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Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing in Class & Online.


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Powerpoint deck for Catlin Tucker's Discovery Education Virtual Conference: Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing.

Image on Pg 3: Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano-

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Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing in Class & Online.

  1. Digital Storytelling Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing in Class & Online Catlin Tucker - English Teacher & Curriculum Design Specialist
  2. Why Teach Digital Storytelling? Technology Integration Reflection Project-Based Learning Student Engagement Digital Storytelling
  3. “ Creative writing involves playful but rigorous work with language…and requires greater precision in expression.” <ul><li>Allows the freedom of artistic expression </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges students to understand elements of a story </li></ul><ul><li>Requires them to use language effectively to engage </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches writing and editing </li></ul>Benefits of Teaching Creative Writing Image via Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano-
  4. <ul><li>If it’s so great, why didn’t I do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough time in class </li></ul><ul><li>Students jump into the story </li></ul><ul><li>without developing elements </li></ul><ul><li>It is a challenge to edit </li></ul><ul><li>It substantially adds to my </li></ul><ul><li>grading load </li></ul>Challenges of Teaching Creative Writing
  5. Blended Instruction: Funky Fairytales Discuss elements of writing in class Write at home & collaborate online Using Online Discussions
  6. Get to know your characters first. Who is your heroine, hero, & supernatural character? Quirky Unstable Eccentric Funny What makes them interesting? Loveable Collaborative Character Sketches
  7. Engage students in focused peer editing online... And in-class with writing groups! Replies Meaningful Peer Editing
  8. Once Writing is Complete… It’s time for media!
  9. It can be scary for students to read their own writing so have fun with it! How would your story sound coming out of these lips? Use Blabberize To Add Humor
  10. Let students create their own digital storybook with original art and photographs using StoryJumper! Create a Digital Storybook
  11. Have students make an iMovie to bring their final stories to life. Publish Writing with iMovie
  12. Publish Finished Projects Online Step 1: Upload multimedia projects to video hosting site. Step 2: Post to online learning platform with embed code & share!
  13. Catlin Tucker Twitter - @CTuckerEnglish Education Blog - Collaborize Classroom Blabberize StoryJumper Contact Information