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Opus in the Classroom: Striking CoRDS with Content-Related Digital Storytelling

, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States

CITE Journal Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables students to construe meaning individually and make deeper connections with subject matter content. By purposefully integrating storytelling into the curriculum, teachers promote academic- and self-efficacy, empowerment, and community-building opportunities and advance their own professional development. The Content-Related Digital Storytelling (CoRDS) model provides teachers with a pedagogical tool that works in concert with other subject matter approaches and allows students to access their analytical and creative faculties to demonstrate understanding or reveal gaps in their knowledge. When creative works that result from the CoRDS process are shared, they become authentic, reusable classroom artifacts.


Roby, T. (2010). Opus in the Classroom: Striking CoRDS with Content-Related Digital Storytelling. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(1), 133-144. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 27, 2023 from .


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