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Friday, November 21
 

8:30am EST

Telling the Story: Lessons Learned from the Outside World
Research states that facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, various examples of content presented this way, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist; Adjunct Instructor, Wilkes University
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am EST
Flight A & B Embassy Suites