Date of Graduation

Spring 5-21-2015

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


Teaching English as a Second Language

First Advisor

M. Sedique Popal

Second Advisor

Onllwyn Cavan Dixon


The purpose of this project is to suggest practical ways to incorporate digital storytelling in the English classroom at the university level. To be specific, this project provides curriculum which includes set of practical activities and free digital media resources teachers can adapt. Using such devices for learning in a classroom will increase the students’ motivation for learning (Hagood & Skinner, 2008; Reinders, 2011). Each activity and lesson is focused on students being able to create their own digital story. Student will select a topic for their digital story and each lesson outlines how to develop the story using a step-by-step process. The primary goal of this project is to provide teacher a curriculum that incorporates digital storytelling to help students improve their overall English proficiency. Teachers will develop an understanding of how to incorporate students’ personal electronic devices in their classrooms. Students will learn communicative skill while they brainstorm a topic for their digital story, write and revise a script, and record and edit their voiceover narrative.