‘Tis the season. As the days get shorter and darker and what’s left of the first semester starts its long fade out in a flurry of holidays and testing, we in the northern hemisphere become more reflective and generous. So, in the spirit of the season, I’d like to reflect on a thank you gift I received from DEN educator Gail LeGrand for visiting her school and taping an interview in English and Spanish (¡Caray! how the rust has formed on that language!)
I don’t know when I’ll actually finish reading Jason Ohler’s newest book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity, but I really like what I’ve seen so far. For starters he describes the DAOW of what digital storytelling offers the world of learning and literacy – that being the four literacies most often involved: Digital, Art, Oral, and Writing (Pg. 54). I won’t give much more away because I haven’t read any further. But you can read some for yourself. Jason has tucked a number of excerpts away as “Revelations” in his SubTechst blog. As of a few weeks ago he was up to #15.
I hope your holiday season is off to a great start with a gathering of family and friends and a good meal.
Photo credit: Wild male turkey with feathers fanned. Discovery Communications, Inc.
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