Session notes: Digital Storytelling: Be the Next Ken Burns!

Peter Scott, Classroom Connect
**The Educational uses of Digital Storytelling -

Digital storytelling –
What is digital storytelling? Is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories drive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together.
Ken Burns website – educators part
Civil War letters – sample of fourth grade project – used photostory3 – free software from Microsoft
Where do you begin?
Suggested uses:
Response to literature
Character study
Historical account
Lab report
Class trip
Parent night
And more.
What technology is required? Download and/or purchase the necessary software – word editor, image editor, multimedia editor
Movie maker
Photo Story 3
What are the phases in creating a digital story?
Phase 1: preparation
Define purpose
Align project goals and objectives
Sample storyboard – see handouts
Clusters information –
Airset –
Digital camera tip:
Turn the camera upside down
Copyright – pay attention to copyright laws when working with digital images
Phase2: development
Compose and edit ideas and narration
Edit media to better adapt to storyboard
Google Docs:
Online word processor
Phase 3: customization
Transitions, effects, final revisions
Photostory – can create your own music
Phase 4: Culmination

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