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Digital Storytelling in Education by Mind Map: Digital Storytelling
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Digital Storytelling in Education

Learning Theory-Constructivism


All knowledge is actively constructed by learners

An adaptive process to learn: Collect ideas--> Use ideas--> Construct own knowledge

Contruct knoweldge through assimilation & accommodation

Use existing knowledge to build new knowledge

L.S. Vygotsky Culture is the main determinant of cognitive development


Constructivist teachers give directions to guide students to discuss

By classroom discussion, students gain the skills of knowledge construction

Create a classroom environment for students to construct knowledges under individual social basis

develop students' creative thinking

Types of Cognitive Tools

Concept Map

Mind Meister

Web Development

Vote & Forum


PhotoStory Software

Vimeo for digital story sharing

Interactive Learning Tools

Google Docs for collaborative writing

Voice Thread for giving comments

Technology on Learning

Learning From Technology

Use of Computer Resources, Online Search (Information Retrieval), PhotoStory software

Learning with Technology

Use of Interactive Learning Objects, Voice Thread

Use of Cognitive Tools, Story Mind Map

Use of On-line Collaboration Technology, Google Docs

Roth, C. et al. (2009) Interactive Storytelling 5 Conceptual Building Blocks



Aesthetic pleasantness


Optimal task engagement (“Flow”)

Digital Stories 6 Linked Activities

Activity 1-Online Search

Activity 2-Read a Loud

Activity 3-Storyline

Activity 4-Story Context

Activity 5-Digital Story

Activity 6-Vote & Forum

Generic Skills

Information technology




Critical thinking