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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exploring different online tools that I could use in my classroom.A.A., Special Education 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
This course was both empowering and overwhelming! I learned so much about digital tools!S.N., 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
Great course. I learned a lot and loved the format of the modules.A.S.
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
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
The knowledge that I acquired during this class helped me as I interviewed for a new position with a different district. The interview panel was impressed with my knowledge of PA-CC as it relates to digital storytelling.A.M., Reading Specialist
using more digital storytelling and choice in my classroomA.A., Special Education Teacher
This course was very beneficial in teaching me to incorporate digital storytelling into my curriculum.D.W., Elementary 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
I will be using digital storytelling in all subjects from now on.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I feel like I’ve learned a lot that I can apply immediately into my teaching.B.M., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the pace of this class and that they work was transferrable to my classroom.A.M., Elementary Teacher
It challenged how I think about assessment.L.H.