Thanks for your help: learning more about tech (digital storytelling) in secondary classrooms

August 27, 2010 at 3:40 am
filed under Classroom, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Teaching, Tech

I’ve received quite a bit of response from my plea for help in organizing a workshop I’ve been asked to give on integrating technology into secondary classrooms (2 workshops, one in English one in French) – Thank you :)

I’ll be using Teaching is a Verb – Enseigner, C’est Agir to share information with the workshop participants. The workshops will mainly be centred around digital storytelling in the content areas – I figured this was the easiest way to address the task I was given, “Can you put together a workshop on integrating technology in the High School Language Arts, History, and Science classes? Oh, and can you do a second one for French teachers? Thanks.”

At this point I have a whole slew of online resources to offer the teachers and to help organize my thoughts on the matter. I found a great Firefox add-on called Send Tab URLs that helped me to make a list of the resources I’ve collected so far.

There are a few examples of teaching and student practice among these links so far. I’d love to find more! The more I can show my teachers the better. The teachers who will be participating are already interested in the topic so theory will be kept to a bare minimum, though I’ll be able to direct anyone who is interested to the blog I am creating for any theory they want (I love theory :)

What they want is to see what it looks like in a classroom. I can show them final products, I can show them where to go to find different applications, but what I need to show them is what it looks like. If anyone has any resources for that, I’ll love you forever :)

From Send Tab URLs (38 links)

- The View From Here: Teaching the New Writing – Book

- Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: How New Media is Transforming Storytelling: A New Video Series

- How to create …. – Digital Storytelling – Resources for assignments at University of Wollongong Library

- Secondary Cycle Two

- Technology Tools

- ecole

- Tutoriel pour créer un montage vidéo avec Windows Movie Maker – TIC@le: TIC, langues et formation des enseignant(e)s

- Inuktic

- Carrefour éducation

- Voicethread – FrankTechCamp2010

- Web 2.0 @ School – DigitalStorytelling

- CogDogRoo – 50 Ways

- USTREAM, You’re On. Free LIVE VIDEO Streaming, Online Broadcasts. Create webcasts, video chat, stream videos on the Internet. Live streaming videos, TV shows

- Your Brain on Computers – Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity –

- Professional blog |

- Digital_storytelling_Kirsty_McGeoch_IATEFL_2009.pdf (application/pdf Object)

- Center for Digital Storytelling

- Technology integration

- What motivates us to do good?

- » Teacher Resources

- Aberth Digital Storytelling — digital storytelling, participatory media and easing access to mass media for public expression

- Seven things to Avoid when making a digital story

- YouTube – spmath’s Channel

- What does exemplary technology infused Math instruction look like? (Middle & High School) | Welcome to NCS-Tech!

- Alternative Assessment with VoiceThread

- Google Forms for Assessment, Evaluation, and Reflection

- Technology

- VoiceThread as a Digital Portfolio « TeachingSagittarian

- Lightning Bug – Storyboarding

- The Digital Narrative – Find your story

- N°482 – Le Web 2.0 et l’école – Le Cercle de Recherche et d’Action Pédagogiques et les Cahiers pédagogiques

- Free Technology for Teachers: 140 New Things Being Tried In Classrooms This Fall

- Free Technology for Teachers: Free Downloads

- Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students

- Storytelling — It’s News!

– digitalstorytelling – home

– digitalstoryca’s Bookmarks on Delicious

– monarchlibrary – digitalstorytelling


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  1. tracyrosen (tracyrosen)

    on August 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

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