Story Telling Using Digital Tools

Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling

1. Point of View            

  • What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?

2. A Dramatic Question  

  • A key question that keeps the viewer's attention and will be answered by the end of the story.

3. Emotional Content            

  • Serious issues that come alive in a personal and powerful way and connects the story to the audience.

4.  Your Voice            

  • A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.

5. The Power Music           

  • Music or other sounds that support and embellish the storyline.

6. Economy            

  • Using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer.

7. Pacing            

  • The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.

Tell me a fact and I’ll learn 

Tell me a truth and I’ll believe 

Tell me a story and I’ll remember it forever


From:SITEStorytelling2006.pdf - Google Docs. (n.d.). . Retrieved November 12, 2010, from


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