What is Digital Storytelling?
According to Wikipedia,
"Digital Storytelling" is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own 'true stories' in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. These stories usually take the form of a relatively short story (less than 8 minutes) and can involve interactivity. The term can also be a broader journalistic reference to the variety of emergent new forms of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games).
As an emerging area of creative work, the definition of digital storytelling is still the subject of much debate.
More About Digital Storytelling
Elements of digital storytelling
Point of View
Process of Digital Storytelling
In the classroom:
In computer lab, classroom computer, or at home
Obtain resources (images, audio clips, etc.)
Create the digital story
Add images, text, audio clips, & video
Share (in class or on the web)
Copyright Issues with Digital Media
Connection to the standards
Classroom Management & Integration
Evaluating Digital Stories
Sample rubrics http://techteachers.com/digstory/gradclass/rubrics.htm
Developing Assessments http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/assessment.cfm
Tools for Creating Digital Stories
Sources for Media
Bernie Dodge's Webquest Site http://webquest.org/freemedia.htm
Search Creative Commons http://search.creativecommons.org/
Standards-aligned packages of media that are content specific. Free resource from the Orange County Department of Education.
Photo Express http://www.photoxpress.com/
Flickr Search Sites
Search high quality pictures on Flickr
Search Flickr photos by color
Another Creative Commons Flickr search site
Paid or Subscription Services