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Digital Storytelling Brings New Dimensions to Reading, Writing, and More

Date: Spring 2007

Summary: Can digital storytelling improve reading comprehension, writing skills, and media literacy? An NWP teacher-consultant and technology liaison at Florida Gulf Coast University explores the use of digital storytelling across the grade levels and disciplines with fellow teacher-consultants, students, and colleagues.

 

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As a teaching tool, digital storytelling has revealed its potential....It enables me to create a genuine community of learners, where the language of the written word is embedded and enriched by visual images and aural elements....[students] never mumbled at the idea of editing and re-editing, because their product is real and they see the reason why it should look good, sound good, and feel good.

Copyright © 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University. Reprinted with permission. Feldman, Karen. 2007. "Once Upon a Time . . . Digital Storytelling Brings New Dimensions to Reading, Writing, and More." Pinnacle Magazine, spring 2007.

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