Friday, June 16, 2006

Reflection of Session 3

Reflection of Session 3
Although I used a lot time to create my first digital storytelling, I enjoyed the process. Digital storytelling is a wonderful way to engage students and teachers who would like to be the next Steven Spielberg. It is a practical and effective teaching method for arousing students' learning interest. Also, it can contribute to the development of many of the competencies we want our students to acquire. It is an ideal environment in which students can work in teams, learning to collaborate on decision-making and task division throughout the planning, production and post-production phases of the creation of their digital stories. These interactions are crucial to the acquisition of knowledge as well as allowing for multiple learning styles.
From the website of Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling, it pointed out the educational goals of Digital Storytelling:
For Teachers:
  • Appeal to the diverse learning styles of the students by using Digital Storytelling as a presentation media
  • Generate interest, attention and motivation for the "digital generation" kids in our classrooms.
  • Capitalize on the creative talents of your own students as they begin to research and tell stories of their own.
  • Publish student work on the Internet for viewing and critiquing by others.

For Students:

  • Learn to use the Internet to research rich, deep content while analyzing and synthesizing a wide range of content.
  • Develop communications skills by learning to ask questions, express opinions, construct narratives and write for an audience.
  • Increase computer skills using software that combines a variety of multimedia including: text, still images, audio, video and web publishing.

Source from: http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/goalsobjectives.htm

I believe I will create many educational storytelling later with this useful software.

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