LEAP 3 – Digital Storytelling
LEAP 3. Digital Storytelling
In this assignment, you compose a digital story on a topic of your choice. You may create a podcast, video production or a screencast and your story should be under 6 minutes in length. To get ready, please read about the theory and practice of digital storytelling here and examine the form and content of some digital stories:
- Center for Digital Storytelling (2010). Digital Storytelling Cookbook.
- View 1-2 sample stories from The Moth
- View 1-2 sample stories from Story Center
Specifications of the Digital Storytelling LEAP 3 Assignment
CONTENT. Free choice, but compose your story based on the goals and expected impact described below.
FORMAT. Using a narrative format, create either a (a) podcast, (b) video production or a (c) screencast under 6 minutes in length.
PROCESS. Move through the phases of production as described in Create to Learn.
DISTRIBUTION. On your blog, your LEAP 3 project should be findable. Tweet about your work using the hashtag #EDC534.
Review the criteria for evaluation as you develop your project to make sure you are meeting expectations.
Criteria for Evaluation
- You have composed and performed an original short story that helps an audience to understand who you are.
- Your story enables you, the storyteller, to learn from the story you tell by finding a deeper meaning to your own story.
- You have used language (and image) to offer a narrative that activates the emotion of the audience, using a dramatic arc that includes a particular moment that illustrates an insight.
- Your story prompts the audience to reflect on their own experiences and look for larger truths about the nature of human experience.
- You have posted your digital story to your blog and tweeted a link, using the hashtag #EDC534. Expected length: 5-6 minutes.
DUE: Wednesday, April 4 at midnight