Creating Digital Tales in the Classroom - a learning module for teaching professionals. 
This learning module begins May 1st and ends May 31, 2011.  30 points/30 prof development hours.

Module Overview:

"Digital Stories are short, personal, multimedia tales, told from the heart. Anyone can make them and publish them on screens anywhere. They have the potential to be a very democratic kind of storytelling." -Daniel Meadows 

Project-based multi-media learning allows student to acquire new skills and knowledge by designing, planning and producing a product or performance.  Digital stories allow student to combine, text, graphics, and sound to convey their information.  Digital stories allow students to make real-world connections, providing relevance to their learning.  It can be aligned to any core curriculum goals.  Some would argue that is time-consuming and yes, project based learning does take place over a more extended time frame but this allows for processing and deeper understanding.  Students have an opportunity to use a variety of media to convey their thinking and there are more opportunities for formative assessment throughout the project.

This module will allow you to explore more deeply the justification for digital storytelling and opportunities with this type of project based learning.  In addition, you will become more familiar and comfortable with the Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia in Education.

Finally, you will be able to create your own digital story, as a sound foundation for providing an example to your students and building your confidence in facilitating this project in your classroom!

Rubric for Module                                                               

This rubric serves as a guideline for grading.


Due Dates


CONFU WORKSHEET – complete each question and submit.

May 7


Discussion – rationale for Digital Storytelling project.

May 14


Respond to at least three of your classmates posts.

May 18


Storyboard with title slide (1), narration (1), music (1), images (1) and citation slide (1) posted to the discussion forum

May 21


Final Project:  Your own digital story, poem aka project!

May 31


Total for Module