There are several Midwest Education Technology Conference preconference workshops to choose from this year! Three full-day workshops focus on digital storytelling/multimedia/media literacy.
Descriptions for these precons (and that platform they are using- Windows or Mac) are listed below. To see a complete list of all the METC 2011 preconference workshops, click here.
Tech Level: Intermediate – presented by Jon Orech
The Power of Digital Storytelling (Windows)
Come learn the transformative power of digital storytelling. In this workshop, participants will learn 7 elements of digital storytelling, see samples of digital storytelling, participate in a “story circle,” be introduced to filmmaking terms, know where to find images and music, know how to give credit for photos, and create their own digital stories. Participants should bring a one-page personal story of an event that impacted them and 10-15 accompanying digital images.
Tech Level: Intermediate – presented by Chris Ingram & BJ Mork
The Student Video Resume: a Multimedia Production (Macintosh)
Experience the process used with students to create video resumes and other types of presentations. When middle and high school students create video resumes, they not only prepare for job interviews but also build self-awareness and self-esteem. Elementary students can use video as a cumulative lesson/unit product or create “a story about me.” Attend this workshop and create your own video resume or story; then take the process back to your classroom to your students. The facilitators will share pre and post surveys used to collect data regarding knowledge related to targeted skills in the NETS-S. Attendees will develop their own data collection tools to meet their specific needs.
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced – presented by Jerri Davenport
Connecting Digital and Print Literacy: Creating Book Trailers (Windows)
Producing book trailers motivates students to engage with books in a way that transforms their involvement with reading connecting print literacy with digital literacy. Book trailers expose students to a real-world digital marketing strategy. Participants will make book trailers using PhotoStory 3, a free Microsoft download (or a program of their choice). Learn how to help students select their audience, and decide how to construct their message to accomplish the persuasive goal of the trailer. The workshop will touch on copyright compliance issues and time will be given to find acceptable images and music. Voice-overs using the free download Audacity will be demonstrated. Skills covered can be applied to any subject and grade level.
The Midwest Education Technology Conference is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.