I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess these traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.
What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills: Grant Lichtman at TEDxDenverTeachers
|Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each|
|Digital Craftsmanship||Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered?||This is 15 minute TED talk is well made and the media is appropriate for educational environments. The digital craftsmanship is excellent and the analysis made of the state of education in the United States is sound.
|Audience Engagement||How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.|| While this short video is excellent at telling the story of Grants experiences as he traveled the country to research the state of education in the 21st century; the audience is met for teachers and or administrators. Students in the secondary arena would not be interested in this video.
|Originality, voice, creativity||How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?|| The overall concept, to travel the country and research the state of education in the 21st century was a good idea and was a creative way to get directly into the topic and have a wide variety of school environments to analyze. The knowledge of Grants experiences came across in the TED talk and he offered fresh perspectives on what is going well in America schools and what we need to change to fully adapt 21 century education to every child.
This video is an excellent example of digital story telling can be used to educate people of all ages. Many young people need to be exposed more to STEM and world of possibilities that this career path may lead.
Final score 30/30. I would highly recommend this format or digital story to introduce new STEM topics to primary school age children .