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Digital Storytelling

What is Digital Storytelling?
The art of telling stories using various digital media (video, images, music, audio)

• Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever-expanding community 
to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help; 
• Global Literacy - the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize 
messages from a global perspective 
• Technology Literacy - the ability to use computers and other technology to 
improve learning, productivity, and performance;  
• Visual Literacy - the ability to understand, produce and communicate through 
visual images;  
• Information Literacy - the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information. 

The Seven Elements of a Digital Story

1. Point of View – what is the perspective of the author? 

2. A Dramatic Question – a question that will be answered by the end of the story. 

3. Emotional Content – serious issues that speak to us in a personal and powerful way. 

4. The Gift of your Voice – a way to personalize the story to help the audience 
understand the context. 

5. The Power of the Soundtrack – music or other sounds that support the storyline. 

6. Economy – simply put, using just enough content to tell the story without overloading 
the viewer with too much information. 

7. Pacing – related to Economy, but specifically deals with how slowly or quickly the 
story progresses.