Digital Writers: Building a Community of Writers using Digital Storytelling
Thank you for attending the Digital Storytelling Made Easy session!
Congratulations on deciding to integrate digital storytelling in your classroom. Please feel free to use this page as a go to resource for my action research project. The goal of this project is to use digital storytelling to develop a school-wide community of writers.
Digital storytelling is any type of digital media utilized to tell a story. As you will see from the many resources, digital storytelling can take many forms--from a digital book to a multimedia video. However, remember the key to digital storytelling is the STORY. Have fun and remember to let your imagination run free!
Room 202 Author's Chair
Digital Storytelling Resources
Why go digital?
Below are a collection of research articles and books that guided this project.
A Reflection: Trials in Using DIgital Storytelling with the GIfted
Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers
Digital Storytelling: How to Get the Best Results
This is a great tool for having students draft their stories before they head to the computer to publish.
Getting Started with Storyjumper
Here is a step by step guide for using Storyjumper.
Storybird for Teachers
Here is a teacher's guide for using Storybird.
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
This is a fantastic website that gives you a thorough overview of digital storytelling.
Web 2.0 Storytelling
This Wiki is another great resource to investigate digital storytelling further.
Student IT Helpers
Are you in need of an IT helper for your writer's workshop?
Complete the Questions/Concerns form to request a helper. Remember to write what time and if you would like a particular IT helper.
IT helpers are 2nd graders from room 202 who are proficient in digital storytelling using Storybird and Storyjumper. They can help you and your students start off on the digital storytelling track. Best of all, you don't have to wait on hold for an hour!