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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The course allowed for lots of web tools to be evaluated, which was nice.E.S., Language Arts Teacher
This course was very beneficial in teaching me to incorporate digital storytelling into my curriculum.D.W., Elementary Teacher
I have new ideas to take with me and try with my students.J.C., Elementary Teacher
The information was useful in many subjects.A.B., Elementary Teacher
I am going to incorporate some new websites and apps into the classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
I feel like I’ve learned a lot that I can apply immediately into my teaching.B.M., Elementary Teacher
Learning about the various tools that can be used in projects at different grade levels.A.B., Elementary Teacher
I liked creating a digital story for each module to show what we learned. It gave us an opportunity to share what we learned while also trying a new platform that could be used with our classes.E.K., Reading Specialist
Quality Class Covered a lot of online resourcesE.B.
Great course. I learned a lot and loved the format of the modules.A.S.
I plan to use digital storytelling applications to enhance the learning in my classroom.D.W., Elementary Teacher
I liked that I was able to research and review many digital storytelling tools that I may use in my classroom.H.M., Language Arts Teacher
using more digital storytelling and choice in my classroomA.A., Special Education 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
I am coming away from this course with a list of tools and digital storytelling experience that I can immediately apply to my classroom.H.S., Elementary Teacher