Igniting Student Creativity Through Digital Storytelling

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  • Jennifer Carrier Dormanhttp://jdorman.wikispaces.com/http://cliotech.blogspot.com/

  • Digital storytelling is the process of writing about a story, and adding the multimedia elements of voice, imagery, and music to create a visual story.

  • The process of digital storytelling permits students to recapture creativity, develop it, intensify it, apply it, extend it . . .

    -David Jakeswww.jakesonline.org/dstory_ice.pdf Photo Credit - Snapshot http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpn/

  • Storytelling Ideas and Scaffolding Steps

  • PSA Public Service AnnouncementBreaking News or Olds BroadcastsMovie Trailer (book, article, historical era or event, etc.)Reenactment / Living HistoryOral HistoryDocumentary or Docu-DramaVirtual TourStory told from the perspective of an object

  • http://sfett.com/html_movie/Ican5/parents.html

  • http://sfett.com/html_movie/Ican7/caesar_salad.html

  • http://sfett.com/html_movie/Ican7/reliving_a_war.html

  • Visit the iCan Festival de Cinehttp://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/4.html

  • Stories from one imageStories from a sequence of imagesStories from a sequence of images with specified personaStories from a muted video clipStories from a muted video clip or sequence of images with background soundStories with student-found images and set narrativeStories with student-found images and student-created narrative

  • Capturing Stories, Capturing Lives: An Introduction to Digital Storytelling

    -David Jakes

  • Plan: Storyboard and Write Produce: Record the pieces hop: Edit the pieces Publish: Share your creation http://handouts.wesfryer.com/ds

  • Select images and write. Loop step 1 with teacher input and feedback in the form of guided questions Narrate. Apply Motion. http://www.primaryaccess.org/

  • Finding the Raw Materials

  • Discovery Education streaming has thousands of media files that users can download, edit, and remix into their own digital stories.

    Advanced Search > Include Only Editable Titleshttp://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/

  • http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ > Search for AFIAmerican Film Institute

    Glossary of film termsStoryboard formatScreenplay formatFilm shotsSafety proceduresThree-point and stage lightingFeedback protocol

    AFI ScreenNationhttp://www.screennation.afi.com/

  • http://www.ruleofthirds.com/


  • primaryAccess is a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives.


  • Teachers set up a class account at http://www.primaryaccess.org/teacher/ Teacher assigns activity to classStudent log in and create their storieshttp://www.primaryaccess.org/ds.htm

    Check out the users guide http://www.primaryaccess.org/guide/Overview.htm

  • http://memory.loc.gov/

  • The Library of Congress has been posting photographs with no known copyright restrictions to a Flickr account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

  • http://tinyurl.com/6cc627

  • National Archives primary resources on footnote


  • Use Calisphere Themed Collections to quickly find primary sources for classroom usehttp://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

  • http://www.authentichistory.com/

  • http://search.creativecommons.org/

  • iStockPhotohttp://www.istockphoto.com/Stock Xchng http://www.sxc.hu/ Stock Vaulthttp://www.stockvault.net/ Flickrhttp://flickr.com/

  • DigiTales Image Resourceshttp://www.digitales.us/resources/image_sources.php

  • Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

    Download Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ Download the LAME MP3 encoder to export as an MP3http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ Audacity Tutorials and Installation Instructionshttp://tinyurl.com/5h2jmc

  • http://www.jamstudio.com/

  • http://freeplaymusic.com/

    Terms of ServiceIf you are using Freeplay Music for: Personal Non-Commercial Use (Non-revenue generating). This excludes broadcast use of any kind, including, without limitation, web, blog, and podcast use; orEducational, Non-Commercial use (this is limited to student use on school grounds for in classroom projects- non broadcast)Then Freeplay Music's compositions and recordings may be used without a fee.

  • Free Music Projecthttp://freemusic.freeculture.org/ccMixterhttp://ccmixter.org/PodSafe Music Networkhttp://music.podshow.com/Podsafe Audiohttp://www.podsafeaudio.com/Bravenethttp://www.resources.bravenet.com/audio_clips

  • DigiTales Music and Sound Resourceshttp://www.digitales.us/resources/music_sound_sources.php

  • Software and Internet Applications

  • http://www.digitales.us/evaluating/scoring_guide.php

  • iMoviehttp://tinyurl.com/5r5nslWindows Movie Makerhttp://tinyurl.com/53yvxMicrosoft PhotoStoryhttp://tinyurl.com/48jvat

  • If you dont want students to use their own e-mail addresses to register for the following Internet applications, try using the Gmail trick.

    G-Mail Trick http://snipurl.com/googletricks

  • Web 2.0 storytelling applications:Image EditorsVideo EditorsMedia Mashup and Creation Tools Media Publishing

  • Picnikhttp://www.picnik.com/Phixrhttp://www.phixr.com/ FotoFlexerhttp://fotoflexer.com/ Splashuphttp://www.splashup.com/

  • http://www.befunky.com/http://www.mrpicassohead.com/http://www.myoats.com/http://www.picnik.com/http://www.buildyourwildself.com/http://www.dumpr.net/

  • Jumpcuthttp://jumpcut.com/Jaycuthttp://jaycut.com/ Movie Masherhttp://www.moviemasher.com/

  • Animotohttp://education.animoto.com/ Voicethreadhttp://voicethread.com/ OneTrueMediahttp://www.onetruemedia.com/Bookrhttp://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/ Scrapbloghttp://www.scrapblog.com/ BubbleSharehttp://www.bubbleshare.com/SlideRollhttp://www.slideroll.com/

  • xTimelinehttp://www.xtimeline.com/ OurStoryhttp://www.ourstory.com/ Mnemographhttp://mnemograph.com/

    For more interactive media timelines visit:http://snipurl.com/timelines

  • MakeBeliefsComixhttp://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ Kerpoofhttp://www.kerpoof.com/ Comiqshttp://comiqs.com/Toonlethttp://toonlet.com/Toondoohttp://www.toondoo.com/

  • Consider student video contests. Check out the DEN blogs for more information:http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_storytellinghttp://blog.discoveryeducation.com/media_matters Moonkhttp://www.moonk.com/ TeacherTubehttp://teachertube.com/ SchoolTubehttp://www.schooltube.com/

  • http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling