So today was one of those “sneaker days” as I call them. Running from project to project and room to room. These days are awesome…
Mrs. Leone’s 8th grade spanish class finished the first digital storytelling project for the year today. Students had to be filmed in an interview situation with a partner. The content focus is to review the important basic communication elements they have learned for the past 3 years. The medium allowed them to create their own scenario for the interview. There were some clever ideas, and the time allottment was not big at all – just 3 days of classtime for editing (including exporting/burning). More importantly are 2 things: students were on task and self-directed (motivatied and captivated) since they were working on video of their own creation; and the product is tangible and lasting – the video will exist for as long as we want it to.
We have spawned a series of storytelling projects already this year, and I think we are going to be very happy with the results!
“Typewriter with the Word Digital.” Online image. PowerMediaPlus.com. 5 October 2007. <http://www.powermediaplus.com>