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Digital Storytelling Using Claymation


Storytelling Using
   Wayne Osborn-Hillside Elementary
  Brian Fligner-Evergreen State College
  Hillside Elementary
Fort Lewis, Washington
             Who We Are
• Wayne Osborn, Teacher-Librarian
• Nancy Bennett, 2nd Grade Teacher
• Brian Fligner, Washington Reading Corps,
                 Evergreen State College
    Why Digital Storytelling with
• This was taught during an after school
  educational technology program. Nancy
  and Wayne were originally going to teach
  storytelling via Powerpoint and Photostory,
  but with Brian’s expertise in animation,
  decided to include a claymation component
  as well. We learned as much as the students!
 How did we choose the students?
• With help from our counselor, we targeted
  students who weren’t necessarily
  experiencing academic success in the
  classroom. Of our eight students, five fit into
  this category.
 Benefits of Digital Storytelling
• “Digital storytelling brings with it solid
  educational reasons for its use. There are
  many benefits for students and teachers in
  learning and teaching using this
  technology. Many of the new strategies
  teachers employ in the classroom are easily
  incorporated into digital storytelling
  lessons. When students create digital stories,
  they are involved in most or all of the
  following skills:
 Benefits of Digital Storytelling
• Student becomes an active, participatory
• Student uses organizational skills
• Student participates in an alternative
  learning style
• Student performs authentic tasks
• Student participates in peer coaching
 Benefits of Digital Storytelling
• Student uses higher-level thinking skills in
  evaluation, application, and synthesis of
• Student becomes a communicator of
  knowledge to others
• Student becomes a designer of effective and
  stimulating communication
• Student utilizes inquiry-based learning
 Benefits of Digital Storytelling
• Student participates in instructional change
• Student integrates technology into
  curriculum projects
• Student participates in peer review
• Student uses authentic project-based
  outcomes to share their work
  Benefits of Digital Storytelling
• Student utilizes reflection in a way which
  improves their skills
• Student participates in planning, writing,
  and narrating projects which promote
  reading and literacy in its truest form.”
• Kay Teehan in Digital Storytelling: In and Out of the
      21st   Century Standards
• 1. Inquire, think critically, and gain
• 1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-
  direction by making independent choices in
  the selection of resources and information.
• 1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in
  gathering and using information.
• 1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas
  within the learning community.
      21st   Century Standards
• 2. Draw conclusions, make informed
  decisions, apply knowledge to know
  situations, and create new knowledge.
• 2.1.4 Use technology and other information
  tools to analyze and organize information.
• 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange
  ideas, develop new understandings, make
  decisions, and solve problems.
      21st   Century Standards
• 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically
  and productively as members of our
  democratic society.
• 3.2.1 Demonstrate leadership and confidence
  by presenting ideas to others in both formal
  and informal situations.
• 3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working
  productively with others.
      21st   Century Standards
• 4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
• 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to
  express personal learning.
• 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of
  ideas, both electronically and in person.
• 4.4.5 Develop personal criteria for gauging
  how effectively own ideas are expressed.

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