Digital Storytelling in Teacher Education

Digital Storytelling in Teacher Education

Vivian H. Wright (University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 3
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch038
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Abstract

In teacher education programs, there is a consistent need to locate and to recommend to teacher educators, teacher candidates, and in-service teachers, viable technology tools and concepts that can be used in the classroom. Digital storytelling is a concept that is growing in popularity and one which offers versatility as an instructional tool. This chapter presents information and ideas on how to facilitate learning, productivity, and creativity through a variety of digital storytelling classroom uses.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Inquiry: The act of questioning, probing, examining to obtain information.

Storytelling: The art of telling and relating real or fictitious events through the form of a story.

Multimedia: The process of combining multiple media such as graphics, audio, video, photographs, and animation to create a product.

Self-Reflection: Engaging in reflection of one’s own experiences and encounters (practice) to monitor and measure growth.

Reflection: Expressing thoughts, perceptions, and expressions of experiences, knowledge, and/or skills evidenced through encounters or events.

Digital Story: A digital story takes the art of storytelling to a digital medium, utilizing and combining media such as audio, photographs, video, and graphics to tell the story.

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