Topic and Research Comes to Life with Nonfiction Narratives

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "Bring Learning to Life: Integrate First Person StoryTelling in all Curriculum" within the playground "Digital StoryTelling Playground Bits & Bytes: Powerful Mini Activities to Engage Students"; scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Julie Jaeger  

No matter what the curricular area, telling the story from the point of view of the item, concept, topic, artifact, historical period or figure being studied brings student learning to life. Participants will go through the process and share what they know in a mini version of the nonfiction narrative.  

Audience: Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS, Windows, Android
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation


Julie Jaeger, Minot, ND