I have been reading numerous articles about Project Based Learning, Problem Based Learning, Genius Hour and anything to do with hands-on learning and I kept seeing the word Active Learning. I guessed it meant that whoever was doing the learning was staying active. Makes sense to me.
Our four phase digital storytelling app manages, captures and shares content mastery. Every teacher has great lessons or projects and the CrossBraining App is a tool that helps teachers manage the delivery of those lessons. In addition, it guides students on how to capture and personalize their learning that takes place in the lesson or project.
Over the next four weeks I will be walking you through the four phases of the CrossBraining App (Plan, Perform, Change, Final Product). I will also show you videos of students going through each phase.
Summer is a great time for educators to reboot! This blog is focused on some of my favorite EdTech conferences where we can get new ideas and meet other educators with enhanced teaching strategies and new ways to deliver engaging content. I have broken it down to National, Regional, State and Local conferences, all offering great sessions that will have an impact on your teaching and get you energized for the upcoming year.
Here are three ways that digital storytelling supports formative assessment:
- Digital Media/Snapshots of student learning, while they are learning.
- Reflections that help students pivot and make new iterations.
- Summarizes the experience to help students review and see their growth.
The Importance of Digital Storytelling
Digital storytelling is going to transform education. Technology is the overarching tool that drives all industries and education is no exception. Teachers and students have access to smartphones, computers and GoPro cameras in their school or classrooms. Some schools are putting a device in every student’s hands.