Digital Storytelling…This should be fun!

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Podcasts and digital storytelling have been around for quite awhile. I have never been excited about podcasts just because it’s a recording of someone talking the whole time. I tend to get bored when listening to talk shows and start multitasking. By the time the podcast is over I have been so busy doing other things I have forgotten what the podcast was about. Digital Storytelling is exciting for me to listen to. I think the reason for this is because there are pictures that I can see while the storytelling is taking place. My senior year of high school my government teacher had our class do a digital storytelling project. My class who was very hard to be educationally entertained was finally excited about the assignment. After all the groups had completed their digital storytelling the teacher let us pretend they were movies and bring snacks to class.

When listening to the podcasts this week I went in with an open mind and told myself that podcasts would be great. Five minutes if that into the podcasts I found myself making lists in my head of what all needed done this week and weekend and trying to plan on how to get everything done by the due dates. As the podcasts played I was in and out on listening. When reading the articles it said that students enjoyed the podcasts, if that’s the case I will take a vote in my classroom to find out the opinions of the other students.

When listening to the digital stories I listened to the ones about personal reflections and I couldn’t stop with the 3 that we were to choose I continued to listen because I was fascinated with peoples stories and the pictures they had go along with their stories. (If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a visual learner)

After reading about podcasts and digital storytelling being used in the classrooms I find myself wanting to test this out in my future classroom. I feel like if students were motivated and encouraged to learn when the teacher was using pod casts and digital story telling in the classroom, I should be interested in trying to implement it in my classroom. I think that these two tools will be encouraging to students in their learning. It will give them a technology experience that they can use later on in the future!

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6 comments

  1. morgan13hays · April 8, 2016

    Great post!!! I think it is great that you had such a great experience with digital storytelling. I noticed that you said you would want to use podcasts and digital storytelling in your future classroom. I am just curious, what grade are you wanting to teach in the future? I agree with you though that these are two great tools to use in the classroom.

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    • missboller · April 10, 2016

      My degree is K-8 and I feel like with training I could possibly start digital storytelling and podcasts in 5th grade. To answer your question though, I would like to teach 1st-5th but I will take whatever is open when I start out.

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  2. joshuapilkington · April 10, 2016

    Great post! I think it’s great that you had such a memorable experience with your government teacher and participating in digital storytelling. It’s also great you’ve had that exposure, as I didn’t even know what digital storytelling was until this class. Maybe when you implement digital storytelling in your future classroom your students will have the same positive experience as you!

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  3. ataft4482 · April 11, 2016

    I agree I was much more interested with the digital story telling than I was the podcast. I really have only had interest in one podcast and I do follow that one. But, it is one done by a friend and even with that one I have not listened to many of the episodes and I get easily distracted while listening, often scrolling through fb. I am interested in the future use of digital story telling in my classroom.

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    • missboller · April 11, 2016

      That is neat that you have a friend who does podcasts!

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