Computers, Chromebooks, and iPads offer wonderful digital tools for having students tell their story! Bring together pictures, video, audio and annotation easily – even for elementary kids! This is a perfect way to allow kids to master the CCSS. The anchor standards for speaking and listening include students learning how to “make strategic use of digital media…to express information and enhance understanding of presentations; present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning; and to adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks”.
There are some great web sites that are rich resources for you in getting started.
- Alan Levine, from down under, has a fun and informative wiki site at http://50ways.wikispaces.com/
- If you have an iPad, here is a Comparison of 5 great screencasting apps for your and student use
- Bernajean Porter’s site include a scoring guide to use with your students, along with many examples of student stories, online tools/apps to use, and other resources
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything – Digital Story Telling tells it all with links to the best resources on the web