Digital Storytelling

What is Digital Storytelling?  

According to Wikipedia... ""Digital storytelling" is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'.  Simply put, digital stories are short multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Digital stories may be used as an expressive medium within the classroom to integrate subject matter with extant knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Students can work individually or collaboratively to produce their own digital stories. Once completed, these stories are easily be uploaded to the internet and can be made available to an international audience, depending on the topic and purpose of the project."

This site will provide you with some examples of tools, resources, and samples to help give you a better understanding of what digital storytelling is and help with ideas for use in your classroom.  It is one of many resources to help you learn more about digital storytelling.  

Why Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling will help students:
  • promote their creativity.
  • improve writing skills.
  • share creative works with authentic audiences.
  • communicate effectively with 21st century tools.
  • learn to respect intellectual property and use copyright-friendly resources.
  • collaborate with peers, teachers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources.
  • have fun and be engaged.