Everyone has a story to tell. We want to hear yours. Really a very good place to start • http://www.photobus.co.uk/ • http://www.photobus.co.uk/dstory_01.html Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Student-centered learning • Students encouraged to participate actively in learning the material rather than “sit and take notes” • Students involved throughout the class time in activities that help them construct their understanding of the material that is presented. • • Instructor no longer delivers a vast amount of information, but uses a variety of hands-on activities to promote learning. Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Student-centered projects • • • • • • • • • Engages student in acquiring knowledge Addresses the needs of the diverse learner Can be scaled up or down Promotes higher-order and critical thinking skills Promotes collaboration Revolves around technology – but not exclusively Provides tools for assessment Can encourage authentic learning Allows teacher to “intrude” at times (as necessary) • Looks good when the administrators walk in… Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. The best time . . . • http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/learnshops/digital/e xamples.php Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Characteristics of a good story: • A single theme, clearly defined • A well developed plot • Style: vivid word pictures, pleasing sounds and rhythm • Characterization • Faithful to source • Dramatic appeal • Appropriateness to listeners From Baker and Greene, Storytelling: Art and Technique, pp. 28 retrieved October 5, 2006 from http://www.eldrbarry.net/roos/eest.htm Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Beginnings…Beyond once upon a time • A great while ago, when the world was full of wonders... • A long time ago, the old people say... • A Saam told this tale as he sat with his friends by the fire at night. He swore that all of it was true. If you have nothing else to do, I will tell this tale to you. • At a time when the rivers were made of chocolate and wishes could come true... • At the time when men and animals were all the same and spoke the same language... (Traditional Navajo opening) • Far away and just as long ago... • In a certain realm, in a certain land...(Russian gypsy) In a land that never was in a time that could never be... Retrieved November 1, 2006 from http://www.folktale.net/openers.html Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Endings to what was told • A grief shared by many is half a grief. A joy shared is twice a joy. (Vietnamese Folk saying) • A mouse did run; my story now is done. • An' the wheel bend, an' the story end. • And as far as anyone knows, they are living there still to this day. • And ever since then, that is the way it has been. • And if they didn't live happily ever after, that's nothing to do with you or me. • And now the story is yours. • And she lived till she grew up. • And so it was, and so it is. • And so the story goes. • And that is how it is to this day. • And that's a true story! Retrieved November 1, 2006 from http://www.folktale.net/endings.html Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. Some uses for digital storytelling Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler. How to’s for Photo Story 3, Movie Maker and WavePad, lesson plan template • Beginner’s guide to Photo Story 3 http://www.windowsphotostory.com/# • Many tutorials for Movie Maker 2 Papa John’s Site • Digital storytelling Western Massachusetts Writing Project • Lesson Plan template – Word http://gemini.utb.edu/jbutler/presentations/digital_storytell ing/ds_lesson_plan_template.doc • WavePad tutorial http://gemini.utb.edu/edtech/MTT/tutorials/Wavepad/Wav epad_tutorial.html Copyright 2006. Janice W. Butler.