Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding

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Bring the power of digital storytelling to your classroom with Storyboard That! This presentation covers 7 different project ideas to utilize storyboards and graphic organizers for ELA, History, and Foreign Language classes. Presenters Jane Lofton and Shannon Miller focus on proven techniques that get students excited to create and present their work!

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Better understand how to incorporate digital storytelling into lessons you're already teaching, such as literary plot or vocabulary.
  2. Improve student communication and presentation skills through writing and also by sharing each storyboard.

  3. Use Storyboard That to personalize and differentiate each lesson for an entire class and to engage students of all levels. 

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton is the teacher librarian at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. She is a Past President of California School Library Association (CSLA), as well as having served in a number of other volunteer positions for CSLA. Currently, she is the social media/website chair for the CSLA 2016 conference. She is a member of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee, a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a frequent presenter at library and tech conferences. She is passionate about working with students and empowering them to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information. Jane is also an enthusiastic blogger (Jane Lofton’s Adventures in School Libraryland, Mira Costa High School Library Blog) and tweeter (@jane_librarian).

Shannon Miller is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She speaks and consults around the world on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Shannon is a member of ALA, AASL, IASL, ILA, ISTE, SIGMS, ASCD, Children's Literature Network and Board of Directors, Iowa Student Learning Institute and serves on the AASL Best Websites committee and STEM Task Force.





This webinar archive is complimentary.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley 
AASL Manager, Web Communications