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.
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I enjoyed the pace of this class and that they work was transferrable to my classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
The course allowed for lots of web tools to be evaluated, which was nice.E.S., Language Arts Teacher
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
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
allow students to demonstrate their learning in a different wayA.B., Elementary Teacher
exploring different online tools that I could use in my classroom.A.A., Special Education Teacher
Quality Class Covered a lot of online resourcesE.B.
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
I plan to use digital storytelling in my ELA and science classes to assess my students and have them create projects demonstrating their learning.K.H., Language Arts Teacher
using more digital storytelling and choice in my classroomA.A., Special Education Teacher
It challenged how I think about assessment.L.H.
This course, Digital Storytelling, was very relevant to my current primary curriculum. I had a positive experience and am taking away valuable knowledge.S.S., Elementary Teacher
This course was great in learning new tools for myself and my students to implement in the classroom. I really look forward to implementing the digital storytelling tools that I have learned in this course.L.G., Special Education Teacher
I will be using digital storytelling in all subjects from now on.C.S., Elementary Teacher
This course was very beneficial in teaching me to incorporate digital storytelling into my curriculum.D.W., Elementary Teacher