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Slides 3-5 “Techtalk: Digital Storytelling and Developmental Education” article
Slides 6-8 “The World of Digital Storytelling” article
Slides 9-11 “Digital Storytelling” article
Slide 12 Conclusion
Slide 13 Works Cited
“ Techtalk: Digital Storytelling and Developmental Education” Written by: Kay Gregory, Joyce Steelman and David C. Caverly
“ A digital story is a short (i.e., 3-5 minute) movie centered on the recorded writing of students, enhanced by music they select or perform, and illustrated with images or video chosen to represent the content of the story.” (2009, p.1)
Students will delight at the chance to become a “movie producer!”
“ In an on-going study comparing the degree of success in the next-level English course between students enrolled in digital storytelling freshman composition and traditional composition courses, early results show the digital storytelling students earning higher grades.” (2009, p. 2)
3 ways to use digital storytelling: personal narratives, mini-stories, digital arguments (2009, p. 2)
FREE software options: PhotoStory, iMovie, Movie-Maker (2009, p. 1)
I felt this article had the best definition of digital storytelling of the three articles. I found the quote about the higher level of success achieved by students who took the digital storytelling course very interesting! This article also does a nice job of listing ways the technology can be used and FREE ways of obtaining it for the classroom.
“ The World of Digital Storytelling” Written by: Jason Ohler
“ [D]igital storytelling helps students become active participants rather than passive consumers in a society saturated with media.” (2005, p. 3)
Students will learn to become multi-media savvy!
For an excellent example of digital storytelling AND student illustrations follow this link and click on the words “The Ghost Ship.”
Ohler encourages the use of digital storytelling in the classroom, but not at the expense of the quality of the story itself. He talks a lot about perfecting the story before adding technological elements to it. He thinks it’s important to use digital storytelling to enhance written work, not take the place of good narrative.
This article focuses a lot on how digital storytelling is able to be incorporated into any classroom. Any teacher can learn how to do it– and it is very affordable. It included 9 specific tips on how to make it work in the classroom. It also talked about how “writing is critical” when creating a digital story.
Digital storytelling is a wonderful addition to any classroom! It is fun, easy and inexpensive. The technology is simple enough for any teacher to learn and the students may already be familiar with at least some of it. It is a way of incorporating writing, inventive thinking and design all into one assignment!
While the 3 articles I chose each discussed digital storytelling from a different approach, there were similarities in all of them. First of all, they were all FOR using digital storytelling in education. Each article stressed the importance of good writing being crucial to the foundation of a digital story. All the articles also mentioned the use of multiple skills by students to complete each project.
Here are a few more FREE digital storytelling options: Yodio , Go Animate and PhotoStory 3 .
Gregory, K., Steelman, J., Caverly, David C. 2009. “Techtalk: Digital Storytelling and Developmental Education.” J Dev Educ . http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.proxy2.ulib.iupui.edu/hww/results/results_single_fulltext.jhtml;hwwilsonid=YIJCWC1GC2RO1QA3DILSFF4ADUNGIIV0
Ohler, J. 2005. “The World of Digital Storytelling.” Educational Leadership . http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.proxy2.ulib.iupui.edu/hww/results/results_single_ftPES.jhtml