The Art of Digital Storytelling



Why include digital storytelling as a part of your curriculum?

When educator's integrate digital storytelling in the classroom, students have the opportunity to engage in a process that includes multiple options for literacy learning, flexibility in technology integration, and the capability to create a final product reflecting his/her own voice and creativity.  

Digital storytelling is a learning experience from start to finish.  The process includes planning, writing,  searching, accessing, selecting, sequencing, editing, and producing.  Students may work individually or collaboratively to integrate multimedia content while using a variety of free digital storytelling programs. 

Examples of digital storytelling projects:

D.R. Hill Middle School Students' Digital Storytelling Projects

DR Hill's Teen Tech Week Projects

Freshman Academy Student Booktalks

Adolescent Literature Book Trailer Samples

Diary of a Wimpy Kid





Glogster Workshop for teachers

Sample options for digital storytelling - steps for students:





Sample Guidelines for student projects

Animoto Planning Sheet

Steps for creating video using Animoto

Image Citation




Student Examples

Voicethread Storyboard

Voicethread examples

Storymaps - Digital Storyboards




Steps for Creating a Glog


Student Examples




Using audio to create student podcasts:


Popular Teen and Tween Books Podcasts


Shelfari - Creating an online virtual bookshelf


Free Pictures and Audio resources for digital storytelling:


Links to copyright free media.


*If used in research project, images should still be cited.















Clip Art:



Royalty-Free Video and Podcasts/Audio:


Background Textures


Music and Audio

 - free for educational use, copy and paste bibliography for pictures
Pics4learning - free for educational use, copy and paste bibliography for pictures
DiscoverySchool's Clip Art Gallery
DK Clip art - search for wave, au, and aiff sound files.

Copyright Free Image links

Interview with Rick Riordan - Using School Tube - sample video