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Week 7 Discussion We are living in a digital age where children are tech savvy, and most know how to use technology better than adults. Technology is the new norm, and because of that, it is beneficial for teachers to use digital stories in the classroom. With students being so connected to technology, it is crucial that teachers include it in everyday instruction. Digital storytelling is a version of the traditional story modernized by technology (Jakes, 2006). Digital storytelling includes the steps of writing the stories related to the selected topic, recording the written story through the microphone, creating the images, adding the sound and images to the software, combining the added images to sound, giving the movie any effects if the software is appropriate and converting the work into video format (Balaman, 2016). The idea of students applying their voices and ideas into stories get me excited. Through digital storytelling, students have the potential to not

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