I feel that my final course 5 project on Digital Essays has been a success! When I first started brainstorming where to start, I was a little overwhelmed. So, needless to say I am thrilled that I was able to pull it off! One of my biggest concerns wa
I've been experimenting with digital storytelling quite a bit with my students this year. With the launch of our 1:1 iPad program, using technology with my students has never been easier or more accessible. So far this year, my students (and I) have
production is about to begin on digital stories! The grade four students who I am working on this project with have finished writing their persuasive essays. Finishing their essays was the prerequisite to be able to start creating our Digital Essays
"Hey, you got your digital storytelling in my Humanities!"
"Hey, you got your Humanities in my digital storytelling!"
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My third graders LOVED participating in Hour of Code last year. Quickly I learned that majority of my students already had a mastered skills using the apps suggested to use for Hour of Code by my school including Tynker and Light Bot Junior. With
Digital storytelling is simply storytelling.
According to Robert McKee,
Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
Simon Sinek says,
"Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is wo
After writing my last Coetail blog post, This or That? - Course 4: Final Project it was nice to be able to step away from my ideas and not think about them for a bit. However, once we
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A video can have a real power of amplification.
However, in order to really amplify and develop an effective communication, there are a certain number of parameters to pay attention to. One of th
The inspiration for this unit came from some reading I was doing for course 3 on digital storytelling . I wanted to create an authentic assessment that allowed students to tap into 21st century skills. I wanted them to create a prod
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Am I really there? Is this the end? Like the mythical Ouroboros that represents something constantly re-creating itself, an infinite
Tim Burton is one of the most visionary and interesting digital story tellers. I find his work to be extremly individualistic, potent and powerful. However, Burton is not my favourite Director. Apparently Luc Besson is. Francis Ford Coppola, Stan
After all the readings and learning about designing a good presentation, I decided early on that my final project was going to be redoing my back to school night presentation (This was fresh on my mind from the most recent back to school night in ear
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All the new information about graphic design including visual hierarchy, the importance of teaching digital/media literacy, Presentation Zen, an
How could Digital Storytelling be used in my subject area, tech integration?
Well, simply put: In Strange and Wonderful Ways.
For a how-to of making these videos, please see my final project for COETAIL Course 3: Visual Literacy in the follow-up p
Each week as I’ve read more about presentations, I continued to revamp and think about the back to school presentation I will fix up. This week was no different, however, after reading Holly Fraser’s post Finding My (Presentation) Zen, I began to
Below is a video I created a while back to show the new EAL model we introduced at my school. It took me a long time to create, but I learned invaluable skills and am now much quicker at creating videos as a result. I will use the video I intend to c
My final project for Course 3 will be creating a digital story, in the form of a promotional video that I can include on the website, for SPELTAC. In this blog post, I want to reflect on the things I want to include in this video:
The message of