Digital Storytelling Workshop
August 6-8, 2007, Gresham, Oregon
Agenda (65K PDF)
(includes Rubric and David Brear's Digital Storytelling Marking Sheet)
Digital Storytelling Rubrics
Dr. Barrett's Digital Storytelling Links - including resources
Articles for Jigsaw Activity
a Case for Digital Story Telling - article by David Jakes (December 1,
2005). Everyone has stories. Stories represent who we are, portray our life
experiences, and when presented to others, help connect us to others through
common shared experience. As such, telling a story is a powerful way to communicate
with others. Any teacher knows that when he or she tells a story about themselves
in class, every student is "dialed in," waiting on every word. The
teacher becomes more 'real' simply by relating a personal anecdote. URL: http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=174401140
Your Digital Story Telling Efforts - article by David Jakes (Mar 1, 2006).
In today's educational climate of No Child Left Behind, classroom instruction
must be correlated with local, state and sometimes national standards. This
correlation in many cases is in support of a guaranteed and viable curriculum,
which itself is in support of effective schools. In some instances, this correlation
may also relate to high-stakes testing and the need for students to perform
at acceptable levels. Given the above, how can educators justify an educational
activity like digital storytelling, which at first glance, seems an unlikely
candidate for standards-based education? Ironically, the answer to this question
can be found through a careful examination of a series of standards and position
Storytelling Finds its Place in the Classroom - article by Tom Banaszewski
(February 2002) Learn about the Place Project done with fourth and fifth grade
students. This article focuses on how digital storytelling hooked children
(grade 4) onto writing. It provides the step-by-step process the author used.
David Brear’s website on digital storytelling: http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/dst.html
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling: http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/default.htm
Dr. Barrett’s website on digital storytelling: http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/
Other Useful Articles
Film School - the silver screen inspires young minds to think
big - George Lucas Educational Foundation's
Edutopia Magazine, December '05.
How to Use Digital Story Telling in the Classroom - George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia Magazine, December
Reality Bytes - Digital learners
have their own tech tales to tell, George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia
Magazine, October '05.
What's Your Story? - article by
Daniel H. Pink, talks about how the business world uses story telling in its
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling - this site from the University of Houston is devoted to the
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.
Shout Out! A Kid's Guide to Recording Stories - This is a guide you can download for students who want to
gather audio stories. It works through the steps from selecting a subject
to interview, how to conduct the interview and how to use the equipment. Although
this site deals only with sound recording, many of the tips can be applied
to video recording.
Telling Your Story - a handbook
for putting the story into digital ( and traditional ) storytelling.
Adapted from David Brear’s website on digital storytelling: http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/dst.html