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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

EDUC 600




Instructor: Rojanne Brown

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $410

Partner Class Offered Through IT4Educators

Course Description:

Help your students define their point of view and find their voice as they deepen their understanding of curricular content. Teach your students to express themselves and share their learning as they create projects that incorporate sound, images and special effects with their audio narrative. Working at your own pace throughout this course, you will use online, step-by-step tutorials and Internet resources to apply new knowledge and skills to instructional practices.


As a result of participation in this course, students will:

1.  Read, reflect and discuss research about best practices for using digital storytelling in the classroom.

2.  Study National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, NETS for Students, and your state or district content standards. Assuming digital storytelling as a methodology, describe how it can address curriculum goals tied to content standards. Identify how digital storytelling can be a natural extension of language arts.

3.  Consider how engaging your students in content based digital storytelling will impact achievement. Discern key critical thinking components and how they relate to creating a digital story.

4.  Use Atomic Learning (online software tutorials) to discover how to teach and learn with digital storytelling tools.

5.  Use Moodle (online discussion board) to participate in online discussion.

6.  Develop a digital storytelling unit that is aligned with your state or district content standards.



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