Tampere University of Technology

TUTCRIS Research Portal

Children designing videos: Tools, pedagogical models, and best practices for digital storytelling and media-making in the classroom

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349215
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Period1/01/00 → …


Although video sharing is common among youth, schools are only beginning to apply digital videos and digital storytelling to formal learning. This paper presents pedagogical models, examples, best practices, and outcomes that illustrate how teachers and students design and use digital stories in knowledge creation in cross-cultural settings. The results are based on the empirical data and findings from several international pilot studies. On the one hand, working with digital video stories drove engagement. However, on the other hand, technical issues significantly lowered engagement. In addition, the video inquiry pedagogy supported inquiry learning. Students began to pose scientifically oriented questions and seek answers together.


  • Children, Media-making, Pedagogical models, STEM, Storytelling, Video

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland