Storytelling has been an essential educational tool for generations. With rapid technological developments, new digital techniques to narrate stories are evolving. Mastering these new tools is essential for teachers if they are to speak the same language as their young learners, who are digital natives.
The course will help teachers improve their capacity for digital storytelling by instructing them on the use of the most effective applications and software. Course attendees will discover an array of digital tools available to work on a digital story, which will have a clear educational value.
They will get to practice infographics and adding sound, image, and voice narration to digital projects using applications such as Microsoft Photo and Video Editor, Screencastomatic, and Weebly, among others.
Participants will also learn to use web-based templates and new applications for delivering audiovisual materials to complete a digital story project. This project will be prepared as a practical activity during the week and presented by course participants on the final day of the course.
By the end of the week, teachers will have developed new skills in how to create and develop digital stories in a classroom setting using a wide variety of online tools and will be ready to effectively use digital storytelling in their educational programmes.
Concept by: Eddie Reilly
Participants to the course will learn to:
- Develop audiovisual stories;
- Add voice/images and sound effects;
- Work with infographics and use them in digital story-telling;
- Use basic web building templates;
- Present a digital story;
- Apply digital storytelling to education.
Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities
- Icebreaker activities
- Presentations of the participants’ schools
- Introduction to Digital stories and real examples
Day 2 – Introduction to Infographics
- Introduction to Infographics
- Developing and Presenting an Infographics project using Infogram/Google My Maps
- Using sound effects and images effectively
- Adding voice to a digital project using Screencastomatic
Day 3 – Organising Digital Projects
- Basic web building using templates with Weebly
- How to put a digital project together using Blendspace
- How to use Google Earth effectively for class projects
Day 4 – Movie Making and Editing
- Basic short film making with Stop Motion
- MS Photo and Video Editor
- Advertising a digital story using Canva
- Project templates completion
Day 5 – Project Presentations and Problem-solving
- Project development
- Problem solving
- Project Presentations
Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.
If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.
The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.