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.

Story Planning Considerations: Tips, Techniques, Lessons Learned
Story planning considerations: Tips, techniques, lessons learned

This chapter contains lessons I've learned over the years about the story-planning process. I pass them on to you, one storyteller to another. Incidentally, I'd like to hear what you've learned as well. Please drop me an e-line through

Teaching Story Planning
Introduce the Story Core and Story Mapping

I introduce the concepts covered in Part II, including story cores, maps, and elements. I address thinking of stories in terms of problems, challenges, and opportunities that have solutions or responses, because characters change in order or respond to them.

I Tell a Story; Then the Group Helps Me Find the Story Core and Map the Story

Following the introduction of story structure, I tell a story ...

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