Digital Media is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. Participants will use various delivery systems for their digital media to push content to their students. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. Digital media usually contains some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music.

overview_hero1_image20090106.pngCOURSE NUMBER: EDU 699

COURSE TITLE: Digital Media for Educators using iLife

CREDIT HOURS: 3 Credit Hours

SEMESTER : Fall 2013

August 27, 2013 – November 19, 2013

5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Online content available at:


Assessment of multimedia curricular unit.
Scale: Points will be graded with 90 points or more earning an A, 80 points a B, and 70 points a C. Points will be awarded for:
a) Final and daily Assignments 50 points
b) Article reviews 20 points
c) Participation and Attendance 30 points
TOTAL 100 points

Criteria for Grading Assignments
90-100%: Outstanding work on assignment, excellent syntheses of information and experiences, great insight and application, and excellent writing.
80-89%: Completion of assignment in good form with good syntheses and application of information and experiences; writing is good.
70-79%: Completion of assignment, adequate effort, adequate synthesis of information and application of information and experiences, writing is adequate.
60-69%: Incomplete assignment, inadequate effort and synthesis of information, writing is less than adequate.


Participants will learn the tools and skills to apply multimedia and digital web 2.0 software and tools to curricular units. This course will include Apple’s iLife Suite (iMovie, iTunes, iPhoto, Garageband, iDVD, iWeb) Ichat AV for video conferencing, Photoshop Elements, Powerpoint, Audacity, Google Docs, various Web 2.0 technologies, and more to integrate technology into the curriculum across content areas and grade levels.


Jeff Ingraham -
402-597-4897 - Office
402-451-5138 - Home
Class Location: ESU #3, Omaha, NE


Basic iPad and Internet navigation skills.


Participants will be able to:
Learn how to use and apply a variety of digital media to a classroom setting.
Explore and design integrated lessons for digital media tools.
Create projects that may be implemented in the classroom.
Demonstrate an ability to use a variety of digital media tools in an integrated fashion to support teaching, learning, and student achievement.
Review online articles relating to multimedia technology integration into the classroom.
Understand changing need of students who are “digital natives” and why educators must change the way we teach in order to reach our students.

Links Related to the 21st Century Skills Content and Journal Articles

eschool News
21st century skills web site:
21st Century Skils Framework:
Time Magazine Article __,8816,1568480,00.html
The New Literacies - District Administration Magazine:
Having Our Say Video:
A Vision of Students Today:
The Machine is Using Us Video
O'Reilly defines Web 2.0 in this 50 second video
Digital Ethnography Website@ Kansas State University
Digital Ethnography@ Kansas State University Intro Video
NCREL 21st Century skills
Information Revolution Video Youtube
eschool News 21st Century skills report
California Virtual Academies
Colorado's 21st Century Skills conference handouts, agenda etc.
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner