Digital Story Telling; Taking a look at yourself.

Digital Storytelling is a wonderful way to get students engaged in the classroom and to allow them to make something in a non-traditional way.  Technology is all around us and it will become more vital in the classroom as time passes by.

My idea for a digital story telling project (k-6) would be to ask my students to write down how they would like to see themselves and perhaps their favorite places or things and what they would like to be when they grow up. They can bring a current picture of themselves and we will scan it, save it and use it to digitally enhance it..=)

This picture that I edited is how I saw myself and envisioned myself while I was doing this.I was envisioning myself in colder weather lol, hint, the snow falling. I also like black and white pictures more than I do color, because I guess I value old things, like items, and this looks like something than could be old.  I also like the fact that It’s not clear, which is what I intended for it to look like because it shows a bit of mysteriousness which is how I see myself sometimes when I’m super quiet and focused.

Although it doesn’t seem like much, in the end the little details go along way when analyzed.  Which is what I would like my students to realize, that the little things that are done and the effort put into things, creates a bigger picture.  =)
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About christinev0814

Hello to everyone! A little about myself....I am currently majoring in Bilingual Childhood Education and I will be entering my 4th semester once the Fall semester begins. I graduated BMCC in Jan of 2011 with a degree in Liberal Arts... Everyday I try to do my best in everything and maintain a positive mind in order to move forward and fulfill my goals. Although I feel like I've been on the college path for an eternity, I've realized for me, "steady and slow wins the race" :) I love tropical places and I hate pollution! Hope to island and country hop with my family one day:) Good luck to all, in all that you do!

14 thoughts on “Digital Story Telling; Taking a look at yourself.

  1. Love your idea..helps bring those working on your project together. nice job.

  2. Malikaaaa gave me an idea. You could work with students to have them envision digital spaces for pairs and/or groups of students. This could be precursor to collaborations between students.

    • Hmm.. Thanks,Yes, I love how everyone helps each other out here and we bring about great ideas! Appreciate it.

  3. Hey this is really nice and I like how you edited the picture I also agree that though it looks very simple its okay because the most important part is the process and the fact that students leave with more knowledge than they came in with and it is teaching good skills, which is when you work hard and put effort towards something that thing becomes valuable, as you stated, nice activity.

    • Exactly! I really tried to make something cool yet simple lol, took a while but I got it=) Thanks

  4. this is kool. how did you create the image that you created. children love art and having them tell a story you get to see hoe each child think and or their experiences

      • Hey thanks, I actually used the same photo editor thing that u did for your digital storytelling of you as Goku (Dragon ball Z character, not sure if If I spelled him right lol). But yeah, that same one. I credit you for inspiring me to use it lol.

  5. Christi,

    Totally dig your DST project. I simply love the fact that this isn’t too challenging where students end up giving up, and it isn’t so easy that they don’t really learn anything- its just right!


    • Thanks, I started off a bit simple myself, since I’m not too savvy in all of this. However, I’ve definitely learned a great deal in this class! =)

  6. As I read your post, I couldn’t help to recall a video I watched on PBS, which u can also find in the So the idea of it was build on how important it is to be great writer’s and to be “great” writer’s you have to be descriptive. Like one of my favorite poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart. To say the very least every student was given white drawing paper so that they could draw a monster. They would then share their drawing, but not by showing them the image. They would share it orally by being descriptive. The children whom are listening would try and draw the monster described to them. For example, my monster has three horns, one eye, patches of hair etc,. That’s why this exercise is called Monster Match.

    • Thanks for providing the link to the video. I watched it and I absolutely love how concept and the activity that they are doing in the video. To have a video conference is a great day for a large group of students to learn from each other. I like that this incorporates art and writing while they all of these students are also interacting! Really nice, thanks for sharing.

  7. I really like this assignment, creative and will get the students thinking and using their imagine to recreate themselves. Love this !!

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