For my project at Open University I am creating a mobile app toolkit for study online using a mobile or tablet. Due to their...
For my project at Open University I am creating a mobile app toolkit for study online using a mobile or tablet. Due to their reduced operating functionality apps for study require some familiarisation and many distance learners or returners are not familiar with these types of apps. Additionally they often are not smartphone savvy.
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Dec 09, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
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LESSON PLAN TITLE – Inanimate Alice: using multimodal storytelling in the K12 classroom. DISCIPLINE / TOPIC...
LESSON PLAN TITLE – Inanimate Alice: using multimodal storytelling in the K12 classroom. DISCIPLINE / TOPIC – Multimodality: Digital Storytelling.
TARGET POPULATION ¬¬–Academic Level: -- Graduate students, pre-service teachers. Lesson Groupings: -- Small groups, classified by subject matter. Maintain 50/50 ration of domestic/international students in breakout groups. CURRICULUM LINKS – This lesson links past courses regarding new media literacies and digital literacies to specific content areas. It is intended to stretch learner understanding of multimodality. Application of constructed narrative to non-traditional content areas will be expected. Future modules will address pedagogy and connections to practice.Could storytelling have a place in a science or math classroom? This lesson is designed to get learners consider applications of digital storytelling as a tool.
OBJECTIVES – • Understand new digital tools.• Apply constructed narrative to spaces beyond an ELA classroom. • Consider the affordances and limitations of digital storytelling in specific content areas.
MATERIALS – Laptop or PC with Flash enabled and bowser up to date. Minimum 1 device per group.
TIME – 60 mins.
SCOPE & SEQUENCE – 1. Break into pre-determined groups. 2. Review the first installment of the Inanimate Alice story (appx 5 mins). 3. Note what stands out to you about this format (5mins).4. Discuss multimodal aspects of this story (10 mins). 5. Brainstorm how digital storytelling might be used in your content area (10min). 6. Storyboard what this might look like (10 min). Remember, this does not need to be a full-fledged story, only a sketch of what it might look like in your own classrooms. Draw your storyboard on a whiteboard/Warner paper/google doc.7. Share your group’s storyboard with the class (20 mins).
GUIDING QUESTIONS:• What affordances might digital storytelling give to your content area?• What limitations might you encounter, specific to your own classroom?
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS – whiteboard, colored markers, google doc.
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 10, 2016