Digital Story Telling
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. 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.
- Improve their writing.
- Show creativity.
- Have a voice.
To explore some great examples of how to use digital story telling visit http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
Microsoft has some interesting material on digital story telling and includes tutorials on using Photo Story and Movie Maker
- Windows Live Movie Maker (for Windows Vista and Windows 7): Create movies that use photos and videos. Learn how to use Windows Live Movie Maker in class.
- Photo Story 3 (for Windows XP): Combine photos into digital stories. Download Photo Story 3.
- Storytelling ALICE – a version of ALICE (a programming environment) which facilitates story telling http://www.alice.org/kelleher/storytelling/index.html
Glogs are interactive posters that can include different media (images, audio, video, text).