Developing Early Literacy Skills Through Digital Storytelling
Dina Rosen, Kean University, United States ; Arlene Bloom, New Jersey City University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Early childhood teachers regularly teach via song, music, and storytelling. Research has found that these teaching strategies can contribute significantly to early literacy development. Using current technology young children and their teachers can easily weave song, music, story narration, and images to create compelling multimedia stories, or digital stories. This session will explore the use of digital storytelling as a means to promote children's development of early literacy skills. Examples of young children's digital stories will be shared. Qualitative analysis of these stories will be shared and the implications of these data for early childhood teacher education will be discussed. Session participants and presenters will discuss methods for guiding teachers to develop digital stories and potential applications of digital storytelling in early childhood settings.
Rosen, D. & Bloom, A. (2006). Developing Early Literacy Skills Through Digital Storytelling. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4282-4286). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).