My Digital Storytelling Competency
The QuickTime movies below provide examples of digital stories that
have created over the last three years. I attended the Center for
Digital Storytelling workshop in January 2003, and have been exploring
the practice since then. I have designed and delivered workshops to
help Teacher Education students and faculty to develop digital stories
as reflective artifacts in their electronic portfolios.
These documents contain portfolios developed with my granddaughter for
her Kindergarten, First and Second Grade years. The digital stories for
K & 1 are reflections on the year. The digital story for 2nd grade
is her autobiography written as part of a school project. The "Dad"
story is the project we created at the Center for Digital Storytelling.
I created this digital story to help participants prepare for a digital
This narrated slide show presents the content of my article posted at
presentation looks at technologies that are engaging forstudents to
foster intrinsic motivation, specifically digital storytelling.
Seventh grade provided one of my most vivid memories of learning. I have made
sense of this experience with a reflective digital story.
Reflecting back on that learning experience as a professional educator, I realize
that the problem was not with me, but with the assignment. What a difficult
task I was given... it takes time to build those synapses in the brain. Memorization
has its place in learning, but I didn't derive the true meaning of the poem
I had to memorize until much later in life.
September 29, 2004