“Twitter is the back fence you share with your neighbors. Except your neighbors are people all over the world”
– Scott Mcleod
Stump your group – 21st Century Skills – create a challenging question based on the lecture content up to that point/Share one or more questions/answer as a group(take notes)/Report to class – Resource – Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework
Frontline – Generation Like (53:41) – PBS
Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part I.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/19/digital-storytelling-part-i/>.
Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part II.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/25/digital-storytelling-part-ii/>
Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:
1 – After watching Generation Like, respond to this question on your class blog. How does understanding how children use the Social Web prepare us for our instruction in the classroom?
2- Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab) to our next class. Here is a headset I like.
3 – Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Pixlr) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.
Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt
4 – Digital Storytelling Project Prep
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 10 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;
- Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
- A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
- Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
- The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
- The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
- Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
- Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
On Friday, we will demo software that you can use to produce/publish and promote.
** Have one member of your group Comment on this post with all the names of your group before you leave.
The Digital Diet @ http://wapo.st/mHfHeS
Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation @ http://youtu.be/c0xa98cy-Rw
Fox, Jo-Ann. “Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make It Yours.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 May 2014.
“Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips – Getting Smart by Guest Author – Edchat, EdTech, PLN.” Getting Smart Personal Learning Networks for Educators 10 Tips Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.