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Digital Storytelling

(Category: Literacy)
Everyone has a story to tell. Digital storytelling enables students to create multimedia resources using images, voice, text and music which can be shared with peers and the wider community. It can give students a wider audience for their stories as they can be shared via email, website, blogs and social media. There are many free tools available for creating digital stories. Digital storytelling can play an important role in group work and collaborative learning within the classroom. Digital storytelling supports student understanding of subject area knowledge, as well as planning, writing, technical, presentation and research skills. Students’ higher order thinking, social language, reflection and artistic skills are positively affected when creating digital stories in the classroom, while students will also learn how to be safer and more responsible digital publishers as they learn about copyright, citing sources and the responsible use of personal information and images. 

Instructions

• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken (no direct student photos please).
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie.