“The visual representations from the charts and graphics are wonderful. I love the connections to current research because they give credence to the material and allow teachers to connect research to everyday strategies.” (Patricia Baker, Gifted Education Instructor 20061019)
"I haven't seen concrete examples like these in any educational book I've read. Throughout this book, my reactions ranged from 'awesome' to 'wow,' and I had many ideas for implementing the ideas in my own classroom. I love it!" (Michael Fisher, Critical Thinking Specialist 20061023)
"The book builds and unfolds fluidly. You can see the practical progression of ideas on digital storytelling, which is wonderful because the reader can conceptualize what should happen." (Amanda Mayeaux, Teacher 20061019)
"I definitely recommend this book. Many teachers do not have the expertise to plan an undertaking like this, but really want to try something new and exciting with their students. Trying new and creative activities makes teaching interesting and challenging." (William Fitzhugh, Fifth-Grade Teacher 20061019)
"Jason Ohler writes with clarity, wit, and passion about topics that are central to the enterprise of educating. He demonstrates how each student can become an active and more confident meaning-maker by using the tools that make stories powerful aids to understanding in all areas of the curriculum." (Kieran Egan, Professor of Education 20070212)
"Essential for integrating learning, literacy, and new media in and out of the classroom. Jason Ohler is a world leader in digital storytelling, a master teacher, and a global communicator." (Bernard J. Luskin, Professor and Director of Media Programs 20070212)
"All the elements of classical rhetoric are reinvigorated, from invention to decorum, to memory, to delivery of the story. This useful book places these traditional skills in the digital milieu." (Eric McLuhan, Author 20070212)
"Ohler illuminates the very heart of learning and digital technology: storytelling. His is the story of how the networked computer amplifies our human capacity to learn through tools of expression." (Walter Bender, President 20070212)
"Ohler's latest book is a godsend to all of us working with teachers and digital media. This book makes stories work." (Michael Hallisey, Director of Learning 20070212)
"Ohler continues to be witty, wise, and indispensable. Pedagogy that resonates, teamed with a practical road map for teachers exploring the digital frontier—the best new media guide for teachers by far!" (Suzi Gould, Director 20070212)
"Jason Ohler’s new book is a must-read for any educator interested in harnessing the tools of digital technology to teach students to be creative and powerful storytellers. Original, accessible, and thought provoking for technophobes and technophiles alike." (Steven Goodman, Director 20070212)
"A very important resource for twenty-first-century teaching and learning. Ohler's ability to distill the elements of good storytelling down to simple, clearly communicable ideas will prove beneficial for teachers and students alike, regardless of experience or technological knowledge." (Nikos Theodosakis, Author 20070223)“Provides a way for educators to begin digital storytelling at their own level and with limited technology. The makes the case that teachers need to take the digital step, and through examples, he shows how to organize, plan, and share different types of stories in a new way.”
(District Administration, November 2007 20080129)"For both educators and college-level teaching libraries interested in blending the digital technology tools newly available with classroom strategies. A pick that practicing teachers will relish."
(California Bookwatch, December 2007 20080129)“For teachers looking to incorporate technology into their classroom curricula, this book serves as a great instructional tool and reference. Even for those who are not technologically proficient, Ohler’s discussion of helping students hone their storytelling skills is quite valuable.”
(CHOICE, April 2008 20080528)
Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He is author of numerous articles, books, and teacher resources and continues to work directly with teachers, administrators, and students. Combining twenty-five years of experience in the educational technology field with an eye for the future, Ohler connects with people where they are, and helps them see their importance in the future development of living, learning, and working in the Digital Age. Although he is called a futurist, he considers himself a nowist, working nationally and internationally to help educators and the public use today's tools to create living environments that we are proud to call home.