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Digital Storytelling Across the Content Areas

Storytelling isn't just for the ELA classroom. Explore tools and techniques applicable across the content areas, from the essentials of storytelling to means of publishing, sharing and archiving.
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Digital Storytelling Across the Content Areas
  • Dan Ryder says:
    A powerful animation tool disguised as a site for elementary students to play around. It provides all the functions necessary to practice authentic animation skills.
  • StoryCorps

    Website
    storycorps.org
    storycorps.org
    Dan Ryder says:
    StoryCorps already has a powerful archive of interviews and stories from real life, every day folks. Now there is an app for mobile devices that allows users to plan and record their own StoryCorps interviews.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Hernandez's slidedeck from ISTE 2015 provides the essentials behind digital storytelling as well as examples in practice. Hernandez shows how such techniques can be used in the humanities through the STEM disciplines. He is also an engaging educator online and his contact information is included.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

    5 minute read
    Dan Ryder says:
    Matthew Friday moves the conversation away from the digital and into the core of storytelling as an essential practice. Six tips are provided for building capacity for storytelling.
  • Everything is a Remix

    Video
    everythingisaremix.info
    everythingisaremix.info
    Dan Ryder says:
    Documentary from Kirby Ferguson who argues everything in our culture today is just remixing and mashing up of what has come before. Part of the documentary project called for audience interactivity in remixing the documentary itself, which poses an interesting question for students in any class to consider remixing the content of a lesson or activity.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Blogger Adam Mordecai often uses time stamping notes to help sign post the story within the videos he links and comments upon at Upworthy.com. Consider how you might use tools such as Vidnot.es, YouTube or other annotation tools to enhance the story or comprehension of the story.
  • fastcocreate.com
    fastcocreate.com

    Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

    5 minute read
    Dan Ryder says:
    An article from Fast Company that makes the case for storytelling being one of the most vital skills one can learn for everything from business to politics to education to science.
  • Pop Culture Hacker

    Website
    popculturepirate.com
    popculturepirate.com
    Dan Ryder says:
    Elisa Kreisinger delivers fantastic examples of taking parts and pieces of a whole, cutting it up, putting it together and reshaping the point of view. What if our students took news clips and remixed them to change the narrative?
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