Storytelling for the YouTube Generation by Steve Dembo (March 2013)

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Published by Wesley A. Fryer

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This is an audio recording of Steve Dembo’s breakout presentation, “Storytelling for the YouTube Generation” on March 1, 2013, at the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) 2013 Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Steve’s presentation (including all the videos he shared) is available on Prezi. The Harlem Shake (ICE13 version) video Steve created at the end of his session is available on YouTube. The official session description was: Every student has a camera in their pocket and easy access to video tools that rival professional movie studios. The question becomes, how do we leverage such tools in the classroom? We will explore non-traditional ways to harness the power of digital storytelling to tap into student creativity throughout the curriculum. By analyzing popular ‘viral’ videos, we will assess what draws us to them, how they were created, and how educators can replicate those same principles and ideas using free technologies. Students live in a remix culture, so we will take inspiration from YouTube videos and demonstrate how they can be remixed for classroom usage!

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