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

Twilight

Voicethread

Animoto

Glogster

Glogster Workshop for teachers


Sample options for digital storytelling - steps for students:

 

Animoto

 

 

Sample Guidelines for student projects

Animoto Planning Sheet

Steps for creating video using Animoto

Image Citation


Voicethread

 

Voicethread

Student Examples

Voicethread Storyboard

Voicethread examples

Storymaps - Digital Storyboards

 


Glogster

 

Steps for Creating a Glog

 

Student Examples

 


Podcasts

 

Using audio to create student podcasts:

Twilight

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.

Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clip Art:

 

 

Royalty-Free Video and Podcasts/Audio:

 

Background Textures

 

Music and Audio

 

 

 

 

FreeFoto.com - 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 
FindSounds.com - search for wave, au, and aiff sound files.

Copyright Free Image links

Interview with Rick Riordan - Using School Tube - sample video

Music