Multimodal Fiction in the Classroom


If people aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read and write? (Stephen Spielberg)

Top Resources for Examples of Classroom Tools and Multimodal Fiction by Adult Authors

Links to tools and examples for teachers by Alan Levine

My Digital Fiction Page


Original Multimodal Fiction by K-12 School Aged Students

Original Fan Fiction based on Inanimate Alice (on year 6 class wiki by Pascoevale PS)

Digi Ed Stop Motion video showcases

Orange Class Showcase (Martin Waller's year 2 class in the UK does 2D animation and more)

Messy Meaghan and Lovely Lilly (stop-motion story by Willowbrook elementary children)

Disobedient Snow Children (stop-motion story by Willowbrook middle-school Children)

iCann Festival de Cine - samples of teen cinema

Interactive hypertext stories by year 5 students: http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/studentwork/iseverts2005/index.html


Lots of Mashups / Adaptations / Retellings

Mark's Pokemon Journey: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/studentssite/pokemon/intro.html

Create your own Myths and Legends: http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php has numerous examples from kids, i.e.:

Mashups and Adaptations using Inanimate Alice: http://www.katepullinger.com/blog/?p=144

Romeo and Juliet machinima using Halo by kids for English assigment (there are a lot of these on youtube):

Back Story for Talented Mr Ripley (acted): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DRBEBb-jgA

Cain and Abel Retelling (anime mashup - still images, video, audio voiceover): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3PMkRQaFaM

1984: English class assignment (filmed acting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90E9r-BiawE


Non-fiction Storytelling or Meta Storytelling

Global Kid's Machinima: http://www.globalkids.org/?id=123

Voicethread Storytelling: http://www.willard.k12.mo.us/co/tech/storytell.htm

Poetry Collaboration: http://poetrycollaboration.wikispaces.com/

Mabry Middle School Film Festival: http://www.cobbk12.org/%7Emabry/filmfestiva/filmfestival.html has some multimodal non fiction

Visual Essay to describe thematic characteristic of Lord of the Flies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzcgjFmkBrE


Pedagogy



How to use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Adobe Digital Resources: http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/

Grazing for Digital Natives: Digital Storytelling

Storycooking with Ernie: http://gallery.mac.com/flickschool#100111/StoryCooking&bgcolor=black

Storytelling from Images: http://www.storycenter.org/canada/index.html


Related Interesting Articles:

BBC School Shoebox Stories

Cannes for Kids

DigiTales - digital storytelling

The Magic of Digital Storytelling