Digital Storytelling Resources

One of the benefits of the film festival is that it provides the opportunity to have conversations about Digital Citizenship and responsible use of visuals, sounds and music that can be downloaded from the web. The following list of sites are copyright free resources that can be used in the classroom free of charge.

Information and Tips
Checklists
Storyboards
Copyright
Lesson Plans
Scoring Guides
Publishing

Information and Tips

58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

Link(s)
http://transmediacamp101.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/grazie-a-media-specialists-guide-to-the-internet-58-sites-for-digital-storytelling-tools-and-information/

7 Steps of Digital Storytelling

This is a guide to the 7 steps of digital storytelling from the Digitales site by Bernajean Porter.

Link(s)
http://digitales.us/resources/digitales-storymaking-steps

Digital Storytelling, NOT Digital Spectacle

Tips and examples on how to use images, movement, and transitions with purpose. (This site works best in Internet Explorer)

Link(s)
http://jonorech.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling%2C+NOT+Digital+Spectacle

Making Stopmotion Movies

This site is a resource for teachers and students who want to learn more about how to create stopmotion and claymation movies.

Link(s)
http://stopmotionmovies.yolasite.com/

The What, When, Why, & How of Digital Storytelling

The Digital Directors Guild is a project designed to help teachers develop digital storytelling projects for their classrooms.

Link(s)
http://ddguild.org/index.html

Checklists

Basic Digital Storytelling Project Checklist

A basic checklist for students to use when working on their digital storytelling projects.

File(s):
615B9C39-D24E-621C-273494328959E0B5.docx

Detailed Digital Storytelling Project Checklist

A detailed checklist for students to use when working on their digital storytelling projects.

File(s):
5B84EFF3-1CC4-EACA-CE2D052F642D1DED.pdf

Storyboards

Basic Storyboard

Use this versatile storyboard for a variety of digital storytelling projects.

File(s):
5B933BFE-1CC4-EACA-CE08A9505D95470E.doc

Interactive Storyboard

Use this online interactive storyboard to outline each scene in your movie, and then print it out.

Link(s)
http://users.altec.org/~scherrer/digi_dif/storyboard_wrap.htm

Video Storyboard

Use this storyboard for detailed planning of projects involving video.

File(s):
5B9557EB-1CC4-EACA-CE42A2CBFAA7E5A3.doc

Copyright

46 Web Sites About Creative Commons and Public Domain Images

Great resource for sites that contain pictures and photographs that are licensed as creative commons and public domain.

Link(s)
http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2011/07/45-web-sites-about-creative-commons-and.html#.TsOKB5MgdOU

Copyright Friendly Resource List

A list of copyright friendly resources to use with your digital projects. Topics include: sound bites, music, clip art, images, photographs, and video backgrounds for green screen.

File(s):
A2E6A182-B8D1-8F3B-738A53E79B4AC2EB.pdf

Copyright with Cyberbee

An interactive tool to teach students the basics of copyright.

Link(s)
http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf

Lesson Plans

Example of Elementary Digital Storytelling Lesson Plan

Example lesson plan includes essential questions, objectives and standards addressed in digital storytelling projects.

Link(s)
http://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=digital_overview

Example of Secondary Digital Storytelling Lesson Plan

Example lesson plan includes the steps involved, a storyboard, and a scoring guide.

File(s):
5B8A3651-1CC4-EACA-CE2FFEF83B1C8B5B.doc

Scoring Guides

Digital Storytelling Scoring Guide

This online interactive digital storytelling scoring guide from Bernajean Porter's Digitales site allows you to customize the scoring guide around the type of project you are doing.

Link(s)
http://digitales.us/evaluating-projects/scoring-guides

Publishing

Form 1005 - Consent for Publication of Student Info

Consent form for publicizing student work as well as name and picture

File(s):
A3A9879E-E2C8-475F-8E174FED1917809E.pdf
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