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January 21, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Introduction to Digital Storytelling, I

January 28, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Introduction to Digital Storytelling, II

Discussion facilitators: Andrea, Mark

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Bio

    Write a short blog entry introducing yourself to the class, including a photograph.

  • Blog Posting: Digital Story

    Select a digital story (up to 5 min) that you find compelling. Write a blog posting (300-500 words) analyzing the story, why it is compelling, what kind of digital story it is, and how the story is told. Provide a link to the story.

February 04, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Documentary Films

Discussion facilitators: Rebecca, Janine, Tad

Writing

  • Blog Posting: What is Digital Storytelling?

    Write a blog posting (250-300 words) defining digital storytelling.

Creative

  • Blog Posting: Tell A Story in 5 Photos

    Tell a story in 5 photographs. See examples on Flickr.

February 11, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Convergence Culture and DIY Video

Discussion facilitators: Jennifer J., Stephanie, Christian

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Murder at Harvard

    Analyze a the film Murder at Harvard. What story does it tell? How does it compare with the material presented in the book? What happens to history when it is presented in less traditional formats?

February 18, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Teaching and Learning with DST, I

Discussion facilitators: Rwany, Jennifer L., Danielle

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Animoto Story

    Write a short blog posting describing your Animoto story on teaching and learning, including a link to the story.

Creative

  • Idea Pitch (Final Project)

    Bring 4 copies of your final project "idea pitch" to class. This is an opportunity to talk through your idea and to receive feedback--the more detail you include, the more specific and helpful the feedback will be.

  • Short Movie

    Create a short movie (about 2 minutes) related to teaching or learning with digital storytelling using Animoto. You can see examples of education-related Animoto films here: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully and Children's Crusade.

    Based on the readings for this week and drawing on the material covered so far in class, think about the possibilities of using digital storytelling in the classroom. Does it offer new approaches to learning history or other content? What are the potential drawbacks or problems?

February 25, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Research for Final Projects (No Class Meeting)

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Final Project Topic

    Post a description of your final project topic.

  • Work on script

Research

  • Research for final project
March 04, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Teaching and Learning with DST, II

Discussion facilitators: Michael P., Laura

Reading

Writing

  • Draft script

    Bring 4 copies of final project draft script.

March 11, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

SPRING BREAK (no class)

March 18, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Web 2.0 Storytelling & Public History

Discussion facilitators: Tina, Chris K., Giny

Reading

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Interactivity

    How does storytelling work in an interactive environment? How does a digital environment change academic writing and argument? (250-350 words)

March 25, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Open Lab

Attendance required.

Creative

  • Storyboard

    Bring 2 copies of your final project storyboard to class.

April 01, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Open Lab

Attendance required.

Writing

  • Blog Posting: Final Project Progress

    Write blog post about final project progress and challenges.

  • Draft Summary Form due
April 08, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Copyright

Discussion facilitators: Carrie, Susan, Joan

Writing

  • Bibliography due.
  • Blog Posting: Copyright

    Write a blog post (250-350 words) about copyright law and how it applies to digital storytelling.

April 15, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Open Lab

Attendance required.

Creative

  • Rough cut due.

    Bring rough cut to class.

April 22, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Presentations and Feedback

April 29, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Presentations and Feedback

May 03, 2010, 7:20 pm 10:00 pm

Final Digital Story and Self-evaluation Due

Writing

  • Self-evaluation due

    Email or hand in paper copy. Due Monday, May 3. Include reflection on final project and incorporate feedback from colleagues.