Week 3 (June 17th)

“Living and breathing an authentic story is the best way to survive in an conversation-rich world.”

-Seth Godin

In Class:

PLN – Diigo | Intro Video | MU_ED554

The 4Cs: ABOVE and Beyond – https://youtu.be/zTbuFN8_D_s

Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills.


Create a Schoology account – Referral Code: SKnight15 – Enrollment Code – WWDS3-J2XRV

Digital Storytelling Project

You can tell any kind of story with this group project. My goal for this project is that you use  ’new-to-you’ technology tools to create a video that includes audio- narration and/or music sound track in class (some planning for this project might need to happen outside of class – Use Google Docs).  I recommend no more than 5 minutes.

Think of this assignment as practice for incorporating Digital Storytelling into your classroom (and maybe your unit plan). Your digital story can;

  • retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
  • retells a story about  a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards
  • reflection on a life event
  • movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future

Consider the following elements when planning and producing your Digital Story;

  1. Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
  2. A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
  3. Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  4. The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
  5. The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
  6. Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
  7. Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.

** Have one member of your group Comment on this post with all the names of your group before you start working.

Some Inspiration:)

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

Adobe Spark – pictures/video/sound online

PowToon – online animated slides

Animoto – online music video creation

Storybird – online storytelling

ZooBurst – online 3d popup

FreePlayMusic – copyright free music

Youtube Music Library – https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

Apps – A great list of apps

FairUse Guidelines

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:
Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:

June 17th is our first Virtual class at 6:00PM. I will be at the Reston Campus if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support).


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