Intro-to-Digital-Storytelling

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An Introduction to
Digital Storytelling
Bernard Robin, Ph.D.
Instructional Technology Program
College of Education
University of Houston
Digital Storytelling (digital:
documentaries, narratives, essays, etc)
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Many definitions, but in general, combining
the longstanding art of telling stories with
any of a variety of available multimedia
tools, including graphics, audio, video,
animation, and Web publishing.
Elements of a Digital Story
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Overall Purpose of the Story
Narrator’s Point of View
A Dramatic Question (or Questions)
Choice of Content
Clarity of Voice
Pacing of the Narrative
Meaningful Soundtrack
Quality of the Images
Economy of the Story Detail
Good Grammar and Language Usage
Telling the Story
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Primarily a visual story but might also use:
First person narrative
Previously recorded audio
Text slides
Interviews
Project Requirements
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Support for technology-integrated unit
Option of creating teacher tool or student
presentation
Planned and storyboarded
Created or located media elements
Option to use Photo Story, MovieMaker,
iMovie, or PowerPoint
Finding Images & Audio on the Web
Image Search Engines
• Google
Audio Search Engines
• Picsearch
• AltaVista
• AltaVista
• Singing Fish
Tools for Creating Digital Stories
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Microsoft Photo Story
Apple iMovie
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Many other software options

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