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ERIC Number: EJ991810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Using Digital Video Production to Meet the Common Core Standards
Nichols, Maura
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v22 p52-55 2012
The implementation of the Common Core Standards has just begun and these standards will impact a generation that communicates with technology more than anything else. Texting, cell phones, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, etc. are the ways they speak with their friends and the world. The Common Core Standards recognize this. According to the Common Core Standards website,, "skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the standards." Therefore, there will be a need for students to integrate multimedia into their schoolwork to the point where they are just as comfortable creating a video piece to get their ideas across, as they are writing a research paper. There is also a need to teach students how to use media responsibly. Educators understand the importance of integrating media and technology into their curriculum, but it's not always easy to come up with a way to do it. In this article, the author describes the digital storytelling project which she developed in collaboration with 7th grade ELA teachers at Farnsworth Middle School. This digital storytelling project could easily be adapted to fit different grade levels, lesson plans and subjects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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