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    Tuesday, June 20, 2006

    Digital Story Telling

    Two weeks ago we watched Barbara's digital story, close to my heart, and my short video of Gloria's fantastic performance. Today we will watch Liz's digital story about her trip to Afghanistan. You can see that it is something achievable. The main thing is to have a clear idea in your head of the story, find the photos and place them in a digital format, write a script and then get down to creating the digital story.
      You can use Photo Story 3 or Windows Movie Maker . Click on them for the tutorials.

      There are many examples in Capture Wales*. A very good one, simple but effective, is the one with a shoe. Silence Speaks, Telling Lives, Breaking Barriers, Path of Me. Watch them!

      Another great link with examples is the BBC Humber Stories*.

      Video Nation*, also BBC UK, has more digital stories.

      Centre for Digital Storytelling tells you everything about digital storytelling. You can view stories in quicktime, which works at TAFE.

      acmi is an Australian site with a digital story section.

      Finally visit this post What's in a name? from Ayden, a teacher whose students have published individual short photostories interpreting their names. They are in windows media player, so you won't have any problems watching them at TAFE.

      And now, let's do it!

      *To see most of the stories above, you need real player and we don't have it in the computer rooms.


      • Last week you answered Barbara's questions on Language and identity. She has taken the time to read your answers and write comments in your blogs. You should try and reply to her comments, as they are open questions that invite you to engage in further communication. Read also some of the answers that the students from the caucasus women's groups wrote:
      Siran's Foreign Languages, from Armenia and Remziyye from Arzebaijan writes Foreign Languages. Read their entries and respond to them in comments. You can leave a link to your own entry there.

      • Visit Barbara's students podomatic, Pods from the Tropics. Listen to their podcasts and leave them a message, written or, even better, recorded. Remember to leave your name and a link to your blog.
      • Everything comes to an end. This is our last computer class. It doesn't mean you have to stop blogging. The door has been open for yu to continue exploring, learning and getting in contact with other people. I hope you have enjoyed the trip, I certainly have. You've been great learners, adventurous, never afraid to take risks. It shows, too. Have a look at your first posts and see how you've becomemuch more independent in your writing and the topics have been more in depth as we've progressed.
      You can visit our forum and answer the last question for this semester. Don't forget to continue working with Time4English and keep in touch. Good luck!

      Liz_PavlovaPavlova Thanks Liz, Djimi, Chika, Harjit, Palawat and everyone for the delicious morning tea you prepared yesterday!

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