Lesson 3.5: Digital Storytelling

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  • To understand the various ways stories can be told through digital mediums.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Abubble2.png What do you think digital storytelling is? Can you think of examples? When do you have your students use digital platforms to tell stories?


Powtoon Video: What is Digital Storytelling?

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Read about how digital storytelling changed the way Kristy Andre teaches. See an example of one of her students' projects, and learn some simple steps for guiding your students through a digital writing project:

8 Easy Steps to Better Student Writing with Digital Storytelling

Questions for Reflection:

  • What do you think are the benefits and challenges of doing a project like this?
  • What about digital storytelling has the power to change how we teach?
  • Are there places in your curriculum where you could invite your students to create video/film stories?

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The Most Dangerous Game from Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Check out other examples from the same website HERE.

Below is another beautiful example of digital storytelling. As you watch, think about how digital storytelling can be used to enhance students' poetry and memoir writing.


Deepen Your Understanding


Now that you have completed lesson 5, revisit your understanding of the learning targets. Consider what new understandings you now have, and develop your initial understandings based on the lesson materials.

How could you incorporate digital storytelling into your classroom? What options could you offer students for creating and sharing their stories using diverse media and technology?

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