Pontfications on the field of Educational Technology and Instructional Design.

Bare with me as I ponder the meaning of education in the 21st century from the perspecitive of an instructional designer.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Digital Story Telling

A little about this. I created this video for a unit I want to teach in a district inservice. Hopefully, teachers will learn how to create digital stories and turn around and have their students do it as well.

I simply used personal pictures and pictures from Flickr.com. I found music on www.freeplaymusic.com. Microsoft's Photo story 3 served quite well in making the digital story.
I created this example of digital story telling for a unit I am creating. It is a bit of a rose colored view of childhood events in my life. It was fun to make.

Rose Colored Tales from a Minnesota Childhood

7 comments:

Ken Callaway said...

Looks like a nice childhood. No sissy boys there. How come you left?

Angie Wilson said...

Matt - Wow what a great video! I love it...
Angie

Heidi Thibodeau said...

I like how you gave all of the pictures a nostalgic, old feel by making them sienna (is that what it is called?) I loved the story and the easy manner with which you told it! Nice!

Mrs. Topmiller said...

Wow:) This is the typical "When I was your age I walked 5 miles to school in the snow:)" Very fun, and this will be a wonderful video to show to your own children great memories. I think the narration went well with the pictures, and the transitions you used were smooth. Nice work!

rrks said...

Matt,

Great vid! I like your humor intertwined with your laid back style of narration. All the elements of your movie work very well together. Entertaining and fun to watch.
Reminds me of when I walked to school in Alaska...

RobertS

Juliana said...

Great topic--an actual childhood story. As I scrolled down your list and discovered "animoto," I was really impressed. Very cool website--nice work and great kids!

Lindsey said...

Amusing tall tales of your childhood. I really enjoyed the pictures and story, but maybe you could have used text to tell the story a bit more...? That is the only real suggestion I could make on this.