After wrapping up the discussion about online privacy, we dove right into our unit in digital storytelling. We watched multiple Ted Talks about telling stories which was very interesting. I watched one that was titled "Politics of Fiction" which explained a lot about fictional storytelling. The speaker said that fiction should not be what we know, but what we can imagine.
Of course when telling a story of what we believe, it should not be fiction because it should be based off of our real life experiences. However from watching this video, it inspired me to write what I feel to be true and not just something that is structured and boring. When telling a story you have to be aware of the audience and how they will respond to what you are talking about. You also have to put a lot of emotion into what you are saying to make it believable and interesting to listen to.
A good amount of the week was spent on figuring out what kind of story we wanted to tell and exactly how we wanted to tell it. I personally am choosing to believe in breaking stereotypes and being unique in what you like to do. I decided on this topic because I have always thought of myself as different and unique and have tackled with the stereotype that all girls get growing up. Because I want to be an engineer when I am older, I consider that breaking a stereotype. At the end of the week we recorded our voices that we would pair with the video to showcase our "This I Believe".