Digital Storytelling: Connect, Communicate and Collaborate

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.

Educause: 7 things you should know about Digital Storytelling

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
Digital Storytelling 2.0

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Resources for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom:

The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling Resources compiled by Dr. Alec Couros

Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites – Digital Story Telling

58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information