Publisher description for Digital storytelling in the classroom : new media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity / Jason Ohler ; foreword by David Thornburg.


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"Ohler continues to be witty, wise, and indispensable. Pedagogy that resonates, teamed with a practical road map for teachers exploring the digital frontier—the best new media guide for teachers by far!"Suzi Gould, Director StoryExpress, New Zealand
"Jason Ohler writes with clarity, wit, and passion about topics that are central to the enterprise of educating. He demonstrates how each student can become an active and more confident meaning-maker by using the tools that make stories powerful aids to understanding in all areas of the curriculum." Kieran Egan, Professor of Education                     Simon Fraser University
"Ohler illuminates the very heart of learning and digital technology: storytelling. His is the story of how the networked computer amplifies our human capacity to learn through tools of expression." Walter Bender, President One Laptop per Child Foundation
"A very important resource for twenty-first-century teaching and learning. Ohler's ability to distill the elements of good storytelling down to simple, clearly communicable ideas will prove beneficial for teachers and students alike, regardless of experience or technological knowledge." —Nikos Theodosakis, Author The Director in the Classroom
"Jason Ohler’s new book is a must-read for any educator interested in harnessing the tools of digital technology to teach students to be creative and powerful storytellers. Original, accessible, and thought provoking for technophobes and technophiles alike." Steven Goodman, Director        Educational Video Center
"Essential for integrating learning, literacy, and new media in and out of the classroom. Jason Ohler is a world leader in digital storytelling, and a master teacher, and a global communicator." Bernard J. Luskin, Professor and Director of Media Programs                                                 Fielding Graduate University
Use this practical resource to engage digital-age students in real-world learning!
Integrating digital storytelling with instruction becomes a creative opportunity for both novice and technologically experienced educators when using Jason Ohler's Digital Storytelling in the Classroom. Ohler links digital storytelling to improving traditional, digital, and media literacy, and guides teachers on how to empower students to tell stories in their own native language: new media and multimedia.
Aligned with NCTE standards and covering important copyright and fair use information, this text provides information on integrating storytelling into curriculum design and using the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. Implementation tips and visual aids abound, giving teachers an exciting new resource.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Storytelling -- Data processing.
Literature and technology.
Internet in education.