#25 Digital Storytelling

9:19 pm / Posted by Aaron Quilty /

To understand who we are, what we know, where we come from and about history has been through the use of storytelling. Storytelling has been told either by word or by play or even through song. Now storytelling is becomming advanced and brought to life a little bit more through the use of Digital Storytelling. The best way to use Digital Storytelling is through educational purposes. Creating something and making it come to life for a student would be overwhelming. Learning through story is virtually the best way to learn, otherwise we would not know the things we know now. What we do in the classroom is a bit like story telling, using it on the net creates a different approach to the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
Traditionally storytelling focussed on a specific topic and it contained a particular point of view. As the name of Digital Storytelling seems a bit farfetched and complexed it actually is quite simple. Digital stories contain a mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio, narration, video clips and/or music. For eduaction purposes a normal presentation can last between 2-10 minutes. The Univerity of Houston quotes:

'topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between'.
So lets use this Delivery Tool and lets use it effectively. There is a saying that goes something like this, 'if you forget about the past there is no doubt its going to reoccur again'. Lets not forget but lets make sure that our students are learning for the best and are always egaging as Life Long Learners.

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