Digital Storytelling and Mozilla Popcorn

Today we were able to play with Mozilla Popcorn, a video and audio remixing tool. Using specialized Creative Commons search tools, we searched for video and audio clips to support our introduction to a chosen educational technology buzzword.

Our group – David, Donna, and Lisa – chose the buzzword “digital storytelling,” and searched using Prelinger Archives, Vimeo, and SoundCloud.

To introduce a talk on digital storytelling, we created a remix which is, itself, a short digital story of changes in society from the 1960s to today.

You can find our remix here.

Our remix highlights the changes using instantly recognizable images and sounds: the washed-out old style video, the 60s-style voiceover, activities and songs from the 80s, and then the ultimate “digital story” of our age: changes in technology.

Remixes are a fabulous way to pull your audience right to the topic. Song remixes, or mashups, are very popular with middle and high school students, too, and therefore remixes are a great way to connect their social worlds to their educational world.

References:

The Golden Years

https://archive.org/details/GoldenYe1960

Coldriff Andre’s Snoring

https://soundcloud.com/coldriff/andres-snoring

Le Capitaine // Realisé

https://vimeo.com/73087794

Macintosh Tribute

https://vimeo.com/125926948

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