In this substantial article in ASCD's EL Magazine, I give an overview of our book, including the benefits of using digital projects with students in all subject areas, quick win projects and tips for success, and additional case studies that are so new, they didn't make it into the book!
Is this book right for you? This free article is a great way to find out.
What is digital storytelling, exactly, why would educators want to use it, especially if they aren't Language Arts or Media Arts teachers? How can teachers use the many ideas and projects from the book in their classrooms right away? These are some of the topics discussed in this 20 minute podcast episode with ASCD's EL Magazine editor in chief, Sarah McKibben. This podcast is a companion to our substantial article in the Dec 2023/Jan 2024 issue of EL Magazine that goes into even more detail.
Of all the topics I cover in Storytelling With Purpose, from learning through the inquiry process to design thinking to civic engagement, one of the most popular topics is uncheatable assessments: how to create lessons that kids can't fake or use Chat GPT to complete. In this 20 minute podcast episode, I talk with Dr. Monica Burns about how to do this, and give a sample of what's in the book.
What is 'digital storytelling' and how can educators use it to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and increase student engagement? In this podcast interview, I dive deep into how student-centered, project-based learning concepts in my book help solve many challenges teachers face everyday. Plus, find out my origin story of how I got into filmmaking and, later, teaching.
Why did Michael write this book that synthesizes 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher? Listen to this 30 minute podcast where he talks about the ideas behind Storytelling With Purpose, and what motivated him to write it. If you want a quick summary of what's in the book, take a listen!