MEDEAnet webinar: MEDEA Awards 2013; Storytelling and Music
MEDEAnet organised a webinar with winners and finalists of the MEDEA Awards 2013 to celebrate the MEDEA Awards 2013 and share good practices on producing and using educational media with people interested in finding out more about innovative practices in media-enhanced education. In this webinar winners and finalists presented their submissions which focus on storytelling and music for learning and teaching.
This webinar was held on Thursday 23 January, 4 pm CET and attended by 24 particpants from 9 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/medea-awards-2013-storytelling-...
Story Builder - build stories on Google Docs
Google Docs can be used in a collaborative setting, so that multiple users edit and add on to each others' comments. Story Builder allows students to create a narrative around those changes by animating the discourse between fictional writers on a Google Doc. The app provide an easy way to create and edit lines of dialogue, set them to music The result is a story in the form of a sharable film.
Sample Applications for the Reading/Language Arts Classroom:
- Two of a book's characters can describe a shared event, told from their unique perspectives. For example, two fairy tale or fable characters can each explain their side of a story, contradicting and correcting each other as they go.
- Given a quote from a novel, two or three of the novel's main characters can begin discussing it, and possibly modifying it, to express their individual world views.
- In the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, we hear dual first person narratives of the book's events. Google Docs Story Builder would be the perfect tool for telling both protagonists' point of view in a novel such as this. You might even consider having students work in pairs, with each taking on the role of one of the book's characters.
StoryBoard Pro Software
Atomic Learning's free Video StoryBoard Pro is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects. It features the ability to:
- Enter shot titles and descriptions, complete with planned lengths and edited order.
- Indicate shot types: video, still, audio, music, or titles.
- Enter film tips for your camera person when videotaping the shot and editing tips to be used when editing in iMovie, Movie Maker 2, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or any other editor of your choice.
- Import existing video clips, still pictures, and sounds to better illustrate each shot.
- Create, save, and import templates for video projects.
- Print copies of your storyboard for use while filming or editing.
- Print blank storyboard worksheets for brainstorming new ideas.
- Shot tips that link to online Atomic Learning Library sample video clips.
StoryBoard Pro is a solution using the FileMaker Pro runtime engine. There is a tutorial series by at the bottom of the page.
There is also a free preview of the Video Storytelling Guide with guidelines: http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/en/storytellingindex.shtml. This is a preview of a full online course in video storytelling that includes a total of 75 integrated video examples.