How children learn to read in school Watch these professional storytellers read a selection of the Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales books - see Chip and Amy's notes below for hints on how to recreate their simple storytelling techniques. Storyteller Notes Storyteller Notes Storyteller Notes Storyteller Notes Free Tools For Teachers : Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide Storytelling is an ancient art that is undergoing a renaissance with modern technology. By incorporating digital storytelling projects into classroom learning you can reach today’s students and at the same time help them develop the skills needed to be successful in our complex, technology rich world. Creating digital stories engages and inspires students, ignites a love for learning, and creates more teaching stories for others to share and enjoy. Learning becomes personal when students tell the story Microsoft's Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide offers countless ideas on digital storytelling techniques for teachers, points to valuable digital storytelling resources for educators, and tips on using the Microsoft software products most commonly found in digital storytelling projects. With these tools, you can make a project of any length, topic, or scope.
A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process June 24, 2014 Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process. Tonia used the concept of process writing (popularized by Donal Murray) to design this digital storytelling process visual. This process is made up of 7 stages namely :prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising, publishing, and sharing. Little Bird Tales - Home Little Bird Tales is a storytelling and e-learning tool that can be implemented in hundreds of ways, and is great for kids of all ages, even for children who can't read and write! "Little bird tales is an exciting Web site...In the school setting the possibilities are endless." Lawrence Armstrong, DiscoveryEducation.com "Little Bird Tales is a brilliant option for digital storytelling in the primary classroom." iLearnTechnology.com "I love this site!! It is user friendly, ad-free, and will be great for fostering creativity in students!"
IXL - Awards information Knowledge isn't the only reward on IXL... IXL is not just about helping your kids learn math, it's also about helping them enjoy learning. That means encouraging them to have fun! Unlike traditional workbooks and exercises, IXL offers hours of intrigue for students—without distracting them from grasping key concepts. How interactive technology is transforming storytelling Let me begin by saying: reports of the death of the book are wildly exaggerated. Likewise traditional storytelling. Human beings have been telling stories around campfires since the first cavewoman struck a flint against another flint and noticed that an interesting spark flew off. Stories aren't going anywhere and nor is the visceral, inexplicable, bone-deep shivery delight of a good tale well told. What happens, however, is that new technologies give creative people new ideas.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing - 12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools. Certainly for that focus, it makes sense as Grant and Jay McTighe designed the framework and would be considered a credible source on how to mess it up.