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You might have done a digital storytelling with us before or perhaps thought about it?
Digital Storytelling is best described as a video essay where students have to research a topic related to their course, write a narrative that clearly defines their topic and what they've learned and then edit, edit, edit.

We hold at least two writing & editing sessions called "storycircle" where we listen to student narratives and give feedback as a class and then another when they are drafting their scripts.
The script writing is especially important because it is an exercise in the economy of writing. Students have learned to write long, descriptive essays but here we learn to write minimally but include details that are the most important to communicate. Students can fill in additional details, facts, and figures with digital elements.
Then students search for or create digital media that compliments their digital story like pictures, video, sound, graphics. This is also a lesson in digital citizenship where we teach students to look for Creative Commons licensed media and to properly give attribution for the work they are using--even if it's their own.
Then they use editing tools like WeVideo to edit their digital story and share it with their class or a larger public.

Digital Storytelling

Published at Jan 17, 2017
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Digital Storytelling

@Whittier College 2009-2017
You might have done a digital storytelling with us before or perhaps thought about it?
Digital Storytelling is best described as a video essay where students have to research a topic related to their course, write a narrative that clearly defines their topic and what they've learned and then edit, edit, edit.

We hold at least two writing & editing sessions called "storycircle" where we listen to student narratives and give feedback as a class and then another when they are drafting their scripts.
The script writing is especially important because it is an exercise in the economy of writing. Students have learned to write long, descriptive essays but here we learn to write minimally but include details that are the most important to communicate. Students can fill in additional details, facts, and figures with digital elements.
Then students search for or create digital media that compliments their digital story like pictures, video, sound, graphics. This is also a lesson in digital citizenship where we teach students to look for Creative Commons licensed media and to properly give attribution for the work they are using--even if it's their own.
Then they use editing tools like WeVideo to edit their digital story and share it with their class or a larger public.
Photo by ransomtech

Digital Literacy

in Digital Storytelling
Digital Literacy means students need to be able to navigate and use technology not just as consumers but creators. Digital Literacy is also about contributing to public scholarship to share with culturally diverse and global communities.

Students build digital literacy skills in digital storytelling by learning to use technology tools to explain, communicate and imagine or re-imagine how their ideas can shape scholarship.

Began Spring 2009

with an experimental course in Philosophy
Kathy Filatreau and I teamed up the semester after we both started working at Whittier College. We did a facilitator workshop with the Center for Digital Storytelling in Pasadena and started right away!

In the Spring of 2009 we did an experimental class assignment in a Philosophy course with Paul Kjellberg.
Photo by KRO-J

As of Spring 2017

17 different disciplines have adopted
Philosophy
SOWK
History
English
Religious Studies
Kinesiology
Music
Sociology
Anthropology
Biology
Political Science
Modern Languages
Education
Business
Environmental Science
Whittier Scholars Program
Study Abroad
Community-based projects

1000+ Stories Created!

Students +community-based projects
Study Abroad:
China (earlier course)
May 2016; embedded in Denmark
Jan Term 2017; Education, Env. Science in Costa Rica
Photo by brentdanley

Selected Stories on YouTube Page

Whittier DigLibArts
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrCMt9MBvlTd8xZ1Mc6I1Q/playlists

Range of Stories

SOWK senior finals
Music: artist, genre profiles
Anthro: stop motion
Soc/Bio: Photovoice
English: experimental
History: time period pieces, geographic (transnational)
Soc: race\class\gender
Mod Lang: travel
KNS: video resumes
Religious Studies: Green Religion, Monotheisms
Photo by ISOtob

New: Study Abroad

How can technology enhance the study abroad experience 
China
Denmark
Costa Rica

PhotoVoice

Digital Stories embedded in maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=18rDhRa2cCrMknz7x-R3_W3RNJPw&ll=33.96850296144391%2C-118.04763164999997&z=14

WeVideo

Online, web-based, collaborative
Video editing;
app for mobile devices
collaborative projects
work from any web-enabled device
bells & whistles
create virtual classrooms to see student progress & share stories
Whittier College account
120 seats per semester, always maxed out!

International Adoption

of Digital Storytelling
Programs world-wide at universities
Helsinki
Columbia
Denmark (in the work)

Fulbright Scholarship in DS (first student from WC applying next year)
Photo by AcrylicArtist

Wanna try it?

schaidez@whittier.edu
Let me know if you are interested in trying digital storytelling and we'll schedule an appointment at the end of lab today.

Sonia Chaidez

Haiku Deck Pro User