If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I’ve had a focus on how to incorporate digital storytelling into my school. I know the all too familiar feeling of being overwhelmed by yet another strategy and another approach in my classroom. It can be daunting. However, when something is good for the students, the ol’ teach must learn new tricks! After searching for articles that can help guide myself and my fellow colleagues in the adaptation of digital storytelling, I came across Kevin Cordi’s article, “A Storyteller and Teacher Takes a Digital Dive.”
Cordi instantly reassures his fellow teachers that he knows it can be overwhelming at first, but his experience and outcomes in his classroom have been worth the “dive”. The author lays out beginner steps for integrating storytelling into the classroom and provides resources and tutorials to guide the instructor and students. The article will be catalogued in my personal favorites list as a resource for myself and colleagues as we develop new approaches to literacy and technology in our classrooms. Bookmark this for yourself as a great set of references to get started with digital storytelling!