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Title:Draw My Life: Creative Reflection through Stick Figure Storytelling
Author(s):Morris, Rebecca Jane
Subject(s):communication studies
digital youth
social media
education in library and information sciences
online communities
Abstract:The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the engaging and adaptable “Draw My Life” video as a form of digital storytelling and professional reflection. Garnering millions of Youtube views, Draw My Life videos and their related conversations exemplify the participatory content creation and sharing enabled by today’s content creation tools and social media spaces. Draw My Life videos employ fast-motion video apps, typically on mobile devices, to capture narration and stick figure sketching of important life moments. With seemingly simple drawings, individuals use this forum to explore meaningful events, turning points, and lessons learned, in compelling, insightful, and sometimes very personal digital stories. Participants will view and discuss sample videos, learn about and practice tools for building Draw My Life stories, and construct a Draw My Life story. During the session, participants will also identify and discuss the literacies that these digital, reflective stories foster, including digital media and storytelling skills, participatory culture in the Youtube sharing context, and dispositions of self-reflection and metacognition.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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