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ERIC Number: EJ910506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers
Sylvester, Ruth; Greenidge, Wendy-lou
Reading Teacher, v63 n4 p284-295 Dec 2009
Digital storytelling is a viable tool to help struggling writers resist the social position of struggling writer that is often exacerbated by state-mandated writing assessments. While some writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies may boost their motivation and scaffold their understanding of traditional literacies. Three types of struggling writers are introduced followed by descriptions of ways digital storytelling can support them as writers. Three tables include the following resources: (1) examples of digital stories, (2) tutorials and web resources for music, sound effects, graphics, and copyright information, and (3) suggested hardware and software for creating digital stories. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A