Digital Storytelling

Posted by on October 25, 2011 7:43 am
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Grace and Ruth Wells

Digital Storytelling is an interesting topic. Some time ago, I did an eLearning course on Digital Storytelling. The discussions were very active, and the culminating project was fun to do and useful. I featured a book my sister Ella Marie had written as part of a children’s literature course she took in college. She called it “The Telephone Book.” It was about my Uncle Charlie back in the days when the telephone was not as common as it is today. Four teachers from Cedar Lane Elementary were in that course, and several more teachers from the Appoquinimink School District as well. Jason Ohler is an author and speaker, and he wrote a book about Digital Storytelling back in 2008. That was a very practical look at the topic with lots of great ideas for teachers and students to put into practice. He describes Digital Storytelling in the Classroom to be a set of new media pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity. I will be reading this book again soon as students begin their unit on Digital Storytelling in Grades 4 and 5 ┬áin my CLE Computer Lab. I am looking forward to the great stories that we will design in the months to come. Stay tuned for more details and links to some great digital stories!

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