the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Cassy Lee, MLIS student
Library, School, or Organization Name: San Jose State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: San Francisco, CA, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Educators, Teacher Librarians, Academic Librarians, Students, anyone interested in integrating technology into instruction
Short Session Description (one line): This session will provide an exciting overview of why and how to integrate digital storytelling projects into instruction in a variety of settings.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Incorporating Digital Storytelling Into Your Instruction: A Toolkit
Digital storytelling is an exciting method of creating movie-like personal narratives using a mix of text, narration, still and video images, and music (see this site for examples: http://www.storycenter.org/stories/).
A growing body of research suggests that digital storytelling projects incorporated into classroom instruction foster the learning of multiliteracies and have a positive impact on individual student achievement. These types of projects can be incorporated into any curriculum and setting – individually, collaboratively, in-person or online - to motivate and engage students of all ages, from elementary school to senior citizens, in authentic learning and personal expression.
Session participants will receive:
· a bibliography compiling relevant literature supporting these claims
· ideas for how to incorporate digital storytelling projects into any subject curriculum
· an overview of how to conduct a digital storytelling project
· examples of digital storytelling projects and initiatives
· links to more in-depth tutorials and resources
· assessment resources and suggestions
· a handout regarding ethical/legal issues (copyright, etc.)
This looks like a fascinating session, Cassy! I'm looking forward to learning more about digital storytelling from you!