The guide provides an introduction to the concepts of digital storytelling and the applications of video in the classroom. Student created videos possess the potential to further enhance the ways in which students learn and build real world skill sets. Broad in nature, digital storytelling represents a number of diverse methods and tools. You will find suggestions for resources, tutorials, assessments, and learning goals in the guide.
For further questions or inquiries, feel free to reach out to any of the Educational Technology staff at their information below:
Jon Breitenbucher, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Armour, Educational Technologist: email@example.com
Megan Smeznik, Educational Technologist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maira Senoo, Educational Technology Associate: email@example.com
- Demonstrate skills in research and collaboration
- Produce an effective, engaging narrative that either crafts an interpretive argument or demonstrates knowledge on a particular subject
- Expose students to the elements of video/digital storytelling such as the process and the tools to develop their digital skills
- Employ the use sound, images/other multimedia, and narrative to craft their piece
- Utilize software and technologies such as iMovie, cameras, and audacity as specified by the faculty member
- Attend and participate in any workshops and storyboarding/script writing sessions
- Specify which types of technologies and tools that students could utilize for the project
- Acknowledge this type of project requires work on the part of both students and the faculty member
- Clearly outline the project and its goals by working with Educational Technology and other collaborators
- Define and present to students a clear outline of the project assessment
- Decide the length of the project. 3-5 minutes is ample time as anything more will be difficult to complete.
Parts of a Successful Project
- Argument/narrative is made clear throughout the project
- Demonstrates an attempt to utilize a variety of tools, technologies, and methods in the project
- Collaborated with peers, faculty member, and other groups such as Educational Technology (where applicable)
- Meets the goals of the course and the assignment as set by the faculty member
On Campus Sources
Educational Technology, Morgan Hall 4th Floor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Heil, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Director of CoRE, email@example.com
Digital Studio and Production Planning Studio, Andrews Library
Digital Media Bar, Andrews Library
Pedagogical and Course Implementation Sources
Video Editing Sources
CITL, RU. IMovie Tutorial 2017, 2017. https://vimeo.com/210318794.
“IMovie.” Apple. Accessed September 20, 2017. http://www.apple.com/imovie/.
Hoonuit (Log in with your College credentials) has over 250 tutorials including ones about digital storytelling, audio best practices, and students as digital creators.
iMovie Support from Apple
iMovie Tutorial by Tech Talk America takes you through all the basics and introduces you to iMovie in an easy to learn format
By establishing clear expectations for students early on in the process, the assessment of the project will become an easier task. Below you will find examples of some of the types of assessments that you could potentially utilize for this project.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss developing an assessment for a video project or assignment, please reach out to any of the Educational Technology staff members.
Resource about Single Point Rubrics from the Cult of Pedagogy Blog
Rubrics for Video and Digital Storytelling projects (Office 365 login with College credentials)