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Personal Perspectives: Using Multimedia to Express Cultural Identity
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, , Western Washington University, United States

CITE Journal Volume 4, Number 4, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The Personal Perspectives multimedia project described in this article engages teacher candidates in examining and representing their cultural identity by means of Apple's iMovie software. This digital storytelling project was developed by the autho rs, who are instructors in elementary education and instructional technology at a state university whose college of education strongly emphasizes intercultural education. The paper begins with a project overview, then explains how the project is scaffolded in each course - providing downloadable pdf files of task sheets and student work. A discussion follows of the benefits and challenges of a cross-course multimedia project of this type, citing feedback received from students.

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Carroll, D. & Carney, J. (2005). Personal Perspectives: Using Multimedia to Express Cultural Identity. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 4(4), 465-488. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved February 23, 2019 from .

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