This afternoon Ruth and I attended a presentation by Shannon Baumann entitled “Digital Storytelling in the K-5 Classrooms.” Baumann gave us a plethora of suggestions for creating digital stories with our students. In our typical fashion, we decided to practice what we preach and gave ourselves a little “self-assignment.”
So, without further adieu, we present our first (ridiculous) attempt at creating a digital story. It’s really rough, but we wanted to share it since we both know that it takes TIME and PRACTICE to get good at using a new form of technology. As you’ll see… we have a lot of practicing ahead of us. With time, you’ll see quality digital stories from us both — we hope!
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).