How can Digital Storytelling Transcend Literacy?
George Lucas once said, "If people aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read and write?"
This website explains how digital storytelling inspires transliteracy, which is defined as the ability to read, write, interact with tools/media, print, info-graphics, video, and social networks.
The site is intended for educators, however it is designed for anyone interested in learning how to create inspirational digital stories and develop transliteracy skills. Embedded are tips for educators and parents who are interested in teaching digital storytelling in a safe on-line environment.
Capturing Stories. Capturing Lives.
Daniel Pink once said, "We are our stories. We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives that we convey to others and tell to ourselves."
Digital storytelling inspires people to tell and share their stories with an audience that extends further than a classroom or household. The basis for digital storytelling derives from literacy skills of reading and writing.
By creating digital stories, second grade students in my class learned how to manipulate sound, images, and video to create professional digital stories while practicing 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity) and linking the content to California Common Core Literacy Standards.
This website provides resources on how to begin digital storytelling for personal fulfillment. There are also assessments, lesson plans and other resources available for educators who want to teach digital storytelling.
Below is a 90 second video that I created that promotes digital storytelling and this site,