October 2019 Agenda—Columbus, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
Three — Two — One
Share 3 things we should know about you; 2 places you love to visit; 1 job you wish you had!
Let’s use a digital storytelling website to do this.  Go to Adobe Spark and create a video.  You can sign in with your Google account.   Here is my example.  When you’re finished post your link on this Google Doc.

Devotion

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th.

Review

Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. Share a success, a challenge you experienced or a lesson learned.

Goals

1. Discover the value of digital storytelling.

2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with a colleague.

Digital Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell! What’s yours?

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Storytelling

 

Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short story, typically with a strong emotional component.  Remember our devotion from last time about Following Jesus on Twitter.  That was a great example of a digital story.

Literary Basis

“Digital storytelling has emerged as a fundamental, cross-curricular technique that provides structure for both sharing and understanding new information. It has become an essential way of providing information and enhancing education…by making abstract or conceptual content more understandable. In all disciplines, it offers more ways to engage students and enrich learning through the inclusion of digital media that represents, illustrates, and demonstrates. Digital storytelling brings together text, graphics, audio, and video around a chosen theme, often with a specific point of view. Bernard Robin observes that a digital story may be a personal tale, a depiction of a historical event, or simply a way to creatively impart information or provide instruction. In the classroom, they can also foster collaboration when students are able to work in groups, and enhance the student experience through a personal sense of accomplishment (Robin, 2006). The National Council of Teachers of English in 2003, challenged teachers to develop instructional strategies for students to master composing in nonprint media that could include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound—all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion (Porter, 2008, p. 11). Included was the process of digital storytelling, where information is conveyed in a way that is more engaging than plain text.”     Strategies for digital communication skills across disciplines: The importance of digital stories (Links to an external site.)

Common Core writing standards require writing and publishing using digital tools beginning already in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 12.

With guidance and support from adults, explore and use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Paper Slide Videos

Paper Slide Videos are a quick way to do a one-take recording of students teaching information. Use your iPad or iPhone in video mode and slide the prepared papers in one at a time as you talk about each, telling the story of what you learned or wrote.

Student Example Social Studies

Student Example Science

Stopmotion Video

A stopmotion video is a series of still images strung together at a rapid rate resulting in an onscreen animation.  Below is an example of one a past student created using Stopmotion Studios.  It is a free app that simple to use.  The video below takes advantage of some of the paid add-on features.

Let’s Create One!

Audio Resources
Image Resources

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

 

Planet Nutshell – Safety videos for K-3
Safeweb – Internet safety resources for K-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, and parents
AT&T Safetyland Game – 8 question game that would work well for younger students (grades 2-4)

Genius Hour

Genius Hour Unit 2: Make a plan

 

Template Copy

To begin, develop your idea into a project goal. Next, list the first three steps that you will take to make that goal a reality. Then, make a list of resources that you will need including the tech tools that you may integrate into the project.

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Digital Tools & Resources

With Adobe Spark, you can turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos – in minutes.  Student Example.

Book Creator is a simple EdTech tool to create ebooks on for iPad, Android, and Windows tablets.  It is also now available as a web app.  Student Example

Stop Motion Studios is an app that takes photos and strings them together to form a stop-motion video.  You can add audio narration, change speeds, and a few other perks for free.  You can also use in-app purchases to get more features.

Stop Motion Animator is an easy to use Chrome App to help create stop-motion videos.

Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.  Example

Shadow Puppet EDU is an iPad app that includes pictures, voice, video, maps and more as you create a digital story. Excellent free tool! Search tool checks NASA, museums, and more for free images!  Student Example

Students can use Google Maps and Google Earth to tell autobiographies, biographies, book highlight locations and comparisons of areas over time

A compilation of resources to help students tell digital stories.

This is a digital story of the Black Death told in 90 seconds.

Hack your publishing link to create a simple animation using Google Slides.

Juxtapose JS from Knight Lab is a free tool for making and hosting side-by-side comparisons of images. The tool was designed to help people see before and after views of a location, a building, a person, or anything else that changes appearance over time.  Here is mine on the 2011 Tsunami in Sendai, Japan. Information from Practical Ed Tech.

Storyline JS is one of the newer Knight Lab offerings. This beta product is designed to help students tell stories with data. The basic purpose of Storyline JS is to help students can create interactive line graphs.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.

StoryMap JS lets you combine elements of timelines and maps to create mapped stories. On StoryMap JS you create slides that are matched to locations on your map. Each slide in your story can include images or videos along with text.  Here is my story map on places I’ve gone to school.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.

A great pace to find math resources.

A gamified science site that has recently become free.  You can add your students and create a playlist for them.  Grades 3-9

Learn more about Google Classroom, Google tips and tricks and ed tech best practices by visiting the blog of ed tech speaker and presenter Alice Keeler.

Have your students learn how to type with a fun and engaging program called Typing club. The free version integrates with Google Classroom so students can be up and typing in no time!

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.

3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Luke Finchum

Email: Lfinchum@zionnewpal.org

Twitter: @Lfinch11

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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