Digital storytelling is simply using computer-based tools to tell stories.
These can include pocket documentaries (using mobile devices to capture moving images), digital essays, mapped memoirs (embedded digital stories on a map), interactive storytelling (gaming), PhotoStory (community participatory photography) and, even podcasts.

Digital storytelling provides a platform where students can build on active learning strategies in writing, storyboarding, media making and assessment-sharing in open learning environments.  This process engages students in a way that helps them recall and reflect on the many themes and ideas discussed throughout their course studies.  Students also develop digital literacy skills through project-based learning. Additionally, the process of using digital technologies to create digital stories empowers students to contribute to a learning experience at Whittier College that propels them to think about their actions within their community as well as on a global scale.


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EPA Action Day

Green Religions