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.
Please note: This course is currently only offered during the Spring semester. If there are no upcoming courses listed, please click on the contact link below to request notification when the next session has been scheduled.
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It challenged how I think about assessment.L.H.
The ability to explore different digital storytelling applications that meet the needs of my curriculum including writing and social studies.D.W., Elementary Teacher
I have new ideas to take with me and try with my students.J.C., Elementary Teacher
This course was very beneficial in teaching me to incorporate digital storytelling into my curriculum.D.W., Elementary Teacher
I was able to make and use things for this course and directly in my classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
I plan to use digital storytelling applications to enhance the learning in my classroom.D.W., Elementary Teacher
exploring different online tools that I could use in my classroom.A.A., Special Education 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
This course is perfect for social studies teachers. I learned an amazing amount of new tools and applications that are practical for the classroom.K.Z., Social Studies 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 will be using digital storytelling in all subjects from now on.C.S., 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
allow students to demonstrate their learning in a different wayA.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
I was pleased to learn that I had already been attempting digital storytelling with my students. Now I know how I can improve the projects that they create or that I create for them.S.S., Elementary Teacher