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Web 2.0 Storytelling in Education Workshop
Web 2.0 storytelling is the practice of using social media to tell and share stories. This session explores the growing number of examples in a wide variety of platforms, from blogs to twitter to YouTube and much more. The presenters will focus on educational applications and issues, and attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with some of the tools.
This workshop will cover a lot of ground and we intend to provide yo a firehose of resources, more than we dare think we can achieve. You will be working in groups and individually creating media using a variety of desktop and web-based tools.
What You Will Need Before You Show Up
A Wikispaces account, so you can participate in this wiki. Go to
A twitter account- if you do not have one, create one now at
A VoiceThread account -
A Glogster account -
A flickr account
An xtranormal account
Bring whatever you can for media capture/creation including a laptop computer equipped with wireless connectivity, plus if you have them (not all are necessary, we will share ours)- a digital camera, some kind of video recorder (get a Flip camera from the
!), a mobile phone that can record audio/video/images, an audio recorder.
Pick a video editing application, doing whatever is necessary to have it ready to use on site - iMovie, FinalCut, Windows MovieMaker, Jaycut (
Make sure your web browser has the current version of Flash installed
Tweeting About web2storytelling
This messages come from all twitter messages containing
our "hash" tag of #web2storytelling
1 pm - Introductions
Participants - A few intros in person, we invite... er...
send a 140 charcter greeting via twitter
(and use the
Meet Facilitators Bryan Alexander (
) & Alan Levine (
Let's talk about Web 2.0 Stoytelling - see our
50+ Web 2,0 Ways to Tell a Story
Infocult blog entries:
Form groups, select group name from below, draft a group "scribe" (these group names were chosen for first iteration of this workshop at the
2009 NMC Summer Conference
in Monterey, CA)
Canners from the Row
Looking for Clint Eastwood
(extra, not used)
Summer of Love
(extra, not used)
1:45 - 3:15 - Platform and media exercises
-[prompt] what is
a story? (wiki)
-[prompt] Describe more full the setting based on your selection from the VoiceThread exercise (use your group wiki page)
Swap group exercise (groups build on the work of another group)
Multimedia intro exercise
Using Voicethread- log in to
. Pick one image from the
Mystery Places collection
we built and add onto any of the images by thinkiing what may happen in these places. Use the voice, video, text commenting as well as the markup tools.
Visuals for storytelling
Using Flickr for Creative Commons images
On the flickr site (must ID the license type)
Compfight (Alan's favorite!)
One prompt: use image as inspiration. Select one image that you can add you uor story that grabs your attentions from these creative commons search strings. Be sure to (a) record the attribution information; and (b) download a copy of the image to use.
Another prompt: what happens next? (write out in text on your wiki page)
More media sources
See Leigh Blackall's Customize Google Search for Free Media
50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story: media Sources
- develop the persona of your characters
Check out a blog storytelling example, and see how it serves a narrative function (
one list to use
Voice a character, choosing one of these platforms:
Generate dialog in Twitter (use the
#web2storytelling hash tag
Try developing a character in Xtranormal
- a movie making web tool where characters you select can be put onto sets, and then dialog added just by typing text
Use the character tools to design the avatar appearance.
Select a set to place them in
Create a few frames with different angles
Type in what the character might say as dialogue to describe themself.
Publish the movie in Xtranormal and/or to YouTube. Demo version
-independent platform choice (Jaycut)
-require samples from our flickr group pool
(and feel free to contribute!)
Digital storytelling @ Williams College -
Chemistry content video -
Sense of an ending exercise
[prompt]: we hand out cards, and they have to get there.
3:15 - 4:00 Back to your projects
Use wiki pages from today to grow more notes
to assemble a final version of a story- draw from media on flickr, YouTube, etc
Discussion, next steps
More platforms and projects:
Five Card flickr
Things we pointed to, but didn't get to have everyone work on:
ECAR study "Exploring Diversity and Creating IT Community through Storytelling" (
; subscription required)
Image Creative Commons licensed flickr photos modified with
Photo Notes generator
. Photo credit
Hyperwerk 033 Lenny Laser cut
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Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre
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