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.

Other Kinds of Stories: Other Story Forms and Story Perspectives
Other kinds of stories: Other story forms and story perspectives

I began this book with what is perhaps the only rule of digital storytelling (DST): Stories without digital work, digital without stories doesn't. Of course, it's a trick statement, because “story” is a human construct of great depth and dimension that means many things to many people. Because people and cultures are different, stories are different.

The information I've presented thus far about story form applies primarily to Western stories that employ the Joseph Campbell (1973) worldview—story as hero quest. Even though Campbell drew upon myths and stories from many cultures throughout the world to formulate his theories, scholars have questioned the universality of his monomythic worldview. ...

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