I WISH I had a class set!!! What an amazing class that would be! I have one ipad and I let the students take turns using it for different things throughout the day. I also have a digital camera, an ipod touch with camera, and an ipod nano with a camera. I'm part of a group of teachers in the Austin school district that receives technology to use in our classroom. It is an emerging program but very important! Maybe I should go to donorschoose.org and see if I can get some more for my classroom. It takes time to pass the one ipad around to 22 students.
One of my favorite leaders in digital storytelling is Jason Ohler...check out his site at http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/storyeducation.cfm. He divides DS into four parts:
Storytelling in four parts. I have divided my storytelling resources into four parts, each with its own web page.
and discusses the DAOW of literacy on this site. It's a self-paced online learning process that can guide even the most experienced among us.
When looking around to approach this activity I realized that it had been a while since I had done a digital story. I started to look online to see some examples. I came to the engage thcommunity to get a few pointers. I found a couple of sites that really helped.
Kwijan, I just finished looking at "The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling" and I was truly impressed. Not only can students research the past, but what if they created a digital story with a different set of circumstances? How would the future be changed if we alter the past in some way? (That's my love of science fiction, aka Star Trek, coming out). Thanks for the links.
Hi Vaneesa,I would like to share the usage of the website littlebird tales, when i introduced it to the teachers and the students they really liked it, this short stroy is from public schools in Lahore Pakistan this was for grade 7 and teachers have used it in other grades as well.
Thanks for sharing link.