More and more, teachers are using technology to help students develop basic writing and language arts skills. Digital Storytelling has become a hot topic in education for it’s benefits in helping students develop skills in voice, tone, mood, sequencing, cause and effect, planning, and writing. To use one of Hall’s terms, Digital Storytelling is like composition writing ‘on steroids’ – basically, it’s using multimedia to tell a story or narrative.
There are a number of websites that provide tips and ideas on how to get started in Digital Storytelling – but I know that there are a lot of unitedstreaming teachers out there who are already doing some fantastic things in the classroom in this area – so I thought I’d open up the discussion to all of you.
Post your thoughts, hints, and lessons learned about Digital Storytelling on this blog. If we receive enough responses, we’ll put the materials together into a best practices guide and post it on the unitedstreaming website.