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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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
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 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 in my ELA and science classes to assess my students and have them create projects demonstrating their learning.K.H., Language Arts Teacher
The information was useful in many subjects.A.B., 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 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
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
It challenged how I think about assessment.L.H.
I have new ideas to take with me and try with my students.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I am going to incorporate some new websites and apps into the classroom.A.M., Elementary 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
Great course. I learned a lot and loved the format of the modules.A.S.