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  • 1.Eric Ambrose Teaching with Technology June 16, 2008Dr. S

2. Increasing literacy skillsAppealing to different learning styles and modalitiesin the classroom.Remaining active, engaging and stimulating isimportant to the visual learner.According to Dr. Wilhelm, Looking from aninstructional standpoint, multimedia formats capturechildrens interest and are more easily understood,allowing the learner to focus on higher-level processessuch as identifying problem-solving steps(2005,Wilhelm). 3. Increasing literacy skillsAccording to Dr. Wilhelm, One strategy to increasevisual literacy is for teachers and students to usedigital cameras, which are becoming cheaper, easier touse and more commonplace in K-12 schools (2005,Wilhelm). 4. The needs of the visual learner.Color coding.Videos.Mental imagery.Charts, maps, outlining, and filmstrips.Graphic organizers and diagrams.Digital Storytelling. 5. Who created Digital Storytelling?Dana Atchley developed digital in storytelling in 1993.This form of expression was refined by Joe Lambert inthe mid-1990s and was promoted at the Center forDigital Storytelling.Other people who helped contribute to it were: AbbeDon, Brenda Laurel, Bernajean Porter, and PedroMeyer. 6. Why was Digital Storytelling increased?Digital storytelling is a way in which people candiscuss their own stories in an emotional and visuallyappealing form.Technology helps people put together a story, thusexposing those who have not experienced using thistechnology.Moving images and sounds to engage and audiencewhen telling a story. 7. What is Digital Storytelling?A short two through four minute presentation.It includes: writing, photographs, images, and amusical soundtrack.It is a form of modern expression in storytelling.The final outcome of images and sound collectivelycreate the final product known as Digital Storytelling. 8. Where can a Digital Story get recorded?Digital stories can be recorded anywhere thetechnology is present in ones life.Here is a list of sights where some recordings may beavailable: Joggle, Image Loop, One True Media, RockYou, Slide, Slide Flickr, Photo Show, Slideroll,Dandelife, OurStory, Zude, and Comic Tools. 9. How are the elements in Digital Story laid out (seven points)?Point of viewA dramatic questionEmotional contentThe gift of your voiceThe power of your soundtrackEconomyPacing 10. When is Digital Storytelling used?To motivate students.To help students with their planning andorganizational skills.To assist students in summarizing their thoughts andhow to effectively write.To engage students with lessons that appear to be dryor boring. 11. Increasing Literacy SkillsUsing digital skills increases the active learner by:engaging, enhancing, and understanding what theyare learning.More students are visual learners than ever before.According to Increasing Literacy Skills with Dr. LanceWilhem, Looking from an instructional standpoint,multimedia formats capture childrens interest and aremore easily understood, allowing the learner to focuson higher-level processes such as identifying problem-solving steps (2005, Wilhem). 12. ContinuedBy using this form of literacy they are increasing: Digital LiteracyGlobal LiteracyInformation LiteracyVisual LiteracyTechnology LiteracyLiteracy is usually thought of as simply reading andwriting when in actuality it is more than writing wordson a piece of paper with a pencil! 13. Increasing Literacy Skills with Digital StoryDigital storytelling with pictures is an effective idea inthe following areas: research skills, writing skills,organizational skills, technology skills, presentationskills, organizational skills, interview skills, andassessment skills.Students are stimulated by sight, sound, and thefeeling of the project, instead of writing a story onpaper with a pencil.Students are able to be authentic in their own learningby personalizing with pictures, music, and the writtenword. 14. Digital Storytelling Here is a link to leads to Microsoft which tells someone how to create a digital story: http://www.microsoft.com/Education/MultimediaStory. mspx Here is an example of a digital story and here is the link to that: http://www.storycenter.org/momquicktime.html 15. Works CitedCenter for digital story telling. What is Digital Story telling? May 2008. June 14,2008. http://www.storycenter.org/whatis.html.Microsoft. Create a Multimedia Story Format. 7 July 2004. June 14, 2008.http://www.microsoft.com/Education/MultimediaStory.mspx.University of Massachusetts. Digital Story Telling and increasing literacy skills. April 2008. June 14, 2008.http://www.umass.edu/wmwp/DigitalStorytelling/What%20is%20Digital%20Storytelling.htmWilhelm, Lance. Increasing Visual LiteracySkills With Images. The Journal. February2005. June 14, 2008.

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