Tips and Tricks for Digital Storytelling
are many software packages out there that you can use for digital storytelling
but one that I have had recent success with is the Free Microsoft Product Photostory
for classroom activities:
Take several digital cameras to school events or on an excursion. Place all photos
into a network folder and have the students create a Photostory of the events.
Have the students take digital photos of their art samples and write poetry about
what Art is then make a digital presentation of their art and their poetry.
Have the students work in pairs so they can learn from each other.
If you're teaching adult ed a great activity is for them to make a digital story
of a 'life changing event'. A time when your life took a dramatic turn.
Try to 'Rise Above the Usual' - Try some Ecphastic
Think about how you can integrate/combine this piece of software with a traditional
classroom activity to make it more engaging. eg How can you incorporate it into
Phonics, Science, Maths, Social Studies/Human Society etc
Put together a photostory for graduation night.
Write up a task as a design brief to help guide the students towards 'better'
When introducing the software make a few jokes about how truely horrible the music
is :) - Leads to discussion on how music is meant to support the mood of a digital
Download this digital storytelling
for free here.
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