October 2019 Agenda—Norfolk, Nebraska
Begin at 9:00am
WiFi: No password to connect to the school
Agendas: If you are here, you made it!
To Each Other: Grab some coffee and let’s mingle for a bit.
Lunch: I like me some bbq, but there is more…
1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
We are going to divide Psalm 23 to create a collaborative visual representation in Google Slides. We will have a group of 3 working on verses 1-3, another group of 3 for verse 4 and a final group of 3 working on verses 5 and 6. This will be a nice introduction to digital storytelling.
1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th.
2. LEA National Convention is next week. Keep an eye out for the TEC21 Booth.
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. (Look to your participants’ September Reflection Responses to help guide you.)
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.
Everyone has a story to tell! What’s yours?
What is digital storytelling? Here’s an example.
“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.
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.
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.
Stop motion is a wonderful resource for students in any grade level. I’ve got some resources below to help you get going.
Stop Motion resources to help you get going:
- ISTE Article: Engaging Elementary Students with Stop Animation
- Common Sense Education: This lesson plan lays out the steps and includes resources to use at each step along the way. Commonsense.org
- Makespace for Education: Another nice layout for what you need to get started, along with some examples. Starts with an overview, then “Where to Start”, “What is next”, and finishes with “How to go further”. It also rounds out with additional resources. Makespaceforeducation.com
Paper Slide Video
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.
- incompetech.com (Royalty Free Music)
- soundbible.com (Royalty Free Sounds and Music)
- YouTube (Royalty Free Music)
- “Hire a Kid” – You all have that kid in your class who’s the soundFX machine, right? Give him an outlet for that talent!
- Create your own music using Garageband or UJAM.
- iMovie contains Royalty Sound and Music for your videos.
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
Genius Hour Unit 2: Make a plan
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.
- “What is Genius Hour?” (Genius Hour)
- How to Build Community Leaders of Today – And Tomorrow – Through Genius Hour (EdSurge, 2017)
- Genius Hour in Elementary School (Edutopia, 2017)
- Tips and Tricks to Keep Kids on Track During Genius Hour (MindShift, 2017)
- Inspire Drive, Creativity in the Classroom with 20-Time (20-Time in Education)
- 20-Time Projects in Education: 41 Projects in 4 Minutes (YouTube, 2014)
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Digital Tools & Resources
Adobe Spark Video and Page allow students to use format templates to create stories with impactful graphics and animated videos in minutes. Record your voice, add pictures or provided graphics, and turn into a video.
It’s simple, fun and takes only a few minutes! Learners pause and flip their camera while recording, add uploaded photos and videos, trim unlimited clips and include a whiteboard, video styles, text, emoji, inking and more to superpower their stories!
iMovie is the default “go-to” video editing tool for iPads and Macbooks. Use the trailer templates to create book previews or unit previews for your class.
Draw and Tell is an award-winning creative tool for children of all ages that encourages imagination, story telling and open-ended play. Use the tool to draw, color, decorate with stickers, create animations and record stories.
Google Slides is a great platform for creating stop motion videos. You can create each individual slide to act as a frame. Either download the presentation and upload it into a video making app or publish to the web and change the “ms” feature to make internet based stop motion movies.
A resource to help promote Digital storytelling in Math
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, or creative cards. And best of all, it’s FREE!
Storyboard That provides a variety of engaging backgrounds, characters, and items help students build a story. The storyboard itself can tell the story, or use it to create another digital story format. Check out the historical settings and consider using for Thanksgiving! You can create several for free.
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.
Dismiss at 2:00pm
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