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Digital Storytelling 

Art as a Way of Thinking” by Melissa Marshall (2011)

  • Conceptual core
    • This video relates to her description of the funding for art being removed from educational purposes. She has a strong argument and reasoning for why schools should incorporate art and creativity.
  • Research competence
    • The volume was at a nice listening frequency and slow paced to understand. The pitch was monotone in the beginning but near the end the enthusiasm and passion started to show. The pictures were related when she talked about theories and relating them to the benefits of art.
  • Creative realization and innovation
    • Personally the video was not as captivating until the last two minutes because the pictures started to relate better to what she was saying. The project was accomplished with her plot and reason for informative and argumentative purposes. This project would have to be extremely creative with a written platform. Art is more visual and it would not accomplish the purpose of conveying the authors expressions and thesis.
  • Relationship between form and content
    • The project’s digital story telling platform fits the authors thesis exactly. It would be very difficult to write about art and the importance without showing the differences. The author had great points and had relating pictures making a better argument in comparison to a written assignment.

Blog Post

” Young Mothers at University: I Breastfed at 5 am while writing essays”

E. Beater (2019, January 16). ” Young Mothers at University: I Breastfed at 5 am while writing essays” . Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jan/16/young-mothers-at-university-i-breastfed-at-5am-while-writing-essays

  • Conceptual core
    • This blog post is very personal and could relate to young mother attending secondary school. It is very informative and readers who are not mothers can envision the hardships of being a mother with the duties of a student.
  • Research competence
    • The quality of this blog was well written and had multiple examples of her experiences. She also included a lot of statistics to emphasize her argument.
  • Creative realization and innovation
    • I do not think this project would be received by a large audience if it was completed on paper. The public access of having the readily available blogs allows for more people to share and inform others of this same topic. The internet allows mass connections among multiple people with shared experiences and advocate for mothers who cannot express their hardships at the moment.
  • Relationship between form and content
    • The personal blog post is a great fit for her target audience and allows for broadcasting her message because she has multiple sites with a link to share this article. Her article post is very personalized, the layout is similar to most blog posts, and easy to read.