Week 4 (Due June 18th)

Activities:

*Bring Headsets and Laptops for Digital Storytelling Worksession.

Suggested Reading on Project Based Learning:

“David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series).” Edutopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 June 2013. Video <http://www.edutopia.org/david-thornburg-future-classroom-video>

Perlman, Bob. “Students Thrive on Cooperation and Problem Solving.” Edutopia. Edutopia. Web. 29 May 2012. <http://www.edutopia.org/new-skills-new-century>.

Week 3 (Due Jun 11th)

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

VoiceThread – online collaborative, multimedia slideshow

Glogster – online multimedia poster

Animoto – online music video creation

Storybird – online storytelling

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

Activities:

  • Storyboard, script, and photos for digital story uploaded it as a Google doc . See http://www.learndst.com for guidance/resources on digital storytelling. Please compared to work on 6/11.
  • Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs.
  • Read “PowerPoint is Evil” by E. Tuften, listen to NPR story about PowerPoint in the classroom,  and post a response to the class blog (not your personal blog). Be sure to make specific references to the reading & radio program in your response.

***June 11th is our first Virtual class. Login here to participate. I will be at the Rowely Hall if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support).

Week 2 (Due June 4)

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You can tell any kind of story with this group project. My goal for this project is that you use  ’new-to-you’ technology tools to create a video that includes audio- narration and/or music sound track in class (although planning for this project should happen outside of class). There is no time requirement, although I recommend no more than 10 minutes.

Think of this assignment as practice for incorporating Digital Storytelling into your classroom. Your digital story can;

  • retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
  • retells a story about  a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards
  • reflection on a life event
  • movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future

Consider the following elements when planning and producing your Digital Story;

  1. Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
  2. A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
  3. Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  4. The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
  5. The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
  6. Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
  7. Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.

On Tuesday, we will demo software that you can use to produce/publish and promote.

Course Readings:

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part I.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/19/digital-storytelling-part-i/>.

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part II.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/25/digital-storytelling-part-ii/>.
 

Post a response on your blog:

1 – Share what Social Learning site you are using during this course. Describe why the tool will be helpful for your personal/professional learning. (Please include a image and hyperlink in this post)

Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab). Here is a headset I like.

Optional Readings:

“Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”  Marc Prensky, On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001)[7]

White, David S., and Alison Le Cornu. 2011. “Visitors and Residents: A New Typology for Online Engagement.” First Monday 16,9 (5 September). Available online at:http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3171/3049.

Week 1 Assignments (due May 28th)

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ”
~ Albert Einstein
Welcome to week 1!!!
Share your NEW ED554 Blog in the comments section of this post.
Choose one blog from the list of recommended blogs and read through as many postings as you can.
Post a ‘selfie’ or avatar (https://www.diigo.com/user/plan3t_t3ch/Avatar ) to your new blog.

Identify a learning standard for your content area and grade level as a target of focus for the semester (see your content area standards and/or the ISTE NETSAASL, or VA Dept of Ed Site).

Post 3 responses on your blog:
1 – about the blog you chose to read;
2 – What standard are you using as a target of focus this semester? How can you link activities for different learning styles to this standard?
3- Choose one of the Learning programs highlighted in the Digital Media* New Learners of the 21st Century video (52 minutes) and share your reaction.

Be sure to regularly check  your Marymount U Gmail and ED554 course blog for announcements related to this class.

Our Syllabus – http://bit.ly/10KpXk2