EDU 931 Digital Storytelling
Researches and defines digital storytelling and its application to the classroom. Presents technology tools for compliance with and integration of PA Core Technology Standards into the curriculum; provides instruction and practice in the creation of digital storytelling projects.
“I think storytelling is all about children. We human beings love to hear stories being told - and it first happens when you're a kid.” quips David Chase an American writer, director and television producer. Ask a student to tell you about something they experienced and they will tell you a story. Storytelling has been used throughout time as a method to to convey truths, traditions, morality, fiction, and facts. In this course you will explore, evaluate, and apply the use of digital apps and storytelling tools to engage your students in your curriculum. “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” An old Native American proverb.
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This course was very beneficial in teaching me to incorporate digital storytelling into my curriculum.D.W., Elementary Teacher
I am going to incorporate some new websites and apps into the classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
All of it, the research, the assignments, the new applications and tools, and the correspondence over email and video conferencing. I loved the manner in which Dennis Albertson replied with screencastify or video. It was inspiring.K.Z., Social Studies Teacher
It challenged how I think about assessment.L.H.
I will be using digital storytelling in all subjects from now on.C.S., Elementary Teacher
This course was really applicable to my current teaching and I feel like it was a valuable class.B.M., Elementary Teacher
The course allowed for lots of web tools to be evaluated, which was nice.E.S., Language Arts Teacher
I feel like I’ve learned a lot that I can apply immediately into my teaching.B.M., Elementary Teacher
This course was both empowering and overwhelming! I learned so much about digital tools!S.N., Social Studies Teacher
I plan to use digital storytelling applications to enhance the learning in my classroom.D.W., Elementary Teacher
The class allowed me to research and practice new storytelling tools that I can use for instruction and have my students use as assessments.C.D., Language Arts Teacher
I've already developed tools and lessons for two projects that needed work. I will introduce all of the tools to students in different units. Reaching Redefinition through the SAMR model is easy after the skills I have taken from this course.K.Z., Social Studies Teacher
Quality Class Covered a lot of online resourcesE.B.
I loved this course! I liked the course revolved around modules which actually required us to explore different types of digital storytelling to complete the coursework. It was very beneficial to me as an educator, because I am always running out of extra free time to explore these new resources.J.M., Elementary Teacher
Great course. I learned a lot and loved the format of the modules.A.S.