This study begins to answer the call for more research regarding the beneﬁts of digitalstorytelling however, I would like to learn more from the researchers about the design andimplementation of the project as well as a detailed analysis of their ﬁndings.Dreon, O., Kerper, R. M., & Landis, J. (2011). Digital storytelling: A tool for teaching andlearning in the YouTube generation.
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The authors deﬁne the beneﬁts to students of instructional digital stories as being engagingand accelerating students’ comprehension. This article is concise and uses familiar examplesstressing the importance of story length, music, and humour to create quick clever lessons thatcommunicate with students in a language they are familiar with. I found the comparison of teacher created math videos to YouTube videos helpful. In making this comparison the authorsvery clearly deﬁne criteria for digital storytelling for instructional purposes.Robin, B. R. (2008a). Digital storytelling: A powerful technology tool for the 21st centuryclassroom.
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Robin responds to the claim by researchers that the use of technology in classrooms hasmade no signiﬁcant positive impact on student achievement. He emphasizes the differencebetween simply placing computers and software in classrooms and integrating technology withinstruction and learning. He highlights the beneﬁts to students and their learning through digitalDigital Storytelling