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Digital Fluency - Storytelling in the Cloud

Innovative ways of telling stories in a future-focused curriculum

The art of story-telling is as old as the dawn of language, however the medium by which story-telling travels has changed dramatically. Use Digital Fluency - Story-telling in the Cloud to explore the ways students can tell and share stories in a future-focused curriculum.

Ages: 5-12 | Pages: 56 | Code: 51052 | ISBN: 9781776554805
Series: Digital Fluency

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Angie Simmons

Angie Simmons is interested in current best-practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. As an experienced educator, she has worked broadly across the educational sector of New Zealand. She worked as a primary school teacher for many years and as a university lecturer, when she was head of an educational technologies programme and taught prospective teachers. In another significant educational role, she was a digital technologies professional development facilitator working with schools across the Auckland area to integrate future-focused learning within the curriculum.


Working in the cloud4
How cloud computing benefits schools5
Issues related to BYOD5
Digital learning tools and literacy6
So what is a digital story?7
How can digital stories enhance the
learning process?7
What makes a digital story effective?10
Seven elements of an effective digital story10
Rubric for assessing an effective digital story11
Types of digital media to tell our stories13
Talking images16
Locative or site-specific storytelling16
The process of creating a digital story17
Reflect and edit28
Writing stories as a good digital citizen32
Digital literacy and fluency32
Ethical and legal online practice33
Writing a variety of digital stories34
Collaborative stories34
Interview stories35
Reflections on learning36
Maths stories36
Personal experience stories38
Timeline stories38
Retold tales39
Promotional stories40
Science investigation stories41
News stories41
Where in the world? stories42
Beyond the universe stories42
Long ago (historical) stories42
Story hui – visual storytelling for teachers43
Case study: Digital storytelling at Torbay School46
Digital tools for reluctant writers49
Additional resources52
Index of digital tools55