Digital Storytelling


What IS digital storytelling? Digital Storytelling has proven to "work" in the classroom. Students become motivated to research, script and produce a video when it comes to just about any subject. There are several digital editing tools to help with this effort. I have only used MovieMaker 2...This version, is available as a free download from Microsoft, but it only works with Window’s XP. Other digital editing tools available are: iMovies, Final Cut and Garage Band. Let me know what you think about them!

This tutorial on Atomic Learning is great to start off learning the basics of MovieMaker2. Students can grasp the use of the program and begin producing great digital video storytellings. Kidzonline, also has tutorials...

Here's an article on How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom, by Edutopia. There is also, Digital Storytelling Finds its Place in the Classroom. And, Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling...And, Digital Storytelling Resources from the Techie Teachers...
This is a page in Joyce Valenza's blog...it talks about the importance of using digital storytelling and other tools to prepare students for the 21st century and Web 2.0. It's an excerpt from a book coming out called Coming of Age Web 2.0 by Terry Freedman.

Seven Steps to DigiTales can help with planning a digital storytelling...This is a general overview for crafting your story into a 3-5 minute digital movie.

Teacher's Guide to Making Student Movies is another source to help plan out the events of the storytelling.

Some examples of student Digital Storytellings can be found at this website from the Winipeg School Division. Here are more student examples from Scott County Schools in Georgetown, Kentucky.