Digital Storytelling

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


    1. Point of View

    2. Dramatic Question

    3. Emotional Content

    4. Your Voice

    5. Soundtrack

    6. Economy

    7. Pacing

Process of Digital Storytelling

In the classroom:

In computer lab, classroom computer, or at home

    1. Obtain resources (images, audio clips, etc.)

    2. Create the digital story

    3. Add images, text, audio clips, & video

    4. Share (in class or on the web)

Copyright Issues with Digital Media

Connection to the standards

Classroom Management & Integration

Evaluating Digital Stories

Tools for Creating Digital Stories

    • Audio

    • Images

Sources for Media

Free Sources

Flickr Search Sites

Paid or Subscription Services

My Diigo Digital Storytelling Links