Lesson Plan Ideas
Submitted by Claudia Pierce, Scott Elementary
Digital Storytelling uses electronic devices to tell the story. There are all kinds of benefits to digital storytelling, including increased reading comprehension, enhanced logical reasoning skills, and a greater understanding of the creative process. Although the process may be somewhat new, the bottom line is this: technology is always secondary to the ancient art of storytelling.
Submitted by Nadine Abrahams, Westview Elementary
Students create a digital story using Photostory showcasing their insect research. Students turn their research into a first person narrative as if they are the insect talking about their life. KidPix is used to draw picture of insect lifecycle.
State Research (Social Studies)
Animoto Project: Immune System/Disease
Biography Glogster (Language Arts)
Submitted by Lyda Hardy, Gunnison High
Advanced freshmen language arts students will make a Glogster on a biographical topic. Glogster presentations are more dynamic, including sound, video, and animation. Can do "speed glogging," where students each pull up their glog on a computer in the lab and then play musical chairs, with everyone reviewing the glog in front of them and after a time limit, moving on to the next chair. An evaluation form for each glog or having students email or leave comments would be effective after the lesson.
Lesson plan (DOC)
Submitted by Marie Bernard, Weld Central High
These 12 lessons can be used in all or in
part. Many times a Teacher Librarian is collaborating with
the teacher. Be sure to read the comments on the last page
of each lesson.
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