"I'm Tellin' Because it's Mine and I Can": Digital Storytelling Projects in Two Different Elementary Age Communities

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"I'm Tellin' Because it's Mine and I Can": Digital Storytelling Projects in Two Different Elementary Age Communities

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Title: "I'm Tellin' Because it's Mine and I Can": Digital Storytelling Projects in Two Different Elementary Age Communities
Author: Hamilton, Hilary
Advisor: Gladstein, Jill; Anderson, Diane Downer
Department: Swarthmore College. Dept. of Educational Studies
Department: Swarthmore College. Dept. of English Literature
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Digital storytelling, a project designed to build communities and develop multiliterate community members, has been reserved almost exclusively for adults. This practitioner research project challenges this practice by bringing the project to two groups of elementary school students under the assumption that students from diverse backgrounds would be able engage productively with the medium. While running these two workshops over the summer, a pre-service teacher collected data on her students’ experiences using ethnographic methods. This study looks at how these students engage with digital storytelling, what stories they decide to tell, and how they give and receive feedback. Ultimately, this study suggests that teachers need to do three things. They must recognize the complex process that takes place when students respond to one another’s stories. Teachers must create spaces in their classrooms where students can develop skills through creative work. And finally, teachers must challenge who gets to use what tools while also thinking critically about where these tools fall short.
Terms of Use: Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. This work has not been published and access is restricted to members of the Swarthmore College community. It may only be used for non-commercial, research and educational purposes at Swarthmore College. All other uses are restricted.
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8105

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Hamilton, Hilary. ""I'm Tellin' Because it's Mine and I Can": Digital Storytelling Projects in Two Different Elementary Age Communities". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8105.

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