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Digital Storytelling

This is a group about making multidisciplinary connections with digital video narratives for a Web 2.0 audience.

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Comment by Sharanda Payseur on July 8, 2012 at 10:43am

I use digital story telling as a digital essay.  My 10th graders (World Lit) find and research a world social issue.  After writing the research paper, my students create movies in Movie Maker and narrate using their essays.  

Here's my SchoolTube channel with some examples.

Here is my website with the requirements.

The most difficult I have is the software.  MovieMaker is inherently buggy and often students lose a lot of work.  Additionally, recording on laptops isn't as good quality as using desktops when using Audacity, also a buggy program.  

This project is often the most stressful project all year, and the one with the best results.  

Comment by Robert Early on July 7, 2012 at 1:54pm

Hello all.

I'm currently a pre-service teacher studying practical and appropriate ways language arts teachers can use video production in their classrooms to enhance literacy skills. So far, I've compiled some great example projects (I-speak videos, poetry videos, uncommercials, movie trailers, public service announcements, news segments, and documentaries), but I'm interested now in talking to practicing teachers who have implemented video projects into their curricula.

What worked for you? What didn't work? What would you change? What would you keep? How exactly did you meet common core standards? How did you assess the projects?

I wold appreciate any insight you can share with me!

Comment by Ryan Goble on March 26, 2012 at 10:09am

Hi Jswee!  Thanks for the tip - always consider putting things like that up above us in the discussion forum so that cool resources can be archived (things tend to get buried on the wall).  It looks like a great program!

Comment by jswee on March 25, 2012 at 12:18pm

In case you haven't seen it yet - SPREAKER is a super easy Broadcast system to create Podcasts etc.  I have been using it to record just about anything and I can easily embed it into my blog!

Comment by Victoria Parsons on June 28, 2011 at 3:05am

Hi probably a late response but this site has some great sound effects that can be downloaded and used for free

I downloaded all the clips and put them on our central shared area for the children to use.

Comment by Deb Kaczmar on December 15, 2010 at 10:37am

New-comer...  I teach Junior High Technology, and are getting a masters in Educational Technology.  Through my classes I've learn a multitude of benefits of blogging, so I thought I'd join you. 

Comment by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on April 22, 2010 at 5:03pm
I love freekidsmusic and recommend parents go there to source music for their kids. However it is not free to use, only to listen to. In other words, it is copyright to the various artists. As a writer who doesn't like her own work being ripped off, I try to find sites that make music available under Creative Commons or state specifically that it is free to use. This from freemusic's site:

"The music offered here is offered for free download specifically for the purpose of promoting their music to a larger audience of children's music fans.

It is intended to be downloaded and listened to on computers, MP3 players, custom CDs for personal listening, etc. It is NOT intended to be played on your web site, mixed with video or graphics and posted on another web site, played in public as warmup music for a paying audience, burned to CDs intended for resale, used on TV shows, etc."
Comment by julianna on April 22, 2010 at 7:59am
Thank you!
Comment by Andrea Brown on April 22, 2010 at 7:29am also has a bunch of free music. Most of it appears to be aimed at an early elementary audience. :)
Comment by julianna on April 9, 2010 at 7:37am
Thanks Susan :-)

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