Digital Storytelling: Movie Maker Live Workshop

Welcome back Ron!

Friday we had the opportunity to explore using iMovie on the Mac. Today we will be exploring Windows Live MovieMaker for the PC (click on the link for the PDF file). If you want to use the skateboard videos to edit alongside Ron, feel free to use these.

For reference, or while you’re waiting for class to start, check out some digital stories from past students:

5th grade mathematics
High School Chemistry
Special Education

Just a reminder: Wednesday, February 27, Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4 are workdays and attendance is optional. No one will be in the lab Wednesday the 27th, but Gretchen will be here Friday, March 1 and Monday, March 4 to make the laptops available and support your work with the digital story. Please plan to attend if you need support on your project or access to the lab. If you have missed 3 days of class, this will count as a “make-up” day since attendance is optional. You are also welcome to turn your project in earlier. (See directions for posting on your site below).

Your digital story is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, March 6. Please review earlier blog posts for specific requirements for the project.

Directions for Submitting Work

Here are the directions for submitting your work. Please make sure NOT to wait until the last minute!!

  1. Create a Creativity and Innovation page on either your Google site or WordPress.
  2. On that page, write a short description of your story.
  3. Follow these exporting directions:

Here’s how to add your video to your Creativity and Innovation page (it depends on what tool you chose):

iMovie and MovieMaker: Follow these directions (iMovie is similar to Movie Maker – these will be in the files from Ron) to upload your movie to YouTube.

Then, copy the url for your movie in YouTube, open your digital storytelling page, select “Insert” from the dropdown menu, then select “YouTube video” and paste the YouTube url in the provided textbox. This will embed your movie directly on your digital storytelling page.

You’ll use original still images or video that you’ve captured for your story. If you want to use photos from the internet, make sure you are using creative commons images that allow you to copy and use. Cite your sources if you are using them from other locations. If you don’t have access to a digital camera or video camera and you’re in the Athens area, you can check them out from OIT in ROOM 232, Aderhold. The checkout is for 5 days and you’ll need your Student ID to sign them out.

For Wednesday:

1. Continue working on your digital story. Wednesday (the 27th) – Monday, March 4 are workdays. Gretchen will be in the lap Friday, March 1 and Monday March 4. If you have missed more than 3 days, this is also an opportunity for you to make up absences. It’s also helpful to have this time to collaborate with others and seek assistance.

2. Digital Stories are due Wednesday, March 6. I’ll be asking for volunteers to bring in food. If you want to bring in food, you can sign up here and see what others are bringing as well.


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