Wednesday, November 07, 2007

TRETC Session 1 - Digital Storytelling

It's safe to say that the theme for today is using the tools to allow students to express themselves in ways beyond standard assignments: written or oral. Peter Scott, who works for Harcourt Connected Learning, did a nice job of showing how digital storytelling can:
  • engage students
  • be cross-curricular
  • encourage writing
  • provide an outlet for student creativity
A timely question emerged: what are the implications of using images in the digital stories if they are posted online? (teachers need to familiarize themselves with the multimedia fair use guidelines) short answer: don't do it if you don't have permission to use the images - longer answer is that there are plenty of sites where teachers can find copyright-cleared images that are great and present no worries!

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