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Keywords

Literacy--Study and teaching (Elementary); Digital storytelling;

Abstract

The dual purposes of this action research project were to investigate how the inclusion of digital learning techniques helped impact students' perceptions towards literacy instruction, and any impact on parents' perceptions. The action research was conducted in a fourth grade classroom of twenty-one participants in a rural school, engaging students in the whole process of creating a digital story.

The major results indicate that: a) student motivation towards writing increases when introduced to the concept of using some sort of digital device to write the story; and b) parents were enthused about the level of work their students submitted when using digital techniques to produce writing. This report concludes that using digital storytelling strategies and techniques helps students with learning impairments produce higher quality writing, and recommends further research be conducted on the issue.

Year of Submission

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Ping Gao

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Date Original

2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (50 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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