I. Appetizer: Why tell stories?

What is transliteracy?
21st Century Literacies (NCTE)
Digital Storytelling Quotes
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II. Tasting Samples: It's always about sharing a story!

III. What is storytelling?
  • Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace
  • Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. Hannah Arendt
  • wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for. Russell Banks
  • The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in. -Harold Goddard
  • There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.-Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.-Salman Rushdie
What is digital storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally. - Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association

IV. Directions: How to tell digital stories

V. Warming-up

Google Search Stories
Tell us a story about something we don't know about you or something you did over your summer vacation.

VI. Playing with stories:Individual or pair work on developing digital storytelling lesson/project and model product
  • Select a story prompt or use one of your lesson/unit ideas
  • Storyboard, script, collect images and other media across our digital story types
  • Produce!
  • Embed

VII. Dessert: On assessing new student products

VIII. Additional Ingredients

On intellectual property

IX. Sharing and celebratingGallery walk. Reconvene and share progress, ideas, provide feedback/suggestions

X. Reflecting, Q&A; concerns, open-forum