Tech Integration | Utilizing ideas

Digital Storytelling

Section 1: What is Digital Storytelling?

“Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art

of storytelling. Digital Storytelling derives power by weaving images,

music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension

and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights.”

(Quote by Leslie Rule) 

 

Here are some good websites for learning about digital storytelling:

www.hubforteachers.com                              

www.inms.umn.edu/elements/                           

www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/index.cfm

Section 2: Using a Storyboard

A storyboard is one way of having student organize their thoughts. They can take many forms. Here is one basic example: Storyboard form 

 

Section 3: Assessing Digital Stories

There are a lot of rubrics available for assessing student work. Here are links to some useful ones:

http://www.digitales.us/evaluating/scoring_guide.php 

http://www.techteachers.com/digstory/gradclass/rubrics.htm

http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/assessment.cfm

Section 4: Posting, Feedback , Critique & Self-Reflection

One of the best parts of the digital storytelling process is the opportunity to move beyond work only the teacher sees to a wider audience. There are several options for posting digital stories. Some of the easiest are using the student blogs (8mb max per post though) or using a google site. Both are easy ways to share the work. For feedback and critique, using some time of reflection form is helpful. This is an example: Feeddback form This will help guide students while viewing peer works.

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