The Changing Story: digital stories that participate in transforming teaching & learning

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Linda Buturian, University of Minnesota

Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13:

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Mike Mutschelknaus, English Instructor, Rochester Community and Technical College, on 12/6/2016.

I am new to digital storytelling. I teach a lot of freshman composition at Rochester Community and Technical College. I've been teaching for a long … read more



Reviewed by Laura Medina, Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans, on 12/6/2016.

The book would be a good choice for educators considering exploring or committed to introducing digital storytelling into their pedagogy. It serves … read more



Reviewed by Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries, on 2/9/2017.

Aimed at educators, not students, this is not comprehensive in the sense of providing background to digital storytelling and the trend toward using … read more



Reviewed by Nina Spiegel, Associate Professor, Portland State University, on 2/16/2017.

This text is geared toward educators, rather than students. It is therefore not a book for use in the classroom, but a text to use to prepare … read more



Reviewed by Jiyoon Yoon, Associate Professor, University of Texas Arlington, on 4/12/2017.

Linda successfully provided her wonderful ideas of how to integrate stories with the advanced technology with appropriate index and glossary.… read more



Reviewed by Carol Patnaude, Associate Professor, Community College of Rhode Island, on 4/12/2017.

I found the text to be very comprehensive for working in higher education and/or secondary school educators wanting to provide new learning … read more


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Digital Storytelling?
Chapter 2: Types of Digital Stories
Chapter 3: Scaffolding Exercises
Chapter 4: Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 5: “We are the Battery Human”
Epilogue: Essays and Illustrated Stories
Appendix: Scaffolding Exercises
About the Creative Team

About the Book

The Changing Story gives you assignments, resources, and examples to use in your teaching and learning. It will also help you think of ways digital stories can be used in your teaching, and help students harness the power of visual storytelling.

About the Contributors


Linda Buturian has taught in the humanities at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for eight years. She has also taught writing intensive courses shaped around themes of sustainability. In 2006, Buturian was awarded a leave from the university to develop curriculum around the resource of water, and received funding to travel to New Zealand to research water resource protection and sustainability models. In 2007, Linda created a freshman seminar on water that integrates both the sciences and the humanities, and gives students the opportunity to create digital stories about water resource topics. The water seminar is in its third year.

Prior to receiving her masters of arts in literature and writing from the University of Cincinnati, Buturian was the director of a community environmental organization in the Oregon Cascades, which addressed citizen-based solutions to watershed and ecosystem issues. Buturian has published essays, poetry, short stories, interviews, and articles in publications including Shouts and Whispers (Eerdmans 2006), Life in Body (Cathedral Hill Press 2006), and Utne Reader.