Now more than ever, teachers must be able to demonstrate how their instruction links to the standards. This engaging Prezi presentation shows how digital storytelling connects to the Common Core standards. It gives many ideas for how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom and includes video examples of different types of student projects.
This 4-minute video provides a clear and succinct overview of the most important elements in a compelling digital story. This would be effective as background research for a teacher planning to use digital storytelling in the classroom, or as a resource to show directly to older students who are creating their own digital stories.
Bernard Robin and Sara McNeil of the University of Houston originally presented this 95-minute workshop at an annual symposium of the Online Learning Consortium. In it, the speakers provide an overview of the concept and components of digital storytelling, applications for the classroom across all grade levels and subjects, and how to assess these student projects in an effective way. They also guide participants through the use of the web-based program WeVideo.
The University of Houston has created this comprehensive resource that shows teachers how digital storytelling works and how to effectively use it in the classroom. It includes many video examples, articles, lesson plans, sample rubrics, and a list of both free and paid video-making tools for computers and mobile devices.