Authors: Mark Standley and Meg Ormiston
Teaching Powerful Storytelling. Storytelling is an important part of learning.
This book provides practical ideas and lessons to apply digital storytelling in schools. It includes broader strategies for teaching powerful storytelling, and a useful CD-ROM with resources and examples of digital storytelling in education.
Today’s technology allows students and faculty to tell stories in powerful ways. The digital camera, editing software, and media outlets allow anyone to tell their story. Not only can they tell their story, but share a curricular concept, help in staff development, create publicity for the school, share achievement on standards, or build learning communities around the world. With this capacity to create powerful stories, we need to remember what makes great stories for audiences. We should think about how storytelling helps students learn.
Digital Storytelling with Windows Movie Maker™ helps teachers learn how to create, teach, and coach storytelling with students across the curriculum. You’ll find broad ideas about storytelling in information literacy, knowledge management, and critical thinking. You’ll also find very practical ideas about using Windows Movie Maker™ software in digital storytelling for curriculum nights, parent nights, media literacy, project-based learning, and staff development.
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker™ allows digital storytellers to use their Windows based computers to capture, create, edit, and share their movies with audiences at school, at home, and around the world. With Windows Movie Maker’s ease of use and web-based support, students and teachers can readily adapt their storyboard ideas and video footage into professional looking movies for class projects and personal fun. This book takes users step by step through Windows Movie Maker™software to apply good digital storytelling practices and activities. You’ll also find plenty of resources about Windows Movie Maker™ and digital storytelling for your family, your students, and your school.
All versions of Movie Maker are covered in the book including the newly released Windows Live Movie Maker.