Differentiating Instruction through Digital Storytelling
John Sweeder, La Salle University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Digital stories are multimodal forms of communication that appeal to diverse sets of learners. Since classroom teachers are strongly encouraged by state departments of education to address the needs of an ever-widening variety of learners through differentiated instruction, teacher educators are, in turn, professionally obligated to revise, refine, and improve their teacher-preparation programs by taking into consideration these aforementioned learners. One of the many ways in which differentiated instruction can be accomplished is through digital storytelling. In this paper presentation the author intends to share with fellow teacher educators ways in which they, too, can incorporate theoretically-sound, creative, hands-on videography projects–digital stories– into their respective teacher-preparation programs (Sweeder, 2007) in order to better prepare their pre- and in-service teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Sweeder, J. (2008). Differentiating Instruction through Digital Storytelling. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 967-974). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).