10/18/2007

Class26-Digital story (iMovie)

Before the class beginning:

* We had great games from the PowerPoint game project! I am really happy to see all of your games, which are full of creatvities, fun and imagination! Please send me the link of your PowerPoint game (you need upload your PowerPoint game file to that page) if you haven't done it. If you cannot upload your game, then please email to me. No late work would be accepted without a latepass!
* Remember to initial the sign-in sheet as you enter the room.


Please read the project requirement carefully before you start your project.

Now let's look at a few examples of digital stories to gets your brains churning about your own ideas.

For additional examples of digital stories look at the links below

University of Houston

The Center for Digital Storytelling

The use of video in education has been around for a long time, but it is just in recent years that it has become simple for classroom teachers and children to create and edit their own educational videos. The Apple Learning Interchange gives multiple examples of using educational video for teaching content standards. Here is a teacher's refleciton of using digital storytelling in the classroom. Here is another teacher's reflection and her tips for digital storytelling group works.

Today we will begin digital storytelling using iMovie. You'll want to review the project guidelines for this project -- but keep in mind that you need not capture more than 5-8 minutes of raw footage. This will be edited down to 2-3 minutes of video. We will use iMovie for editing.

You will be working in small groups to discuss the topic that you want to use and create an original story about it. Your topic should be educational but not necessarily related to your own subject area. It can be:
  • An interview
  • A discovery story
  • A personal reflection
  • An adventure story
  • ......
To get more ideas about a possible type of story that you will use in your video, read the Digital Storytelling Cookbook.

As the storycenter told, "Storytelling is meant to be a collaborative art. It is much more realistic this way, and much more fun." So please work with your group members and get everybody involved.


Our class schedule for iMovie:
Monday, Oct. 22: Introduction to the iMovie--hopefully it will be at the Mac lab (room 233#, Aderhold). You will get the tapes on this day.
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Check out your video camera and take footage. We will not meet in class.
Fall break--Hooray!
Monday, Oct. 29; Wednesday, Oct. 31st; Friday, Nov. 2: video editing; 602 Aderhold (the five-member group will work on the suite in our classroom).
Monday, Nov. 5: Movie day (Due date); 616 Aderhold (the five-member group will work on the suite in our classroom)

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