Digication and Davis Publications Invite Students to Create a Digital Story

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Digication™ Inc. and Davis Publications today announced the Davis Digital Storytelling Workshop, where students can learn and apply 21st century skills to create an e-Portfolio and a digital story. Participants can create a digital story using still images, video clips, voiceovers, sounds effects and music. Students in grades K-12 are invited to create a digital story about an object, a person, an event or a place that profoundly impacted them or someone they know. Participants will use Digication e-Portfolios to showcase their process, story and assessment.

Digication™ Inc. and Davis Publications today announced the Davis Digital Storytelling Workshop, where students can learn and apply 21st century skills to create an e-Portfolio and a digital story. Participants can create a digital story using still images, video clips, voiceovers, sounds effects and music.

The history of storytelling goes back centuries, but stories do not have to be told verbally. Many types of mediums can be used to tell a story. Digital media has become the dominant form of communication, and students must become proficient in communicating through multiple mediums, including art, images, technology and storytelling.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to visit http://www.davisdigitalstorytelling.com to create a digital story about an object, a person, an event or a place that profoundly impacted them or someone they know. Participants will use Digication e-Portfolios to showcase their process, story and assessment. Teachers can leverage a lesson, studio activities and rubric provided by Davis Publications so participants learn as they create.

The Davis Digital Storytelling Workshop was created with Digication, a leading provider of e-Portfolios, to provide today's students an opportunity to learn and demonstrate 21st century skills, and to teach them about how storytelling is a part of being human, no matter what century they live in. Digication's Web-based e-Portfolios allow educators and students to share ideas and achievements, improve communication and expand the educational experience beyond the classroom.

"The studio gives students an opportunity to use different mediums to communicate and share ideas. It reinforces the art of storytelling in a way that is modern and culturally significant," said Steve Stone, director of business development at Davis Publications, the nation's leading publisher of art education textbooks. "Digication's e-Portfolios are a wonderful way for students of all ages to create and tell stories because they are so easy to learn and use, and we hope that students who enter the workshop will learn new 21st century skills in the process."

Judging & Recognition
Exceptional entries chosen from each of the following categories will be published online by Davis Publications and SchoolArts Magazine:

  •     Elementary School (K-5)
  •     Middle School (6-8)
  •     High School (9-12)
  •     Best of show
  •     Most compelling story with the simplest use of effects

Students can submit their stories at http://www.davisdigitalstorytelling.com or by visiting SchoolArtsOnline.com and clicking on the 'Digital Storytelling Workshop' link. The winners in each category will be published online at SchoolArtsOnline.com in May 2008. All e-Portfolios must be completed and submitted by April 15, 2008. For official rules and prizes please visit: http://davisart.digication.com/digitalstorytelling/Rules_Prizes.

About Davis Publications
Since 1901, Davis has held fast to its commitment to art education. Our philosophy is simple: We believe in the abiding social value of art and art education and we advocate the role of the visual arts in a well-rounded education. Other publishers offer programs for art education, but Davis is the only educational publisher solely dedicated to visual art in all its forms. We publish superior and innovative art education programs, studio activities, and a wealth of fine art resources, images, and multimedia support. For more information, visit http://www.davisart.com.

About Digication, Inc.
Designed by educators, for educators, Digication is a leading provider of easy-to-use e-Portfolio solutions for teachers and students at all levels, from K-12 to higher education. Students at more than 1,500 schools use Digication's e-Portfolios to easily, flexibly and professionally showcase their work and achievements across schools and districts. e-Portfolios create new opportunities for learning, reflection, communication, assessment and career advancement. Digication is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information, visit http://www.digication.com.

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