Digital Storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component. Digital stories can be instructional, persuasive, historical, or reflective.
A digital story typically begins with a script. The storyteller then assembles rich media to support the ideas and emotions in that script, including music or other audio effects, personal or public-domain images, animations or video, and other electronic elements. The storyteller pieces together and edits the digital story, creating a short movie, usually about two to four minutes long, in one of various file formats.
New technology tools allow us to connect, communicate and collaborate easily with others around the world. Digital Storytelling is a tool that can support teaching and learning in any subject area.
How-To-Guide:Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Components of a Digital Story
- Storyline: Writing, Story-boarding, Scripting
- Choose or Create Media: Text, Audio, Images, Video
- Project: Import, Edit and Export Media
David Jakes Digital Storytelling 2.0: What’s Next
4 Components of Digital Storytelling:
- New Media
- New Tools
- New Messages
- New Networks
Resources for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom:
Digital Storytelling Resources compiled by Dr. Alec Couros