Digital Storytelling

The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling - Univ. of Houston -
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. And the topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.

Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.
- Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling

The links below are a few great places to get started if you want to learn more about Digital Storytelling

7 Elements of Digital Storytelling -

University of Houston -

Western Massachusetts Writing Project

University of Massachusetts -
**Digital Storytelling Rubric** - This is a great reference for designing and focusing students
50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story -
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The 50 Ways to Tell a Story website was created by Alan Levine, and features a comprehensive view of many different free Web 2.0 tools
that may be used to create a distribute digital stories.

Story is an ancient art - but like all art, it can be enhanced with modern tools. Digital cameras, inexpensive audio and video editing programs ... are allowing anyone with a story in their hearts to tell it with pictures and sound.
- Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind,