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Digital Storytelling in Study Abroad: Taking the Show on the Road!

This May we took our ‘show on the road!’ Instructional Technologist, Kathy Filatreau and I traveled to Denmark with professors of social work, Paula Sheridan and Lisa Ibanez and 19 Whittier College students. This study abroad course is designed to bring students to Denmark to research and understand how this country runs its welfare and …

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Internet Safety or as we say around Whittier: Seguridad en Internet

This semester I am once again partnering with Stephanie Carmona who is the community education and parent initiative coordinator for the Whittier College Fifth Dimension program at the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier. Together we are preparing a series of classes for parents and this Monday, February 8 from 9:30am to 10:30am we will talk about …

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Storytelling, Creativity, and Learn By Doing

Why do we tell stories?  “To transfer knowledge” replied a student in the Anthro 211 course as he read off one of my slides.  Yes, but thinking creatively, how can we make information transfer more story-based I asked?  Crickets.  I find that teaching information is more engaging when you invite the audience in with a …

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Creating Partnerships in Literacy & Community-Based Learning

This semester I was invited by Sofi Cervantes, who teaches a class in social work at Whittier College to partner with her students and the Fifth Dimension learning program at the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier to help parents from a neighboring elementary school create digital storybooks as part of a family literacy initiative. …

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The Story in Digital Storytelling (and other digital projects)

  Storytelling in Digital Storytelling from soniachaidez I’ve noticed that most if not all of the digital projects that I’ve worked on have one thing in common–there is a story, a narrative that runs through each one.  The story, not the technology behind the digital project is what brings initial interest to audiences. This has …

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Reflections on Digital Pedagogy from a Tech Pusher, Part 1

I spent a week in early August of this year attending the first Digital Pedagogy Lab, held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  This summer institute focuses on how pedagogy happens with digital technologies and in virtual spaces.  Our gathering in Madison asked us to think critically about the work that we do and to …