One of our keynote speakers at the TIE Conference in South Dakota was Kathy Shrock! I don't think this woman ever sleeps with all that she is doing to help educators implement technology appropriately in the classroom. This session was focused on Telling Stories digitally.
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.Digital Storytelling - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
In addition to teaching online, Kathy writes, speaks, blogs, tweets, and conducts professional development workshops, presentations, and keynotes nationally and internationally. She is known for her practical presentations dealing with pedagogically sound practices for the embedding of technology seamlessly into teaching and learning. Her passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, infographics, tablets in the classroom, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type! You can find her on Twitter (@kathyschrock), Skype (kathyschrock), Google+, and on many other social networks!
She currently maintains these Web sites:
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
- iPads 4 Teaching and Learning
- Unofficial American Graffiti Home Page
- Eastham (MA) Home Page
- The Dave DeBusschere Sport Card Site
- Blog: Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch
- Blog: Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month
Kathy has written hundreds of articles dealing with technology and education and has authored several books about edtech topics. In addition, she has received numerous awards for her work, including a People's Choice Webby, the ISTE and MassCUE Making IT Happen Award, the NCTIES Service Learning Award, has served on the ISTE Board of Directors twice, and has worked with the US Department of Education on several educational technology initiatives
DOES KATHY EVER SLEEP?? :-)