Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

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Corwin Press, 2008 - Education - 228 pages
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Jason Ohler, well-known education technology teacher, writer, keynoter, futurist, and Apple Distinguished Educator, guides educators on how to effectively bring digital storytelling into the classroom.

The author links digital storytelling to improving traditional, digital, and media literacy and offers teachers ways to:

o Combine curriculum content and storytelling

o Blend multiple literacies within the context of digital storytelling

o Plan for creating and executing digital stories.

 

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Contents

Confessions of a Digital Storytelling Teacher Twenty Revelations About Digital Storytelling in Education
2
Defining and Discussing Digital Storytelling Helping Teachers See Think and Talk About Digital Storytelling
15
Digital Storytelling as an Educational Tool Standards Planning and Literacy
41
Assessing Digital Stories The Opportunities and Challenges of New Media Evaluation
62
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF STORYTELLING
69
Thinking About Story The Story Core Story Mapping Story Types
70
Applying Story Maps Seeing the Core Mapping the Story
87
Story Planning Considerations Tips Techniques Lessons Learned
95
Media Grammar for Teachers Assessing Media Expression
177
Copyright and Fair Use in Education Living in the Gray Zone Doing the Right Thing and Protecting Yourself
192
If I Had a Time Machine
202
Teaching Oral Storytelling
204
Audio Techniques for Video Recording Oral Storytelling
206
Audio Techniques for Interviewing People
208
Freytags Pyramid
210
Grammar of Camera Angles
212

Transformation Formations How We and the Characters in Our Stories Change
107
More Story Maps From Aristotle to Present Day
113
Other Kinds of Stories Other Story Forms and Story Perspectives
124
GOING DIGITAL
131
The Media Production Process Phase I Developing the Story
132
The Media Production Process Phases IIV From Preproduction to Performance
149
The Digital Storytelling Toolbox The Tools Teachers and Students Need to Tell Digital Stories
166
Whats Scannable?
214
Joseph Campbells Story Adventure Diagram
215
Visual Portrait of a Story
216
References and Further Readings
218
Index
221
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Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He is author of numerous articles, books, and teacher resources and continues to work directly with teachers, administrators, and students. Combining twenty-five years of experience in the educational technology field with an eye for the future, Ohler connects with people where they are, and helps them see their importance in the future development of living, learning, and working in the Digital Age. Although he is called a futurist, he considers himself a nowist, working nationally and internationally to help educators and the public use today's tools to create living environments that we are proud to call home.

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