Thursday, September 28, 2006

Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom: Using PLACE to develop literacy

This article is by Tom Banaszewski • Educator/Multimedia Author,
Maria Hastings School, Lexington, MA.

It describes the Place Project designed to build children's self-expression
and writing skills.

Tom explains it best when he writes:

Nothing is foolproof, but I have yet to find anything as motivating and
influential on students' self-expression as helping them tell stories
about an important place. The added dimension of video provided
a meeting place for these students and their creativity.

The article goes on to explain step-by-step how to use "Place" in digital
storytelling. It also highlights the community-building benefit of
storytelling about place.

Tom also provides guidelines on iMovie:
iMovie Tips: Managing the iMovie-Infused Classroom

The article, published in MultiMedia & Internet@Schools Magazine, can
be accessed here:


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