This course begins with a rationale for engaging the mind through narrative in any form and sets the groundwork for using digital narratives as learning experiences for your students. Participants will see how a digital story is pieced together using videos, images, and sounds to create a story that is crafted to be both engaging and informative. Using several examples as a springboard, Discovery Education Professional Development master teachers will demonstrate each step of the process from storyboarding to resource selection to the use of available technology to pull the pieces together into a coherent product. Participants will be given time to create their own digital stories to use in their classrooms as instructional tools and examples. This course is designed not only to teach participants how to create a digital story, but to show them how to guide their students through the process as well. This course will allow you to explore free tools for your computer, such as PhotoStory and Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie and Garage Band (Mac).
By the completion of this session participants will be able to:
They are passionate about what they do, and that is one thing I appreciate about Discovery Education Professional Development ..... these folks really believe in what they are doing and they know their stuff and they know the content.
Gerald McLeish, Ed.D
Director, Secondary Curriculum & Programs, Indianapolis Public Schools