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Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling
About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. By comprehensive we mean that the course provides a solid foundation to all of the components of a digital story and illustrates these components with tutorials, example stories and links to additional readings. The course also provides a hands-on opportunity for learners to create their own digital stories. The course is fundamental because it covers the basic process of creating a digital story starting with just a simple script and as little as one still image. Course Syllabus Over the course of eight weeks, we will cover the following topics: Topic 1: Choosing a topic and purpose Topic 1 introduces you to the basics of digital storytelling. Recommended Background The course is primarily intended for: Suggested Readings

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Story Creator 2 - E2BN Tools E2BN Tools Home | Contact us Technical Requirements Story Creator 2 Summary Story Creator 2 will help you to use pictures to create a graphic version of a story. Skimming And Scanning: Two Important Strategies For Speeding Up Your Reading Skimming and scanning are two very different strategies for speed reading. They are each used for different purposes, and they are not meant to be used all the time. They are at the fast end of the speed reading range, while studying is at the slow end. People who know how to skim and scan are flexible readers. They read according to their purpose and get the information they need quickly without wasting time. New primary storytelling resources on this site The first is a collection of 17 issues of RealBook News, a newsletter lovingly and skilfully compiled by Opal Dunn, well known writer and expert in children’s literacy, between the years 1997 - 2004 The second is the start of a collection of fabulous story-based materials, ready to use in class, which have been developed by teachers at the British Council Young Learner Centre in Paris for use on their holiday programme, and as part of an initiative to promote diversity through children’s literature. Opal Dunn is someone whose work I have admired and respected for many years (going back to when I very first started teaching children almost 30 years ago!). Opal has had a hugely formative influence on my thinking about using authentic story books in class. RealBook News was originally designed ‘for adults helping children learn English as a foreign language or as an additional language’.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling A Novel Educational Digital Storytelling Tool Focusing on Students Misconceptions Panagiotis Psomosa, Maria Kordakib Year: Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography.

Effective strategies for teaching science vocabulary Traditional science lessons have often begun with teachers presenting students with science vocabulary words and asking them to write the words, find the definitions in a dictionary or the glossary of the textbook, match the words to definitions, or use the words in a sentence. In this model of instruction, words are often presented in isolation and students are tested on the words alone, without application to concepts. Many of us were “taught” this way, so we remember how little these practices contributed to conceptual development. These traditional strategies stem from the assumption that students absorb the meanings of many science terms simply by writing the words and their definitions. To many English-speaking students science words seem like a new language, and to English language learners, these words are a new language. Making sense of science

50 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling is the process of telling a story through the use of digital means. It also happens to be one the easiest ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Educators can use digital storytelling with almost any subject and can even "flip" their classroom by using mobile apps. Below is my comprehensive list of sites/apps that can be used for digital storytelling, presented in alphabetical order. 30hands - A fantastic user-friendly iOS app for creating a story by adding a narrations to photos.

Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts.

Webbing Tool Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. Strategies for English Language Learners (exerpt from chapter 24) In 2003, 42 percent of American public school students were of racial or ethnic minorities, up 22 percent from 30 years before. Most of this increase in diversity was due to immigration from Latin America and Asia, and with this increase in ethnic diversity came a corresponding increase in linguistic diversity.

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