Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Spotlight Educator: Kara Welty, Mentor Teacher & Technology Integrationist, Independence School District
Don Goble, Broadcast Technology Film and Multimedia Instructor, Ladue School District
Day/Time: Wednesday - 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary Tech
Level: All Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: Grand Ballroom A

Learning through story has never been more important than it is today. In this session, you will review research for youth media habits, gain a deeper understanding on the importance of visual literacy, and learn creative and simple ways to engage your students in digital storytelling to show content comprehension across the curriculum. At the end of this session, you will understand the importance of building on our student visual literacies and learn an alternative method of addressing State Standards, by incorporating tangible lessons involving visual and media literacy. Example applications include WeVideo, Animoto, MS Photostory, SchoolTube and more. Leave with simple and free workflow ideas and apps to develop digital story lessons connected to your personal curriculum.

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