The main focus of this article was digital storytelling. Many instructors struggle to find tools to use that aren’t the same old overused sites. This article highlights a video form of storytelling where students use pictures and videos to create their product. The groups had free reign of the topic as long as it fit a very broad guideline. This project is semester long and is managed in phases that is somewhat guided. This type of project allows the different talents of students to be highlighted rather than them having to git themselves into a mold. Then about halfway through the semester they would be given the tools and information they needed to complete the project. They would then meet with the instructor to go over where they were at and would be given feedback to make their projects better. This project set-up has the bigger intention of helping them develop their “twenty-first” century skills. At the end students evaluated themselves on how they think they performed during the project creation process. The author highlights failures that were made such as not limiting how many times a topic can be done along with issues with time-management and participation from group members being a struggle. Though a struggle is accessibility of technology.
Overall, this article had a good idea for storytelling. I think there is a way for this to be used at the grade/high school level. Though the biggest struggle would still be technology based on the location of the school. Also I think it would be hard for students to find a common idea that did not overlap if it were to be a class on a specific type of history like World, American, European, etc.