I don’t know why it took me this long to find this, but there’s a great overview of a digital storytelling project published by the Colorado Association of Libraries. It’s called Once Upon an App: The Process of Creating Digital Storytimes for Preschoolers by Kate Lucey and Melissa Della Penna (Douglas County Libraries, of eBook fame).
This article chronicles the very beginning stages of developing a digital storytelling program. Their development process took into consideration the Every Child Ready to Read‘s 6 Early Literacy Skills, as well as the follow-up Five Early Literacy Practices, and ISTE‘s concept of digital literacy. There’s a great table that outlines these skills (below).
|Six Early Literacy Skills||Five Early Literacy Practices|
The authors recount the history of the project, the process of getting to know the audience, creating goals for the program and selecting apps. This is what their final program looked like:
- Go Away Big Green Monster app – Read by the Librarian
- Go Away Big Green Monster app – Musical Version
- Old Mac Donald Had a Farm app – Rhythm sticks also used by children to keep the beat as they sang along
- Build-It-Up app – Mimics a color- and shape-identification flannel board
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App – Read aloud by the librarian, as well as the recorded version by the author Mo Williams
- “Can You Clap” – Song played on iPad performed by Sue Schnitzer from the CD Can You Nap
- Puppet Pals app – Character-based story created by the children and the librarian
- “Teddy Bear Playtime” – Song played on iPad performed by Hap Palmer from the CD So Big