Thursday, December 9, 2010
Presenting Through Historic Fiction Blog Stories
In order to teach teach blogging to my students about blogging as a digital storytelling strategy, I assigned my students to write a series of blog posts about the effects that America's great wars had on our society. They had to write a blog entry for each time period and all the posts had to be connected through family lines. The characters represented journals had to be the decedents of the characters from the earlier posts. I wanted to make sure that I had the chance to model the strategy and the best methods of presenting information using blogging as a presentation medium. I decided to do the activity with my students and as I wrote my own entry I came up with the idea not to just type the story and set pictures around my text but to create a hybrid format. With a little of creative editing and creative commons images I produced the following entry. Once we have all the entries completed I will have my students create digital ebooks through YUDU or some similar service.