Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity [NOOK Book]


Harness digital storytelling as a powerful tool to teach traditional and 21st-century literacy skills to help students reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum!
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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

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Harness digital storytelling as a powerful tool to teach traditional and 21st-century literacy skills to help students reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452277431
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 867,273
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He is author of numerous articles, books, and teacher resources and continues to work directly with teachers, administrators, and students. Combining twenty-five years of experience in the educational technology field with an eye for the future, Ohler connects with people where they are, and helps them see their importance in the future development of living, learning, and working in the Digital Age. Although he is called a futurist, he considers himself a nowist, working nationally and internationally to help educators and the public use today's tools to create living environments that we are proud to call home.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by David D. Thornburg
About the Author
Part I. Storytelling, Education, and the New Media
1. Confessions of a Digital Storytelling Teacher: Twenty Revelations About Digital Storytelling in Education
2. Defining and Discussing Digital Storytelling: Helping Teachers See, Think, and Talk About Digital Storytelling
3. Digital Storytelling as an Educational Tool: Standards, Planning, and Literacy
4. Assessing Digital Stories: The Opportunities and Challenges of New Media Evaluation
Part II. The Art and Practice of Storytelling
5. Thinking About Story: The Story Core, Story Mapping, Story Types
6. Applying Story Maps, Using Story Tables: Seeing the Core, Mapping the Story, Creating a Story Table
7. Story Planning Considerations: Tips, Techniques, Lessons Learned
8. Transformation Formations: How We, and the Characters in Our Stories, Change
9. More Story Maps: From Aristotle to Present Day
10. Other Kinds of Stories: Other Story Forms and Story Perspectives
Part III. Going Digital
11. The Media Production Process, Phase I: Developing the Story
12. The Media Production Process, Phases II-V: From Preproduction to Performance
13. The Digital Storytelling Toolbox: The Tools Teachers and Students Need to Tell Digital Stories
14. Media Grammar for Teachers: Assessing Media Expression
15. Copyright, Fair Use, and UOPS: Living in the Gray Zone, Doing the Right Thing, and Protecting Yourself
Epilogue: If I Had a Time Machine
Resource A. Teaching Oral Storytelling
Resource B. Audio Techniques for Video Recording Oral Storytelling
Resource C. Audio Techniques for Interviewing People
Resource D. Freytag's Pyramid
Resource E. Grammar of Camera Angles
Resource F. What's Scannable?
Resource G. Joseph Campbell's Story Adventure Diagram
Resource H. Visual Portrait of a Story
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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New media pathways to Lit

    Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New media pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity by Jason B. Ohler is an informed overview of ways to integrate Digital Storytelling, which he often refers to as “new media literacies”, into the classroom. The layout of the book provides a highly accessible format for novices and experts alike, with a thorough discussion of the elements of digital narratives. Beginning with twenty revelations about DST in education, which enlighten readers about the attributes and form of this literacy strategy; the author then parses the phenomenon itself by breaking it down into a series of elemental continuums. With its revelations about “art as the fourth R” and story as the key format for global communication, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom serves as much as an operator’s manual as it does a compelling and interesting “story” itself. This is a narrative about the nature of DST, it is a history, a how-to, and an inside look at a phenomenon that is quickly becoming a new standard for expression in schools. A teacher who had never used this method before could effectively integrate DST into their repertoire using this book as a guide, as the framework provided takes the reader through the component parts and on to the second part of the book, which discusses the “Art and Practice of Storytelling” through the digital lens. Part III, Going Digital, takes a closer look at the media production process, and also provides an overview of fair use issues associated with the use of digital media and tools. One element of this book that I found may have been a bit lacking was that it discussed digital storytelling mostly from the standpoint of creating video narratives, and in this way limited its application to other types of digital storytelling using tools other than those of video production. This limitation aside, it remains as useful for students as it is for teachers, the language and structure of this book making it accessible for all users and creators of new media narratives, as it is a highly readable story while at the same time serving as a reference. Replete with helpful and carefully placed video clips providing additional insight and practical demonstration, and a full appendix that integrates DST with techniques and standard story structure elements such as Freytag’s Pyramid and Campbell’s Story Adventure Diagram, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom is a above all a resource for teachers and students who want to learn more about this technique and how to implement it successfully.

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