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Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling Teaching critical thinking and creativity in writing can be a difficult task, but it is crucial in preparing students to meet the standards of the Common Core. Digital storytelling is a highly effective technique for doing so, as it requires a clear organization of thought, discipline, and problem solving skills — all of which can translate directly into more traditional essay writing. What’s more, digital storytelling has the added benefit of meeting other Common Core standards relating to proficiency in technical skills. Photo credit: torres21 What is Digital Storytelling, and Why Do It? Quite simply, digital storytelling is the act of using computer-based tools (desktops, laptops, tablets, cameras. and even smartphones) to tell a story. Here are a few creative digital storytelling assignment ideas to get you going. Digital Storytelling Lesson Ideas Dream Scenes. Further Resources There are numerous digital storytelling guides available online, and more crop up each day.

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers Are you integrating digital storytelling in your course with your students ? Are you looking for a carefully crafted rubric to help you guide your digital storytelling activities ? Well you don't have to go far, the answers are right below these couple of lines. 1- Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubric ( below is just a snapshot of part of this rubric ) Download it Here 2- Digital Storytelling Course Download it HERE 3- Digital Storytelling Rubric Download it Here

RTI: Digging Deeper Assessments {PAST link updated} Since posting our school's RTI plan and links to the RTI documents we created at Lake Myra, several of you have asked about the Digging Deeper Assessments we use to drill down a child's most foundational literacy level....identified on the Otter Talk Form below (more on this form and the other RTI documents we created in my earlier Response to Intervention post). So, here are the all Digging Deeper Assessments we use in our school & district. Although none of them were originally created by our school/district, they are public assessments for anyone to use: Print Concepts based on Clay's Concept About Print from the Observational Survey use Busy Beavers or Detective Dog from the Story Basket Collection from the Wright Group Letter/Sound Identification, also a part of the Observations Survey Early Names Test Words Their Way Word Study Assessments Here is the binder cover I created for the RtI Digging Deeper Assessment binder...

Digital Native Students are More Consumers than Creators OK, friends– it’s time to get over it. You might call young people “digital native students” but there are severe limits to their ability to turn that geekdom into real learning. The persistent myth of modern digital native students connotes for many that millennial students have a natural fluency with digital tools that previous generations did not. Most students read Wikipedia, but few edit it. Most students watch YouTube, but few make their own videos. Students can easily find websites, but most do not build websites. Students can easily navigate an iPad and use different apps (really, who can’t?) Using Technology to Support Learning Findings also show that whether you’re young or old, “digital native” or “digital tourist”, using technology to support your learning is a developed skill that very few possess. What does it mean to “use technology to support your learning?” See the Meaning-Making through the Tech Like this: Like Loading... Liked this post?

A. R. VIzzari: Storytelling step by step Tweet (Contributo originale di Anna Rita Vizzari) Le sezioni in cui si articola il presente contributo sono le seguenti (cliccando si approda alle singole sezioni): A) Che cos’è e a che cosa serve lo Storytelling. B) Tipologie di “prodotto” di Storytelling. C) Fasi e step dello Storytelling. Lo Storytelling è il procedimento del narrare una storia con obiettivi precisi: Qua ci interessa particolarmente il Digital Storytelling, ossia la narrazione che viene effettuata con strumenti digitali: questa categoria a volte viene considerata di per sé stante e altre volte viene considerata comprensiva di altre fra quelle sotto riportate, il cui nome fa riferimento al medium o allo strumento al quale si ricorre per la narrazione. Quali tipologie di “prodotto” si possono realizzare con il Digital Storytelling? In genere, quando si parla di prodotti legati allo Storytelling si individuano 3 fasi: 1) Pre-produzione, 2) Produzione, 3) Post-produzione. Vediamo ora i singoli step. In Inglese In Italiano

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing Teaching Strategies Marissa Moss Younger kids typically love to draw and aren’t too worried about the outcomes of their artwork — until they get older. By the time they’ve learned to read and write, art takes a back burner to academics, primarily because of what most schools prioritize. Over time it becomes harder for kids to think in pictures the way they once did. But what if students were encouraged to think in pictures alongside words? “There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. “They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. Now, the students write four to five times a week for 45 minutes at a time.

The Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math Ask Dr. Math® Thank you for your interest in Ask Dr. Math. We are no longer accepting new questions for this service. The archives of Dr. [Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use] Math Forum Home || Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online Figment By Kyle Palmer When Jacob Lewis was growing up, he liked to write “really terrible Stephen King-like fiction stories.” Looking back on those early works, the former managing editor of The New Yorker said he’s glad they never saw the light of day. But for thousands of teenage writers across the country, Lewis has helped do the exact opposite. The Web site Figment—founded by Lewis and New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear in 2010—gives young writers a forum to freely publish their work. “We really thought at first that it would be more of a social network site,” Lewis said. Lewis said Figment users post more than 1,000 new original pieces every week, many of them only a few hundred words representing a large range of genres, from heart-tugging romance to dystopian fantasy. “It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there like they have,” Lewis said. “Wow! “Your similes are impeccably accurate,” wrote another. “What’s most exciting is the intensity of the usage,” she said.

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