Little Falls, Minnesota – The Digital Storytelling Guide, by Greg Beck and Zoomable Media, is the ideal multi-touch digital owner’s manual for anyone who wants to use the iPad as a portable video studio. The Guide contains over 50 video examples of video techniques and tips, focusing particularly on the “grammar” of video. In nine chapters, students will learn the technical capabilities of the iPad as well as how to best light, record, and edit video and sound with a studio they can carry anywhere.
Interviewing techniques are also discussed and modeled, as well as tips for generating story ideas and planning to capture the right video for editing. Practice activities are included, along with interactive review questions of key concepts, and a complete interactive glossary of video storytelling and editing terms. Since the Digital Storytelling Guide is a multi-touch textbook created with Apple’s iBooks Author application, students also have the ability to highlight text, take notes, and review notes and key glossary terms on interactive “study cards.”
Greg Beck is a former school media and educational technology integration specialist who has worked with learners ranging from elementary grades through adults, during a career spanning more than 30 years. He holds a teaching degree in the social sciences and a master’s degree in information media. His career in education featured helping classroom teachers integrate video storytelling into their curricular units, team-teaching high school classes in broadcast journalism, leading student media production clubs, and teaching graduate courses in a multitude of educational technology subjects. He has also worked in the software training industry and as an independent digital media producer.
* This book can only be viewed using iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad
* Level: Grades 7 and Above
* iOS 5.1 or above is required
* Print Length: 170 Pages
Pricing and Availability:
The Digital Storytelling Guide is $12.99 USD and available exclusively through the iTunes iBookstore.
Located in Little Falls, Minnesota. Zoomable Media helps Master Teachers create and market multi-touch eTexts for the iPad, as well as more traditional ebooks for other platforms. We seek to partner with teachers to make enlightening digital reference materials for everyone. We use the term “reference” broadly, encompassing an aesthetically pleasing, “touchable, tactile, and zoomable” approach to general interest materials about the things that concern all humans: history, geography, math, science, and the arts. Our goal is to create educational eTexts that are entertaining as well as educational! The Digital Storytelling Guide is (C) 2012 by Zoomable Media and Greg Beck, All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPad, iBooks, and iOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.