During April, National Poetry Month, students can embark on a journey into the world of daily poetry by tuning into PoetryNow, a weekly radio series that features some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets. The four-minuteprograms offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. In a recent audio, poet Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead. The series is produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT radio network.
Here is the second set of Jason Ohler’s revelations about digital storytelling. From using digital stories to educate students and letting them pursue their goals, he explains how digital storytelling can be a powerful education tool to help students mature, grow, and think critically.
In this blog, Jason Ohler discusses 20 revelations about digital storytelling. From simple storytelling technologies in the early days of smartphones to the plethora of information that is available today, he tells a story about the good and the bad, the new and the old, and how we continue learning to find our own narrative. This blog encompasses the first of his revelations.
Students can learn about complex topics with Big Ideas for Little Kids, a freeonlinecurriculum that encourages students to inquire about the world. Developed by two social studies educators, the program uses picture books to cover subjects such as economics and the environment and includes high school students as mentors.