"Michael Hernandez's new book on digital storytelling is a must-have for educators. It's a clear, practical guide for infusing storytelling in any subject. Hernandez outlines the essentials of digital storytelling with easy-to-follow steps and relevant examples. This book is perfect for teachers aiming to integrate more multimedia into their lessons and empower their students as creators. It's an invaluable resource for enhancing classroom engagement and creativity."
Monica Burns, Ed.D., author of EdTech Essentials and founder of ClassTechTips.com
"Michael Hernandez is a master storyteller and a master teacher, and this beautifully designed book is a perfect example of his craft. Through the range of practical ideas and the illustrative examples in Storytelling with Purpose, every teacher, storyteller, and creator who aspires to refine their approaches will benefit from engaging with Michael’s latest work. This is one of those rare books where you can benefit from reading it linearly from front to back or jump around to the areas that interest you the most (at first - you’ll be compelled to read it all no matter what!). This is a wonderful contribution to the body of literature that focuses on purposeful, student-centered education."
Dr. Reshan Richards Lecturer, Columbia University School of Professional Studies Co-Founder, Explain Everything (acquired by Promethean, Inc.)
"Storytelling with Purpose is a much-needed resource for today’s educator. Through stories and examples from his experience as a teacher, Michael brings us on a journey to understand ways to support storytelling in the classroom and to empower the voices of youth by design. Readers are able to explore different types, forms, and purposes of digital stories and then are guided through a creation process positioning students (and teachers) as thoughtful observers of the world, creators of stories, and messengers of perspective, experience, and action. Inspiring and inventive, a book that will be one I can return to again and again!"
Jennifer Williams, EdD. Executive Director, TAG Global; Co-Founder, Teach SDGs