Get started with digital storytelling in your classroom
Digital storytelling helps students build important 21st century communication skills and make personal connections to the content they are learning. Digital storytelling can help you engage students in deep thinking and help them become powerful communicators.
The Digital Storytelling in the Classroom guide provides articles, samples, and lessons to help you start using this implementing digital storytelling in your classroom.
In the Digital Storytelling in the Classroom guide, you will explore:
- how to use digital storytelling to build authentic opportunities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening
- strategies to help you transform a information and narrative into effective digital storytelling
- how to use digital storytelling across the curriculum to build communication, collaboration, creativity, and project management skills
The guide includes lesson plans where:
- students take a first person perspective as they learn and share information about an animal, its characteristics, and habitat.
- students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character."
- students personify an object and write a story that uses conflict, experiences, and situations to help the viewer imagine what it might be like to be a particular object.
- students create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.
- students analyze verse and explore meaning by creating a visual poem.
From classroom management, to project ideas, to script writing and planning, the strategies and lessons in this guide will help get you and your students get started with powerful digital storytelling.