Digital Storytelling

Deborah A. Watson, Visual Art, Hopewell High School

Final Unit (PDF)  Implementing Common Core Standards (PDF)


What better way to connect with your students than to learn of the story of
their life? Teaching a population of students diverse in ability, ethnicity and economics
is the norm in public schools and because of this we need to learn about each other’s
journey in life. Students have a need to share their similarities and differences with their
peers and as teachers we need to provide as many opportunities in our classrooms as
possible toward that end. This curriculum unit was developed from the seminar Visual
Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. By telling their story in a digital
storyboard form it is my hope that connections between students will be built as they
discover the similarities and differences they share.