I Learn, You Learn, We Learn

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"Maybe you're wondering why people bother telling stories. They're just for kids, aren't they? No, stories are for all people of all ages. If you read a traditional story carefully there are lessons to be learned from it. Some lessons we already know, but sometimes forget. Like being kind to those less fortunate than ourselves, or that love is truly the most important reason for us all to be here. Other stories warn us of the consequences of our actions on ourselves and others. Each story has at least one, and most of the times many, morals. Even a story you have read many times may hold yet another gem of a lesson for you to learn later, down the road. All people of all walks of life have stories, and most all of them contain lessons to be learned or remembered." - Author Unknown

" I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confusius

" Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Ben Franklin


What's Your Story?


Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.
- Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling

Technology has added a new twist to storytelling, although we must always make sure that the content is the driving force behind any project. What our students are saying should always be more important than how they are saying it. That said, the use of technology can pique interest in a variety of students with a story to tell. Digital storytelling uses the available tools of the computer and Internet, and morphs it with words and narration, with the final outcome being an interesting multi-media mix of images and voice.

Ideas for Stories

Personal Narratives
Historical Events
Stories that Inform or Instruct




Digital Storytelling Resources

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Digital Storytelling with Joe Brennan
EdTechConnect - Hall Davidson Resources
Discovery Education Classroom Resource Guide - Digital Storytelling

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PodCasts



Equipment

Computer
Microphone
Digital Cameras
Scanners

Software

Windows PhotoStory3



Windows Movie Maker

Sounds

Free Kids Music

Free Play Music

Other Links

Digital Storytelling - Using Technology to Tell Stories
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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling PowerPoint
Everyone Has a Story to Tell



Quotes about Digital Storytelling


Digital Story about Pat Tillman

created by a 5th grade Arizona student


Schenectady Online Learning Community Beginning DST Workshop Resource Handout