Digital Story Telling

The ancient tradition of storytelling meets the digital age.
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.
When students create a movie or interactive slide show to tell their story, learning becomes personal.
With digital storytelling, students can:
  • 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/
Also …
Microsoft has some interesting material on digital story telling and includes tutorials on using Photo Story and Movie Maker
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspx

Glogs

http://edu.glogster.com/

Glogs are interactive posters that can include different media (images, audio, video, text).

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