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ERIC Number: EJ893806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
A Reflection: Trials in Using Digital Storytelling Effectively with the Gifted
Kieler, Lynda
Gifted Child Today, v33 n3 p48-52 Sum 2010
In this article, the author shares her experience of using digital storytelling in her class of gifted learners and discusses the benefits it has for both students and teachers. Technology is becoming an integral part of the educational realm. In an effort to blend technology with education, the author took on the challenge of digital storytelling as a way to generate interest, attention, and motivation for the "digital generation" in today's classroom. Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component. There are seven elements necessary for creating effective and interesting digital stories: (1)point of view; (2) a dramatic question; (3) emotional content; (4) the gift of voice; (5) the power of the soundtrack; (6) economy; and (7) pacing. Digital storytelling enables teachers to provide differentiated instruction that meets the needs and interests of advanced and gifted learners while providing a venue for them to be consistently and sufficiently challenged. Digital stories not only reflect each student's understanding of the subject, but also allow collaboration, which can encourage personality development, collaborative skills, and creativity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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