It's important to reflect on your professional learning experience and how you will incorporate new knowledge, learning and skills into your classroom practice.
Use the following structure for your reflection on the Teach to Inspire Digital Storytelling workshop:
3 - big ideas from the session
2 - points to ponder
1 - idea I can use immediately
+1 = idea you want to share as a new idea in the community
3. Big Idea - Use Storytelling for student learning as a very powerful tool. Also a great method for remedial expression.
2 Points to ponder - What a wonderful tool for educators. Gotta keep it up front and center so that I will keep using it.
1. Use Immediately - Personalize settings to search for content in a game format. Kids think they are playing and I love that they are learning. Set my search values for Readability - level 1, Learning Aids - Learning games, Multimedia - Interactive Media.
+1. - It is so confusing figuring out how to save in different formats and sharing across media. Don't forget to sign up for and use Dropbox. It's a great way to bring stuff across the media.
3 big ideas ~ a. Photostory - Easy to do!!
b. FREE on netTrekker thru Learnport.org
c. Free resources that we already have!
2 points ~ a. How to incorporate this in an all special education setting?
b. How can I incorporate this on a regular basis?
1 idea ~ Can we all agree to keep in touch & update one another with how this info has helped in OUR classrooms?
3 Big Ideas:
* Students are highly motivated to use technology, so we can bank on that excitement by letting them them their "stories" through digital storytelling.
* In addition to content knowledge, a variety of technology and language arts skills are utilized in creating digital stories.
* A HUGE number of resources are available to learn and support the digital storyteller.
2 Points to Ponder
*What is the best way to safely share student-created stories with parents?
* Which digital storytelling applications will I find are most user-friendly for my youngest students?
1 Idea to Use Immediately
*Photostory 3 is very intuitive and simplifies the process by walking a beginner through the steps one at a time. I feel like I can use this program with students right away.
1 New Idea to share
The "Sock Puppet" App for the iPad is a simple and fun way to create short stories with even the youngest of students.
3 Ideas from this session:
1) Importance of digital storytelling.
2) Great resources and lesson plans on learnport.com.
3) Awesome and useful timeline, images and rubrics on learnport.com
1 Idea I can use immediately:
1) Lesson plans, videos, images, timelines, resources, and rubrics on learnport.com
Dawn, I didn't "bogart the assignment" ;-)
Teach to Inspire Digital Storytelling was a great workshop. I went back home and texted a collegue that was chaperoning Cedar Point trip (Tuesday) about what we did--immediately was bombarded with questions Wednesday morning when we both were back in the building. Also loaded PhotoStory3 into computer image that will be pushed to all labs before next Fall...by June 1st if I can push/help IT guys a little...you know how that goes.
PhotoStory3 was very easy and intuitive to use and every teacher (thestudents won't be an issue) should have no problems using this program to icorporate more storytelling into their class plus should get more work from their students because they get to use the computers they so much love.
That is AWESOME! I love that you had an immediate application for what you learned - I love that the skills from Digital Storytelling are being used, Lynn and I have so much fun sharing with educators....especially a great group like you guys!