Today I am reminded of the commercial about high speed Internet access. The main character in the commercial starts with a slow modem connection, but then gets high speed. He sits down at his PC, types for a few seconds, then leans back in his chair, proud and amazed, and exclaims, “I’m finished!” Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the number of resources available on the web and, at my less pleasant moments, I find myself overwhelmed by the discrepancy between what I want to know and what I actually know. I am humbled, sometimes troubled, but more than often excited when I discover something new, especially when it is something that I should have already known.
I have been reviewing digital storytelling sources on the web for quite some time, and only today did I come across the wonderfully practical and helpful Digital Kids Club on the Adobe site. This site includes explanations for how to use digital storytelling in the classroom, arguements for how it can support various content area standards, tutorials on facilitating digital storytelling with a class (granted, the instructions include use of Adobe product), tips on what makes a great digital story, advice on digital image editing, and much more. It is definitely worth thirty minutes of your time! Partially due to my oversight of this resource for so long, and equally due to my appreciation for the content, I have also added a link to this site beneath “My Favorite Sites.”