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Chapter 3: How Digital Storytelling Builds 21st Century Skills

Kelly Czarnecki


This chapter of “Digital Storytelling in Practice” examines how digital storytelling can be used to build important skills. Like traditional storytelling, Digital Storytelling helps to build conceptual skills like understanding a narrative and using inductive reasoning to solve problems, but the creation of digital stories also requires the creator to build technology skills through the use of software and other tools. These skills are useful to both children, who need them for an increasingly technology-oriented future job market, and adults, who need them to keep up with a changing world.

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