As soon as people developed a mode of communication, they also started to tell stories. Now in the 21st century, storytelling has entered the digital age and the opportunities to express one’s tales of mystery, adventure and understanding are almost endless. As educators, we have a duty to listen for the stories that students have created and expose them to the variety of mediums they can use to tell them.
This year at the annual ACTEM conference, I had the privilege of co-presenting a session with Eric Lawson on Digital Storytelling. Our presentation aims to open people’s minds to just some of those opportunities by way of showcasing examples of digital storytelling that are taking place in our schools. It is our hope that our stories will spark interest in our fellow educators and encourage them to create their own plan to bring digital storytelling to their students.
- Digital Storytelling: Creating, Collaborating, Publishing…
- Digital Storytelling Links
- Mr. Lawson’s Homepage
- Lawson Lab on YouTube