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  1. Digital Storytelling with Handheld Computers Candace Figg, PhD. West Texas A&M University http://www.figg.com/handy4class

  2. What is a digital story? “Storytelling from the images we collect in our lives” Canadian Film Centre's Great Canadian Storytelling Engine

  3. What are the components of a digital story? • A good story

  4. What are the components of a digital story? • A good story • Images that tell or enhance the story • 1-3 images OR • 1-3 minutes of video

  5. What are the components of a digital story? • A good story • Images that tell or enhance the story • 1-3 images OR • 1-3 minutes of video • Sound that enhances (optional) http://www.wired.com/animation/collection/nicola_lemay/star_eater/

  6. How about this? http://www.wired.com/animation/collection/nicola_lemay/star_eater/

  7. Advanced Organizer • Identify the five types of digital stories • Identify the digital story activity structures • Describe the hierarchy of writing skills developed with digital stories

  8. Four modes of writing • Descriptive • Narrative • Expository • Persuasive

  9. Descriptive Activity Structures

  10. Introductory descriptive writing Digital Records Conceptual Dictionaries Descriptive Activity Structures

  11. Flowering Plants of Texas: A Digital Collection

  12. Liriope

  13. Dusty Miller

  14. Daisy

  15. Rose

  16. First experiences with descriptive story writing Rephotography (http://www.thirdview.org/3v/home/index.html ) Descriptive Activity Structures

  17. First experiences with descriptive story writing Rephotography (http://www.thirdview.org/3v/home/index.html ) “Place” (http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan02/banaszewski.htm) Descriptive Activity Structures

  18. Trains and Fire Trucks My favorite things

  19. This is a great train!

  20. I like the train but I don’t like the tunnel.

  21. Can’t let Mom know I’m afraid of the tunnel. On to the fire truck!

  22. Want to play fire truck! I’m the chief, OK.

  23. Excuse me, but I think this is my fire truck.

  24. Boy, what a wonderful day.

  25. First experiences with descriptive story writing Rephotography (http://www.thirdview.org/3v/home/index.html ) “Place” (http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan02/banaszewski.htm) Digital Story Starters Descriptive Activity Structures

  26. Digital Storytelling

  27. I heard him trying to break in!

  28. I ran to the cabinet and grabbed my automatic, slammed a clip in and chambered a round. I was scared as I snuck down the hall to the back door.

  29. I also grabbed a flashlight. I opened the door as quietly and as slowly as I could. I tiptoed to the side of the house where I heard him still working on the screen.

  30. I turned the corner and put the flashlight and gun in his face. I yelled, “Hands up” as he turned to face me.

  31. Crime scene Yep! Your right. It was a cat burglar.

  32. Personal Photo Essays

  33. “Slice of life” Personal Photo Essays

  34. A day in Dr. Figg’s class A photo essay

  35. What do you think we will be doing in class today?

  36. Oh, I remember we are going to integrate the use of handhelds in to our lesson plans.

  37. What will happen? It may look like this. Everyone will be on task. Some will develop ideas before group activity begins. Some will be working in groups.

  38. Each group will gather photographs for their own theme.

  39. The class was very active. Some were designing while some were brainstorming. Still others were already writing their fable.

  40. The fables were very good.

  41. “Slice of life” Electronic Photo Albums Personal Photo Essays

  42. Looking for a Topic A photo essay

  43. It was a beautiful sunny day in Denver and we were looking for a story. This may be the place!

  44. The statues in this plaza thought we might find a story in one of these building but it appeared as though it would take more time than we had to spare. We continued to look for a story which we could find in a reasonable period of time.