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.

Media Grammar for Teachers: Assessing Media Expression
Media grammar for teachers: Assessing media expression
Listening to Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts

This book comes with a special feature: videos created to illustrate some of the points addressed in this chapter. Most of the videos are in the form of conversations about the nature of media grammar that I have with award-winning documentarian and screenwriter Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts. I talk with Dr. Isbouts about how media grammar plays out in the world of filmmaking and then how it can be translated into media we ask students to make at school, where they don't have the budgets and facilities that professional mediasts have. The videos were shot largely in his home—no fancy studio was used. As always, I am trying to ...

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