This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique.; Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art.; Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand.; Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.
Chapter 1: Confessions of a Digital Storytelling Teacher: Twenty Revelations About Digital Storytelling in Education
Once upon a time, long ago, during the early, dark days of the digital age (circa 1980), when the Internet was a secret information club for government officials, icons were religious symbols, and iPods were something peas came in, the early adopters of digital technology began using the crude tools of their day to create what we now recognize as digital stories.
Decades later, most of us are involved in digital storytelling (DST), often unconsciously, as we use the powerful new tools we take for granted to satisfy our ancient need to give voice to our narrative. Digital stories are simply ...