Digital Stories to Foster Creativity

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Luciana Garcia Calderon  
María José Gómez Ladrón de Guevara  
Mariana Malfavón  
Britney Mendoza Equiwa  
Claudia Chavarria  
Maria Paola Moreno Sigala  
Elizabeth Pinzon  
Denisse Rojas  

Discover how students can write amazing stories and record them using Instagram and Minecraft. Learn how to go beyond and develop short stories for creating a virtual library. It's a chance to develop students' writing skills and design the best learning experiences presenting to the community on an Oscars night!

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Mac
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: instagram app and account
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how Instagram can be an excellent tool to motivate and express young video producers to tell a story and applying the grammar rules to write a script and a storyboard.
Also, another tool used to increase creativity is Minecraft, where students develop the stage of their story and invite others to help them in the narrative of the dialogue of their characters, recording the screen to edit the video later in iMovie.
In the Spanish course, the students learn to write creative narratives base on United Nations sustainable development goals such as quality education, no poverty ,live below water, climate action, etc. using different multimedia media to express their ideas.
Help your students to become passionate about writing, and also motivate them to transcend and influence positively others through writing using Instagram filters, keynotes animations, and iMovie effects.

1. Participants will recognize how to use filters on Instagram and record a mini clip.
2. Participants will learn to use mincraft to create 3D constructions and record a video..
3. Participants will learn how to integrate sequence of mini clips to create a full video of a story
4. Participants will use Clips, Keynote, GarageBand or iMovie to integrate sound effects, in their stories.

Supporting research

Creating Authentic Stories for iPad: publishing students authors on the iBooks Store
Don't Create a Book, Create a Field Trip: Building interactive multi-touch books
Elements of Leadership by Apple Education
Innovation in School by Apple Education
FlippADE by Araceli Calvo, María Diaz & Elizabeth Pinzon
Nebel, S., Schneider, S., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Mining learning and crafting scientific experiments: a literature review on the use of minecraft in education and research. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 19(2), 355-366.
Cruz León, C., & Afonso Perez, A. J. (2019). Investigación sobre integración educativa de la aplicación Minecraft Education Edition.
Ekaputra, G., Lim, C., & Eng, K. I. (2013). Minecraft: A game as an education and scientific learning tool. ISICO 2013, 2013.

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Luciana Garcia Calderon, Colegio Los Altos
Mariana Malfavón, Centro Escolar Los Altos
Britney Mendoza Equiwa, Centro escolar los altos
Claudia Chavarria, Centro Escolar Los Altos
Maria Paola Moreno Sigala, Colegio Los Altos
Elizabeth Pinzon, Green Bay Area Public Schools
Denisse Rojas, Colegio Los Altos

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