Garnering millions of Youtube views, Draw My Life videos and their related conversations exemplify the participatory content creation and sharing that today’s learners seek out and enjoy. Draw My Life videos employ flip-book style videos or 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.
The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the engaging and adaptable “Draw My Life” video as a form of storytelling. Further, attendees will identify and discuss the literacies that these stories require and foster, including technology and storytelling skills and dispositions of self-reflection and metacognition.