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Engaging Learners through Digital Stories with the iPad

Storytelling is as old as human history. It is a simple and natural means of communicating information, views and experiences. The inherent sharing and reflecting at the heart of storytelling creates an environment which is essential to learning. Stories are much easier to remember than facts and figures. Stories speak for themselves, and each learner can get out of it whatever is relevant to him/her and links to their personal experiences. Creating stories on an iPad couldn't be easier. Whether you are an educator who works in language arts, social sciences, or natural sciences, learn how to incorporate digital storytelling into the learning process in order to foster creative, engaging, transformation experiences for you and your students.

During this hands-on workshop, participants will:

  • Explore all the many ways to gather digital storytelling elements.
  • Cover the basics with a simple, free iPhone app called StoryKit.
  • Move on to create an iMovie Trailer which is super easy and super fun. It is a paint-by-number approach to make engaging content.
  • Experience how these tools can elevate storytelling whether capturing the essence of a favorite book, an end-of-unit less, an exercises in persuasive expression, or more.
  • See sample projects focused on 21 Century Learning Outcomes.
  • Get support resources that will advance the effective integration of technology into your classroom.

    When Thursday, April 13, 2017
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location SCOE, Oak Room D
    Presenter Muffy Franke, Apple Systems Engineer
    Cost Free
    Audience K-12 Teachers and Administrators
    Registration Jill McIntyre, (707) 524-2816,
    Questions Rick Phelan, (707) 524-2847,

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