Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Digital storytelling

Today I saw an advert for the READIT Project Teacher survey exploring the use of ICT and digital storytelling to engage pupils in reading and writing. I thought I would give it a plug and include a few references to digital storytelling that I'd picked up recently. As described in the CMIS blogposts below, digital storytelling can enhance literacy and promote reading while at the same time developing IT skills and engaging with today's digital natives. There are a variety of multimedia tools available including graphics, audio and video animation which can be used to create podcasts, videos or multimedia ebooks. Here's what I've found to start you off:

A how-to-guide, Digital storytelling tools for educators, by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano which is available for free download.

Educational uses of digital storytelling page from University of Houston.

Blog posts on digital storytelling parts one and two from CMIS Evaluation Primary Focus. These also reference the above two sites. CMIS Evaluation Fiction Focus has D is for digital storytelling.

Web 2.0 / 21st century tools - an excellent site which lists tools on many topics, including a large section on digital storytelling.

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