Digital Story Telling

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital Storytelling is the use technologies to create personal narrative stories that mix images, graphics, sound, and music with the author’s own storytelling voice. While many products using any multimedia are technically called ‘digital stories’, digital storytelling is a special genre organised around using the author’s own voice as the centerpiece of content, and is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling.

Research on digital storytelling and, its application in K-6 education:

Found in the Classroom Display

Software

iMovie A popular program for creating digital stories. Images, video, and audio can be imported, and a variety of effects can be added.

  • View iMovie video tutorials here

Windows Movie Maker – video editing software for Microsoft Windows that contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration.

PhotoStory – a free application that allows users to create a show and tell presentation.

  • A step by step guide on how to create a Photo Story Document. View this as a PDF: Here
  • (Source: Jakesonline.org)
  • Download a free copy from the Microsoft Download Center: Here

Example

The following YouTube video is an example of the use digital storytelling in the classroom, by Miss Martins.

  • Stage 2 HSIE – Aboriginal Perspectives in HSIE: Aboriginal Resistance to colonization, based on the story of Pemulwuy.

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