Unit 1 Lesson 2
Digital Storytelling & 21st Century Learning
With Digital Storytelling, students are working on a project where they are essentially presenting themselves, or the version of themselves they want to show the world - that is inherently motivating. 21st Century skills employed in Digital Storytelling include:
•Communicating effectively with the latest technology
"Digital Storytelling provides a meaningful environment to interact with technology and develop these skills." (Jakes & Brennan, 2005.)
Research shows that Digital Storytelling:
•Promotes the development of empowering critical literacies for ELLs (Hagood and Skinner, 2008)
•Incorporates multimodalities that expand possibilities for expression and exposition (Siegel, 2006)
•Provides an outlet; students have a need to tell their stories (Ganley, 2012)
Task 2: Go to our class Padlet wall to learn more about each of these research items. Then you will write a short synthesis defining Digital Storytelling, its academic benefits and applying it to your own classroom. Click here '
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