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 4: Assessing Digital Stories: The Opportunities and Challenges of New Media Evaluation
In many ways, assessment is a pivotal point in the education process. It is how we determine how our students are doing as learners and how we are doing as teachers. It is also how we communicate with the public about the status of education in our communities. If we're going to include digital storytelling (DST) in the curriculum, then we need to be able to show why. Parents, school board members, and education officials will want to know how DST impacts learning and instruction. Teachers will need to be able to explain the assessment strategies they use and what these strategies will tell ...