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Digital Storytelling in Middle School Math


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Digital Storytelling in Middle School Math

  2. 2. Elements of a Good Digital Story ◦ Told in the first person ◦ Story has a point to make or a lesson to be learned ◦ Hook to draw in viewer, tension to keep them engaged ◦ Brief, to the point, and well paced ◦ Uses multimedia to enhance and reveal story details ◦ Multimedia contributes to the story without detracting from it Adapted from Take Six: Elements of a Good Digital Story by
  3. 3. Digital storytelling can be used to increase student engagement in the math classroom. Here are some ideas . . .
  4. 4. Consider A Day Without Math
  5. 5. Real World Examples ◦ Students can apply math skills to solve real world problems while telling their story ◦ Teachers can use digital storytelling to engage students when applying math to real world problems ◦ Students can write their own math story or solve one provided by their teacher ◦ Students can apply math concepts when retelling an historical event ◦ Teachers can show the historical applications for math “Math-ter and Commander” by puuikibeach on Flickr CC BY 2.0 License
  6. 6. Review Math Skills o Teachers can use storytelling to review skills and concepts o Students can develop peer tutorials to help classmates and deepen their personal understanding of math concepts o Teachers and students could make “think aloud” stories to generate and share problem solving strategies “308.365 Budget” by rbbaird on Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 License
  7. 7. Math Vocabulary o Students can develop stories that incorporate math vocabulary o Students can create math riddles that use math vocabulary “Vocabulary – Words are Important” by Dr Noah Lotton Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 License
  8. 8. Mathematicians Past and Present ◦ Students can write and share biographical stories about famous mathematicians ◦ Students can research and share stories related to the application of mathematics in the workplace ◦ Students can assume the role of mathematician in a Project Based Learning activity. They can share the problem and solution