Welcome to Digital Media in the Classroom 2014

UPDATE

Please post your  youtube links to your final assignment by Monday June 16th 10am so I can ensure they are all working for our week 15 presentations. 

Post them to the  Final Digital Stories page on the menu at the top ( here https://2014digitalmediaedmt6008.wordpress.com/final-digital-stories-from-2013-class/

You’ll need to prepare for our first tutorial by creating some accounts with the digital media resources we will be using.digital-media-tree

  1. Bring a USB stick and  headphones to every tutorial Because we have 20 people per lab, viewing videos gets noisy. Bring headphones to you have listen and not be disturbed. Sometimes we will save activities to a USB as well.
  2. Go to WordPress.com  Here you should create an account. We will be making a blog in our first tutorial, but you need to have an account all set to make the process easier. Sign up and remember your username and password.  Bring these to every tutorial so you can access your blog.
  3. Go to youtube.com In future tutorials you will be uploading the digital story you make to your youtube account. Register for a youtube account and remember your username and password. Have all your usernames and passwords written / stored somewhere you can access for each tutorial.
  4. Readings –  do the two readings for the first tutorial next week, as you will need them to begin your first blog posts.
  5. We will be using mac computers. If you’d like to see an introduction to using a mac computer, look at this video to give a short overview.

http://support.apple.com/kb/VI207?viewlocale=en_US

Main assignment for Digital Media: Presented in Week 15 in class via this blog

Digital Story

You are to plan, and create a 2 minute digital story that can be a resource for either English or HSIE teaching in the primary classroom. English can utilize a recount or narrative to tell a true or imaginative story while HSIE allows you to explore a family story, a national or global event, a story around migration or simple family memories that explore changes in everyday life. The digital story can be created in imovie or in similar PC software. It will need to be uploaded to your own Youtube account and linked to the class blog on the class digital stories page.

1. View a selection of digital stories to get a feel for them

ACMI Teachers Digital Stories- http://www.acmi.net.au/learn_teacher_digital_stories.htm

Centre for Digital Storytelling – http://www.youtube.com/user/CenterOfTheStory/

Damon – a digital story by Benjamin Thevenin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcXU1GE_gk

Rites of Passage – a digital story by Nikiko Masumoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCSWMOylwBI

Home Movies – a digital story by Dana Atchley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKuGpBaWqQk

ONE in 8 million – B&W photograph digital stories

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/1-in-8-million/index.html#

2. Decide on your story.

  • Establish the purpose of the story, writing a draft outline or storyboard to help you plan. Use appropriate content for your intended audience.
  • Select images and / or video footage and music that will help tell your story. Note that since you will be publishing this on Youtube (albeit on a private link), you cannot use images, video or music that is subject to copyright. Make sure anyone in your images is happy with you sharing the image online. Don’t use images from your school, professional experience etc.
  • Edit your story into a logical sequence, using appropriate transitions and timing
  • Add or edit the narrative voice over or audio tracks
  • Add a musical soundtrack / or sound effects
  • Acknowledge sources  where appropriate in credits page. (music, images, people, text or any other source which was used)

3. Complete your digital story, save as Youtube appropriate format ( .mov  .mp4  .avi  .wmv ) and upload to your Youtube account. Set as private if so desired.

4. Post the link to the class blog so that we can share on the final presentation session.

Marking Criteria for the digital story:

Criteria for peer review in final class

Name
Submission Creates digital movie, uploads to youtube, puts link on class blog for access. Technical aspects:Appropriate credits and copyright noted. Meets Requirements Does not meet requirements
CATEGORY Exceeds expectations Above expectations Meets expectations Below expectations
Purpose of Story Establishes a purpose early on and maintains a clear focus throughout. Establishes a purpose early on and maintains focus for most of the presentation. There are a few lapses in focus, but the purpose is fairly clear. It is difficult to figure out the purpose of the presentation.
Choice of Content Contents create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches different parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. Contents create an atmosphere or tone that matches some parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. An attempt was made to use contents to create an atmosphere/tone but it needed more work. Image choice is logical. Little or no attempt to use contents to create an appropriate atmosphere/tone.
Pacing of Narrative voice over or audio track The pace (rhythm and voice punctuation) fits the story line and helps the audience really “get into” the story. Occasionally speaks too fast or too slowly for the story line. The pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation) is relatively engaging for the audience. Tries to use pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation), but it is often noticeable that the pacing does not fit the story line. Audience is not consistently engaged. No attempt to match the pace of the storytelling to the story line or the audience.
Meaningful Audio Soundtrack Music / audio stirs a rich emotional response that matches the story line well. Images coordinated with the music. Music/ audio stirs a rich emotional response that somewhat matches the story line. Images mostly coordinated with the music. Music/ audio is ok, and not distracting, but it does not add much to the story. Not coordinated with images. Music/ audio is distracting, inappropriate, OR was not used.
Quality of Images Images create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches different parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. Images create an atmosphere or tone that matches some parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. An attempt was made to use images to create an atmosphere/tone but it needed more work. Image choice is logical. Little or no attempt to use images to create an appropriate atmosphere/tone.
7. Appropriate editing choices The effects, transition and titles are used very effectively and  coordinate with the images and audio Quite effective use of transitions, titles, mostly coordinating with the images and audio Some editing effects are distracting or have not been utilized at all. Distracting editing, not well coordinated with the story or audio.
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69 thoughts on “Welcome to Digital Media in the Classroom 2014

  1. Hello,

    Below is the link to my digital story, “Our Coastline”. The purpose of the video is to encourage Australians to protect their beaches and marine life by disposing their rubbish thoughtfully.

    Syllabus Links:
    HSIE Stage 2 – ENS2.6 Describes people’s interactions with environments and identifies responsible ways of interacting with environments.

    Amy Bull 🙂
    (Thursday 9am tutorial group)

  2. Hello there~
    Enjoy this short video about my Grandpa.

    [embed]http://youtu.be/whfA-PIE3Fk[/embed]

    Stage 2, History:
    HT2-1 – identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world.
    HT2-2 – describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to 
changes in the local community over time.

  3. Enjoy this short video about my Grandpa.

    Stage 2, History:
    HT2-1 – identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world.
    HT2-2 – describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to 
changes in the local community over time.

  4. Here’s my story Jon:

    composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts (ENS-2A)

    uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies (EN3-3A)

    thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts (EN3-2C)

  5. Hi Jon, here is my Digital Story

    It is a family story for Early Stage 1:

    HTe-1
    communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others

    HTe-2
    demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication

    Thanks! Elessa

  6. Hi Jon,

    Here is my digital story … a narrative of a journey through Morocco.

    And here are the outcomes from the English Syllabus, for Stage 3, which have been addressed:

    EN3-7C – Thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts.

    EN3-2A – Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts

    Enjoy! 🙂

    Azka.

  7. Hi Jon,

    Here is my video about friendship. A narrative and recount about my friends

    thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts EN1-10C

    responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences EN1-10D

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