Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Digital Storytelling & WeVideo

In our online course EDT 506: Research Methods: New Literacies our students learn how to use Digital Storytelling in any subject and grade level to empower students to be creative learners. Classes start: 10/23

Digital Storytelling can be defined as: Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. There are a wealth of other terms used to describe this practice, such as digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, digital essays, electronic memoirs, interactive storytelling, etc.; but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing.”

We teach our graduate candidates how to use WeVideo, a web-based video editing tool, to create Digital Storytelling projects with their own students. Below are a series of videos created by Canisius College Education Technologies Professor Ron Kotlik detailing how to begin using WeVideo. There are also some great sample projects created by his own students.

About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level 1/Level 2 and Flipped Learning Level 1/Level 2 Certification exams. This program is perfect for K-12 teachers who already have their initial certification in their content area and are seeking professional certification. Students focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. Classes start 10/23.

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