Patricia Kougar-Melton, Spring Woods High School , Houston, Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Digital video is a powerful way to empower students to experience the relationship between history and the making of our future. It is known that an image-rich curriculum reaches students in a more meaningful way than traditional text-based instructional methods. This presentation reviews the 24/7 Curriculum Project, inspired by the book America 24/7, A NATION TELLS ITS OWN STORY, by Rick Smolan. In the spirit of this book, students document their own communities and tell their own stories through online video libraries and share their insights with other participating student groups. This forum for today's youth provides unique ways to learn civic values, local histories, and to feel invested and responsible for shaping the world. Practical strategies will be presented for using digital video storytelling to inspire students to feel a part of their community and responsibility for citizenship.
Kougar-Melton, P. (2006). Video Storytelling. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 696-699). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).