Educational uses of DST

Multimedia is a powerful and beneficial tool in teaching students, and educators should endeavor to find multiple ways to integrate it into their classroom and assignments. More specifically, the technology tool of digital storytelling is especially effective in developing academic skills and motivation in students. This medium incorporates higher order thinking skills into projects because the student must research the question, evaluate information and create something. At the same time, it enables teachers to increase understanding of new material, and enhance students’ motivation while working collaboratively in the classroom. Therefore, digital storytelling provides a real way to help teachers and students learn how to effectively apply technology both in and out of the classroom. Research must continue to investigate how digital storytelling can help students develop the skills necessary for the future and prepare them to be successful. Finally, digital storytelling can be an effective tool to inform and enlighten new generations of students and educators for years to come.

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