Digital Storytelling in the Primary Classroom (online)

In this course, you will learn how to integrate digital storytelling into your classroom activities. You will look at several tools that you can use in class, as well as some activities you could use to promote literacy, numeracy, STEM education and special educational needs. You will practice using Adobe Spark to create a short video from a story.

 
Duration1 hour
Skill LevelBasic
SectorPrimary
Target AudienceAll (primary) teachers
PrerequisitesBasic ICT skills. Participants should have experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files) and be proficient in using an Internet browser.

Online course availability, requirements and access

The course is delivered via TeacherCPD.ie. Please return to TeacherCPD.ie for information on available dates (see the Course Schedule). Enrolment links appear on TeacherCPD.ie once the course is open for enrolment (login first, then see the link labelled “PDST Technology in Education - Courses on digital technologies in teaching and learning. ENROL HERE”).

Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of digital storytelling
  • Recognise the digital tools that you can use for digital storytelling activities
  • List digital activities that teach skills in literacy, numeracy, SEN and STEM education
  • Use Adobe Spark to integrate digital storytelling into your classroom activities.

Course Content

The course content includes:

  • A description of the main benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom
  • A video exemplar highlighting elements of good practice in primary classrooms when using Toontastic for digital storytelling
  • Sample activities involving digital storytelling that you can use to enhance your teaching of literacy, numeracy, STEM, and to use with pupils who have special educational needs
  • A demonstration of how to use Adobe Spark to create digital stories.
  • Opportunities to use Adobe Spark to create a short video clip.