45-minute Webcast

A Picture is Worth a Million Words! Motivating Students to Write with Digital Storytelling

Writing X Tech | The Writing Mindset

In this session, Dr. Robin will walk us through how he created a digital story using just one picture: a family photograph taken in 1926. Come and learn how using internet search tools to investigate different items in the photo can lead to deep explorations that enhance student engagement with topics and ideas in subject areas such as history, economics, advertising, immigration, entertainment, and culture. See how this type of activity can be used in your classroom to support teaching and learning.


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Bernard Robin is an Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology at the University of Houston. Dr. Robin is an internationally recognized leader in the educational uses of digital storytelling and has been teaching courses, conducting workshops, writing articles, and supervising graduate student research on digital storytelling for more than a decade. In 2010, he won the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Instructional Technology. Dr. Robin created The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling (EUODS) website (http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/), which serves as a resource for educators and students interested in how digital storytelling can be integrated into educational activities. 

Jason Chu is Education Director for Turnitin. His focus is on working to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement.  He will be moderating this webcast.

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