Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices Summer Workshop
Do you have an iPad or Android tablet? Are you wondering if creating a digital story is too difficult? Help your students create their own digital stories by experiencing the process yourself.
This workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of digital storytelling. You will have an opportunity to use either iMovie for the iPad or various Android apps. Bring a story to share, or select from one of the stories provided. Walk away with your own 2-3 minute movie and lots of ideas about how to help students create one. This is a BYOD workshop on June 5. Bring your own mobile device.
Workshop runs 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at CSD.
Cost: $145 CSD member; $185 non-member | Register online
[1 Grad Credit Available at additional cost]
Vicki Cobb, author of science books for kids (Science Experiments You Can Eat), is creating an interactive multi-media approach to kids’ science education that you and your students can participate in via videoconference. Your students can simultaneously learn science and media literacy— a combination that is definitely box office!
The first videoconference session is for teachers to meet with Vicki Cobb. She will outline the project, which involves her new book We Dare You! Hundreds of Fun Science Bets, Challenges, and Experiments You Can Do at Home (Skyhorse Publishing). Each trick in the book, which contains 286 science activities, is a script for a one-minute video to be published on Vicki’s website. Vicki has already produced about 25 videos.
The second videoconference is for Vicki to kickoff the project with the kids. (In the pilot project, when the librarian pitched the project to the kids, she figured that perhaps twelve kids would sign up. The next day, she had 42 release forms (in case the videos are published you need parental release forms which can be downloaded from her website here)). The 300+ page hardcover book will be made available to the children at a 40% discount off the retail price of $19.95. Vicki will also make arrangements to sign the books. During the first v/c, she shares some experiments with students.
Once the project is initiated, you will have several weeks to videotape kids doing the science activities. Edited or unedited tapes will be sent to Vicki (unedited videos will be edited by Vicki). Throughout the project, she will answer email questions. The final videoconference will be a discussion of what the kids learned from this project, after Vicki has had a chance to review the videos sent in.
To connect to Vicki, you must participate in all three videoconferences. The target audience for this series are grades 4-6th. The videoconference series dates are: November 17 at 4 pm CT for teachers | November 18 at 10 am CT for students | December 2 at 10 am CT for students. Each videoconference will run about 1 hour. Cost: $400 per site, plus purchase of We Dare You! Hundreds of Fun Science Bets, Challenges, and Experiments You Can Do at Home.
Please sign up for this program no later than Wednesday, November 12. Bridging will take place through MOREnet at the University of Missouri. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories & Photo Essays
– Two Graduate Credits Available –
June 23, 24 & 26 | 9 am-4 pm each day
$298 CSD member; $447 non-member
Help your students create their own digital stories through by experiencing the process yourself. This three-day workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of movie making. You will have an opportunity to choose one of three easy software programs to use: Windows MovieMaker (PC), iMovie (Mac), or PhotoStory 3 (PC). The class is a cross between a writer’s workshop and a movie-making symposium. You may bring a story to share, or you can select from one of the stories provided. Participants will come away with their own 3-5 minute movie & plenty of ideas about how to help students create one of their own! Register at www2.csd.org/tele. You’ll get a confirmation letter roughly two weeks before class starts.
Also, the tele still has openings for the July 15 Classroom Projects Using Digital Cameras class. CSD members only pay $125. Sign up at www2.csd.org/tele. You’ll get a confirmation letter if you have successfully registered for the class. Didn’t get a letter? Contact Joan Forrest at 314-692-1259 or email@example.com.
During the METC last week, the Virtual Learning Center held the winners’ reception for Show Me a Movie. Over 100 people- students, teachers, families- attended and viewed the 2 minute movies. Cinema St. Louis‘ Cliff Froehlich introduced and congratulated the winners, and CSD’s Martha Bogart handed out the awards. If you want to see the movies, visit this link.
the view from behind the stage…
Master of Ceremonies, Cliff Froehlich