Lesson 10- Digital Storytelling


November 15-21

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Explain what digital storytelling is and how it works.
2. Explain the advantages of selected digital storytelling tool.
3. Create a digital story.
4. Explain how to use digital storytelling tools in the classroom.
Grading for Module- 1 hour credit=100 points
Journal entry on wiki- 25 points
Discussion participation- 25 points
Product- Digital story- 50 points

Description:

Digital storytelling is simply using digital tools to tell stories. Stories don't necessarily just have to be for Language Arts teachers. Think outside the box! How could you use digital storytelling in your non-language arts classroom? This link has some ideas for all subject areas (http://www.kerpoof.com/teach?c=lesson_plans). They are specific to elementary and middle school but could probably be adapted for high school students as well.

Assignment:

  1. On your Digital Dozen wiki, create a new page called "Digital Storytelling".
  2. Briefly explore the digital storytelling tools listed in "What Digital Storytelling are Available". Read the tutorials and idea links for each tool.
  3. Select the digital storytelling tool that you like best and create an account. Create something you can use in your classroom.
  4. Answer the discussion questions found on the Discussions tab of this wiki page.
  5. On your "Digital Storytelling" page on your Wikispace, write your ideas for using digital storytelling sites personally or in your classroom. Add a link to your creation. Be sure to follow specific directions for each tool to ensure that everyone will be able to see your story.
  6. Read the answers to the discussion questions posted by your fellow Digital Dozen classmates. Respond to any that you feel strongly about or have something to add.


What Digital Storytelling Tools are Available

Site
Tutorials
Ideas for Using
Storybird
http://storybird.com/teachers/
http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2009/09/storybird.html

http://storybird.com/tour/
Create an account and then go to http://storybird.com/teachers/ to create a class and add student logins.

Books can be viewed online for free or printed for a fee.

NOTE: When you publish your book, be sure to set the Privacy settings to PUBLIC so that we can view your book when you link it.

http://blogs.learnnc.org/instructify/2010/05/25/writing-stories-with-storybird/

http://blog.storybird.com/2010/06/collaborative-storytelling%E2%80%94teacher-edition/
Tikatok
http://www.tikatok.com/classroom
http://www.tikatok.com/help/faq

http://www.tikatok.com/view/book/the-tikatok-book-editor
Create a teacher account (https://www.tikatok.com/user/remoteRegisterTeacher) and create student logins on the "My Students" tab.

Books can be viewed online for free (with the login) or printed (for a fee).

NOTE: If you choose to create a product with Tikatok, you cannot embed it into your wiki and the link is specific to your login. Please email Janie or Amy your Tikatok user name and password so we can view your product.

http://csusmwebtools.wetpaint.com/page/Tikatok
Kerpoof
http://www.kerpoof.com/teach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl4cdCrs3OQ

http://www.kerpoof.com/edu/Teacher_Guide.pdf
Create a Kerpoof account first and then go here http://www.kerpoof.com/teach?c=accounts to request a teacher account. This will allow you to create student logins without an email address.

http://www.kerpoof.com/teach?c=lesson_plans

http://www.kerpoof.com/teach?c=ideas

http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=2347

Enrichment:


Digital Storytelling 4 Everyone Wiki
http://digitalstorytelling4everyone.wikispaces.com/

Digital Storytelling
http://techntuit.pbworks.com/Digital-Storytelling