#Octshowntell gets it’s groove

13 Oct

Thanks everyone for coming on board with #Octshowntell

Seems to be developing nicely. For myself, finally, after staring at iMovie for many years considering it, I jumped in, tried it, and discovered it was (of course) easy. Now have a nice free babysitting video that no parent can claim is too commercial : -)

Week 2 –

things we have learnt so far

  • Week 1 was about just having a go; Week 2 is about actually planning some of it : – )
    Jaygee is learning about layout and embedding.
    I’ve struggled with uploading in the right compression format to YouTube (otherwise your video that looked so great on your desktop looks extremely pixallated on everyone else’s screen)
    and lots of others are matching music to content, or information to format with more confidence and flair
  • there is nothing fun that cannot also be used as a library learning aid (see Sally or Jaygee or Ceridwyn examples)
    As haikugirloz points out, some of these will be useful tools to add multimedia content to library classes
  • Silent movies or voiceovers are a good starting option
  • if you want to get a lot of information into a sign a cartoon could be clever (see bonitoclub example)
  • iMovie is easy
  • there are great sites for copyright approved music
  • vimeo and google groups are not that easy to open to others
  • storybird doesn’t let you embed anywhere else unless your settings are public #encouragingopenaccess
  • you only get 30 sec free on animoto
  • storybird will remove your offering if you mention commercial products eg E**note
  • everyone who has joined this is fantastic, and is experimenting away with interesting results across a full range of topics
  • An Art Gallery has used the idea of digital storytelling to integrate with the wider community

Examples can be viewed at –

Ceridwyn http://animoto.com/s/C23OarK69DwO0v0cdt20mg

Peta  http://storybird.com/books/an-excellent-adventure/

bonitoclub  http://www.toondoo.com/cartoon/2185447

haikugirlOz  http://haikugirloz.com/my-first-animoto-for-octshowntell

jaygee http://jmcgblogging.blogspot.com/2010/10/week-2-october-show-and-tell.html

restructuregirl http://bit.ly/9KhLAe

Jo http://animoto.com/play/w0H824YYrhJXmJqAnyeRiQ

sally sets forth http://storybird.com/books/the-helpful-librarian-aka-the-green-fairy/

newgradlibrarian https://sites.google.com/site/octshowntell/newgradlib

kalgrl http://ferallibrarytales.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-birthday-to-andrea_12.html

@stephmcg http://www.toondoo.com/cartoon/2187531

And if I have missed anyone (due to tiredness only) please remind me in comments!


New resources include:


31 digital storytelling sites care of @petahopkins


3 Responses to “#Octshowntell gets it’s groove”

  1. Peta October 13, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Actually you can embed storybirds…. I did it here http://inn0vate.blogspot.com/2010/10/digital-storytelling-challenge.html

    It’s just not immediately obvious. The story must be published/public I think before the option appears.

    • Ruth Baxter October 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

      Cool. We are learning the tricks together.

  2. David October 24, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    For my first Storybird, I used a poem I wrote while studying: http://bit.ly/cqNA7Q

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