Photo Credit: 20,000 Year Old Cave Paintings: Hyena
Storytelling is a unique and universal human need. Our stories help us make sense of our world, help us identify as members of a group and help us navigate the stages of our physical and emotional lives. Films today, one could argue, address the same primal needs as cave drawings did thousands of years ago.
This week we’ll look at some digital storytelling formats and how we might use them to engage and support our learners. In light of this week’s readings, what kinds of storytelling have you used with your students and why and how have you used them?
We’ll also be participating this Thursday in the Campus Technology session: Facilitating Social Interactions: Measuring Engagement and Promoting Academic Success within the LMS with Stephen Downes, Colin Beer and Lou Pugliese and moderated by Linda Briggs. You will need to register for the session in advance. I look forward to your reflections on your experiences with this webinar.
Next Thursday we will be attending the Top 10 Internet Resources for School Leaders session in LearnCentral. It will be at 6 p.m. EST time.