Week Seven Agenda

Part I

Digital Storytelling  

Reading: Lambert, J. (2012) Chapter 5: Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community. (4th Edition). Routledge : New York, NY. pp. 53-69.


Gallery Time:  mLearning projects

Mini-LectureSeven Steps of Digital Storytelling

Small group activity 

  • Everyone is assigned a step to explore
  • Viewing : Julia by Rhiana Wiggins | Story Center 
  • Read in Lambert 5 about the main ideas of your step (relative to the digital story you just watched):
  • Prepare a talking point or two based on the reading;
  • Identify a brief quote or two from the reading;
  • Relate the talking points and quotes to the digital story you watched;
  • Ask the class about your step and discuss it with us.

Workshop :

Part II

Digital Storytelling Workshop

Reading: Lambert, J. (2012) Chapter 7: Approaches to the Scripting Process & Chapter 8: Storyboarding, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community. (4th Edition). Routledge : New York, NY. pp. 88-101.


Discussion 1: Scripting for Digital Storytelling

Discussion 2: Storyboarding for Digital Storytelling

Resources: There are any number of storyboarding apps to choose from including apps dedicated to the iPad. (You might just prefer using Post-It Notes on a sheet of paper).

  • Visit the App store and explore the various StoryBoard tools. While I cannot recommend one or another application, there are numerous interesting apps to explore.  Of course read the reviews before spending money.
  • Prezi is particularly effective for storyboarding.
  • You might also consider Google Slides. (Please note: the application you choose for your storyboard needs to be well suited for representing the semiotic systems you are exploring).
  • Lino – collaborative bulletin board for posting notes, images, and video

StoryTime: Tell your partner a story. 


Workshop:  WeVideo: video production and editing (I DO, YOU DO, WE DO, YOU DO…)

  1. Basic editing in Timeline Mode
  2. Titles
  3. Multiple tracks -> video
  4. Animation
  5. Video Levels (Dissolve)
  6. Audio
  7. Audio Levels
  8. Multiple tracks -> audio