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Using Technology to Support Literacy



Grades

PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5

Storytelling is one of the most ancient forms of communication. Before there were cameras, computers, or even books, stories held the knowledge of all civilization. Even today, students love to read and listen to stories as a way to learn about the world and how it works. What's more, encouraging students to tell stories either orally or in print is a great way to help them practice grammar, expand their vocabulary, and share their ideas with others.

In this age of multimedia, a new kind of storytelling has emerged. Digital Storytelling takes the art of storytelling and adds elements of sound, video, and photo images to create a multi-dimensional tale that draws the reader into the story. It's an excellent tool to encourage students to take their writing to a new level as well as a way to bring technology into your curriculum.

Worried that it will take a lot of time and know-how to create digital stories in your classroom? Don't be - let us show you how easy it can be to use digital storytelling with your students!

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Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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