2015 K-12 GLOBAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL: EXPLORING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC October 21, 2015
Exploring the Environment through Digital Storytelling
Today’s K-12 digital storytelling encompasses a range of tools, formats, and contexts for learning. At one time, digital storytelling was seen mostly as montages of images and videos set to music and narration. Although today’s classroom and school library applications still include this form, students, teachers, and school librarians can now use an array of approaches to tell digital stories, including via tweets, Vine videos, single-image stories, and “Draw My Life” whiteboard narratives. Through storytelling contexts from science content to poetry and self-reflection, digital storytelling fosters creativity, collaboration, digital literacy, and critical thinking, and aligns with cross-curricular learning objectives. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to practice some apps for integrating digital storytelling into environmental topics. Having a laptop, tablet, or smart phone is encouraged but not required.