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Digital Storytelling

Jan 12, 2018


Digital Storytelling: 20 Revelations Part 2

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.

Geography Quizes

Dec 01, 2017


Interactive Quiz on Global Awareness

The New York Times Learning Network’s “Country of the Week” feature helps to build students’ geography skills. A weekly interactive quiz introduces students to a country via a recent video or photograph and then asks them to find that place on a map. The quiz then focuses on the demographics and culture of the country.

Digital Storytelling Part 1

Dec 01, 2017


Digital Storytelling; 20 Revelations Part 1

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.

Student Journalism

Dec 01, 2017


Curriculum Building Intellectual Curiosity

The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) initiative is building the next generation of public media with a unique digital journalism curriculum, local PBS station mentors, and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates transformational education experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments.

American Social History

Nov 15, 2017


Web Projects to Enhance Historical Thinking

The American Social History Project (ASHP) in the Center for Media Literacy at City University of New York has been at the forefront of history on the web since the mid-1990s, producing a variety of websites where teachers, students, and the general public can discover the past. The subjects range from revolutionary France to twenty-first century America and points in between.


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