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.

Digital Storytelling as an Educational Tool: Standards, Planning, and Literacy
Digital storytelling as an educational tool: Standards, planning, and literacy

There has been very little research conducted on the value of digital storytelling (DST) in education. But I wouldn't let that bother you. Much has been written about the effectiveness of storytelling in education as well as the importance of digital skills to today's students. The two complement and reinforce each other quite naturally.

However, it's worth discussing the value of DST in relation to some of the broad areas of concern that emerge in the public discussion of education. Toward that end, let's consider DST within the context of standards, instructional design, and literacy.

Digital Storytelling and Standards

My consideration of standards is concerned with how they can ...

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