I thought about it a lot, and a new question started bouncing around in my head: Can I rewrite 400 pages? Not should -- can? And the answer is obviously yes.
That title is a lie. The journey began a long, long time ago when I was a weird little girl who stayed up late to write stories while hiding under the covers of my bed. I wrote stories in my head even when I wasn't able to write stories on the paper. I wrote by the… Continue reading The Journey Begins
Storytelling has "stickiness" to it that will help students learn, but implementing a digital storytelling project can be a daunting task. For more about my experiences creating a digital story, please read here. In creating my own digital story several years ago and then including similar (albeit less involved) projects with my students, I have… Continue reading Thoughts on Implementing Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Lessons Learned
I chose an article from one of the National Council for Teachers of English journals, College English, titled “Conversations at a Crucial Moment: Hybrid Courses and the Future of Writing Programs.” For the first few pages the author, Catherine Gouge, builds support for her argument that college writing instructors need to begin considering how to… Continue reading Response to ‘Conversations at a Crucial Moment’
Originally written in June of 2012 A response to Have, Pahl, and Roswell and the importance of digital storytelling for our students ... I found every word of Haven’s chapter to be important and applicable to my work as an English teacher. Many of the references to research and the ideas expressed simply reaffirmed my… Continue reading Why is telling a story important?