Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Even MORE links


The Center has been active in publishing a number of articles about Digital Storytelling, in print and on the web, as well as a workbook and textbook about our process. We have also contributed to other publications and websites and numerous articles have been written about our work.
On Our Website
Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating CommunityTextbook by Joe Lambert. Available for purchase on-line.Digital Storytelling CookbookThe manual used for our workshops.
A Digital Story: MomnotmomThe digital story used in our workshop tutorials and Cookbook. Created by our former Community Programs Director Thenmozhi Soundarajan about her mother.The Digital DinerA series of interviews with practioners in the field.These Images from These PicturesA guide to writing into images prepared for the Canadian Film Centre's Great Canadian Storytelling Engine.Relationship MediaNotes and examples from a lecture at Stanford University, 2000.
Articles on Digital Storytelling
Is Digital Storytelling a Movement?By Joe Lambert. Reflections on the Digital Storytelling Community.
Storytelling for the New MillenniumBy Corey Hitchcock, SF Gate
Tell Me a (Digital) StoryBy Marcia Stepanek, Business Week
Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroomby Tom Banaszewski, Infoday
What's Your StoryBy Daniel Pink, Fast Company
Digital Tools Easier to GraspBy J.D. Lasica, OJR Senior Editor
Resource Sites
Hilary McLellan's Story LinkHillary has posted one of the most extensive and up-to-date collections of links on Digital Storytelling available online.Digital Storytelling AssociationAn international association of Digital Storytellers, which CDS launched in November 2002.

More Digital Storytelling Links

Another student project with an interesting link to explore:-) http://www.digitalstories.org/

StorytellingCapture Wales A BBC sponsored this digital story telling site, which has individuals create and edit their own personal stories. A great example of the power multimedia presentation can have in capturing human experience. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/capturewales/ DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories A site by author Bernajean Porter dedicated to instruction, resources, examples and training opportunities all related to digital story telling. http://www.digitales.us/ Putting the Story into Digital Storytelling A presentation style .pdf file that stresses the student components of creating a digital story including the mechanics of story writing and the instructor side such as the elements of performance literacy - before committing it to a digital format. http://www.jasonohler.com/storytellingCenter for Digital Storytelling Originating at U.C.Berkley, the Center espouses the principle that every individual has a story to tell. This site contains examples, resources, instructional materials, learning opportunities and a cookbook. http://www.storycenter.org/ David Jakes On-line A site by renowned digital story telling workshop presenter dedicated to using the tools of the digital age to advance pedagogical practice and student learning. http://www.jakesonline.org/
Video Tools Digital Video for the Web: Assembling the Pieces This site addresses a wide array of issues related to the successful creation of digital video content for the internet. From an initial needs assessment to the finished product, this site offers a vast amount of easily digestible resources. http://stream.uen.org/medsol/digvid/html/mainmenu.html The Multimedia Project’s The Video Guide is a resource for both students and teachers to use as they explore the world of video. Containing four categories, the materials include such assets as advice sheets, activities and glossaries. http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/TechHelp/VideoHelp/VideoGuide.html Apple’s I-Movie site iMovie specific art, sounds, downloadable plug ins and assorted other resources are available here. http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/ Microsoft’s Movie Maker site Movie Maker tutorials, tips and tricks and downloads available from Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx
Photo Tools Creating Online Image editing section containing several free online image tools and generators. http://www.creatingonline.com/image_editing/ FxFoto Free software for editing digital images http://www.fxfoto.com/ The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. www.gimp.org Graphics Primer Oregon State University College of Forestry’s site covers resolution, file types, file size and tools. http://www.cof.orst.edu/net/howto/grprimer/ Pics 4 Learning Copy-rite friendly images for education http://pics4learning.com
Audio Tools Public Domain Music A reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain, royalty free music. http://www.pdinfo.com/list.htm Partners in Rhyme Royalty free music and sound effects. http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ CDBurner.ca This site discusses and compares various Digital Audio Formats and the pros and cons of using each one. Great comparison tables for file size, encoding time and quality. http://www.cdburner.ca/digital-audio-formats-article/index.htm Audacity A free sound editor for all platforms. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Free Play Music A royalty free music site http://www.freeplaymusic.com
Other Digital Storytellers-From NECC 2006AFI Screen Education Center: Digital Filmmaking in the Core Curriculum AFI Screen Education—empowering educators with the tools of digital filmmaking to engage students in mastering core curriculum and key 21st century skills. http://www.afi.eduDigital Storytelling: Be the Next Ken Burns! Digital storytelling offers educators and students a platform to present information in new and dynamic ways. Examine K-12 uses and free online resources. http://twi.classroom.com/workshops/pscott/schedule_ds.htmThe Tech Savvy English Classroom Revisited From wikis to digital storytelling, this interactive session explores emerging tools and how they can help “move” the literacy skills of all students. http://www.bringingtheoutsidein.com

Digital Storytelling Links

More links that may (or may not - hahaha) be useful when teaching digital story-telling.

I happened upon the site: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/learnshops/digital/resources.php
when correcting student projects (thanks kids!) and thought they might be worth a glance.

Center for Digital Storytelling
is a non-profit project development, training, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.

Digital Storytelling Cookbook
The Center for Digital Storytelling provides this online tutorial that provides an overview of the process of conceptualizing a digital story, including sections on "Recipe," "7 Elements," "Getting Started," "Storyboarding," "Digitizing Memories," and "Premiere."

Dana Atchley / Next Exit
Atchley, who passed away in 2000, was one of the pioneers in digital storytelling vis a vis Next Exit productions, complete with performances in front of a digital camp fire.

Digital Storytelling Festival
is an annual gathering of both experts and people interested in learning more about digital storytelling. This year, the festival is June 7-12, 2004 in Sedona.

The Elements of Digital Storytelling
An excellent resource site from the University of Minnesota.

Digital Storytelling Association

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Term 2 Ends

Term 2 ended on March 12 at 12:30 pm (GMT) and co-incided with the beginning of Spring Break.

Friday, March 14, 2008