As human beings, we are hardwired for storytelling. The motto of the Center for Digital Storytelling ( is “Listen deeply. Tell stories.” Unfortunately, students and teachers in schools today often feel too time-stressed to engage in digital storytelling. Yet these projects can provide ideal opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate the literacy skills required to thrive in the 21st Century. This presentation, part of a full day workshop on digital storytelling, attempts to “make the case” for these opinions.

Program Length: 42 min, 34 sec
File size: 10.2 MB

Podcast 16 Jan 2006(Click here to listen to this podcast)

Show notes for this podcast include:

  1. Accompanying multimedia slideshow
  2. Workshop curriculum: The Case for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
  3. Superb digital storytelling examples: “A History of Digital Storytelling Through Story”
  4. Grass Born to Be Stepped On: Women’s Rights in China
  5. Urban Academy: Where Testing Is Anything But Standard
  6. Mabry Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia
  7. Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science by Dr. Carl Wieman
  8. Digital Storytelling Resources
  9. The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  10. The making of Africa’s first female president
  11. Purchase audio tapes and CDs from the King Center

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