Friday, February 01, 2013

DST and DST

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog "Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month" in  February 2013 and is re-posted here with permission.
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Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html. Look for the “Discovery Education/Wilkes University Digital Storytelling Webinar” section of the page.
I have decided I need to plan, develop, and produce a digital story of my own. So, I have decided to create a digital storytelling (DST) project about Daylight Saving Time (the other DST). There is such a wealth of information about the changing of the clocks which targets science, history (how many of you remember when the US government extended DST in 1974 and 1975 to try to save energy and we all wound up walking to the bus stop in the dark?), math, geography, and there are also some great stories that have come out of the changing of the clocks, too! I hope to create an interesting digital story and share it with you! This month, I will share some of the links from which I am gathering my information and a DST sample I located about DST!
I did a little searching, and came up with this YouTube video which I think is is well-done digital story about the current state of Daylight Saving Time: Daylight Saving Time Explained. And, in November of 2012, the Today Show did a piece about DST as did CBS and CNN. Here is a video intended for younger students that explains the history of Daylight Saving Time.

It seems like such a simple thing, but, after looking through all the sites and resources, it seems to become complex really fast!