February 2013: DST and DST

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Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html. Look for the “Discovery Education/Wilkes University Digital Storytelling Webinar” section of the page.

I have decided I need to plan, develop, and produce a digital story of my own. So, I have decided to create a digital storytelling (DST) project about Daylight Saving Time (the other DST). There is such a wealth of information about the changing of the clocks which targets science, history (how many of you remember when the US government extended DST in 1974 and 1975 to try to save energy and we all wound up walking to the bus stop in the dark?), math, geography, and there are also some great stories that have come out of the changing of the clocks, too! I hope to create an interesting digital story and share it with you! This month, I will share some of the links from which I am gathering my information and a DST sample I located about DST!

I did a little searching, and came up with this YouTube video which I think is is well-done digital story about the current state of Daylight Saving Time: Daylight Saving Time Explained. And, in November of 2012, the Today Show did a piece about DST as did CBS and CNN. Here is a video intended for younger students that explains the history of Daylight Saving Time.

I also located an infographic from Russia dealing with Daylight Saving Time.
It seems like such a simple thing, but, after looking through all the sites and resources, it seems to become complex really fast!



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  1. Darla said:

    Important point to me is that the candy companies lobbied Congress in 2009 or 2010 to extend dst to the Saturday after Halloween. They said it was for the children’s safety, but I think it was to sell more candy.

  2. Debbie Bohanan said:

    What a great idea. My brain is on overdrive as I search for great digital stories to do with my students. Teaching digital media to eighth graders I am constantly on the lookout for great ideas. Your blog inspired me with an oral history project. I am going to have my students interview the oldest person in their family and create a digital story about the technology they had in their lives when they were in elementary, middle, or high school and that is just the first idea. Where is my note pad?

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