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Digital Story Telling

April 8, 2011

Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.

– Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association

A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video  to Digital Storytelling I found on YouTube. Storytelling is an age-old art form. With Web 2.0 and the tools already available on most computers, students can use text, music, sound effects, videos, and more to create a multimedia presentation that links them to the world beyond the classroom. Storytelling has the potential to unleash creativity, engage, and motivate. Applicable across the curriculum, digital storytelling teaches students to work collaboratively and use new technologies, skills they will be required to have in the workforce of the future.

I found this article that speaks upon everything we have learn for this week. Check it out: Art Of Story Telling

Here is a whole website about it also: Digital StoryTelling

As technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, digital devices such as digital cameras, multi-functional cell phones, and personal computers, are increasingly being used in education to facilitate learning. Digital storytelling (DS) is one method for using these digital devices to support the educational process. There are many definitions of digital storytelling, but in general terms, digital storytelling is defined as telling stories and sharing information with multimedia tools and resources. Digital storytelling has gained even more popularity through the use of web-based tools and blogs among almost every age group in numerous countries around the world.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2011 12:27 am

    I’m wishing that I had seen this post before beginning my project but I probably would have over thought the whole thing anyway! Looking at the resources you posted it seems as though the key is to keep it short and to tell a compelling story. Which sounds a lot easier to do than it is. Thanks for posting this information.

  2. April 9, 2011 9:03 am

    The second link you posted is a real treasure trove of resources! I had a terrible time making my digital story brief, but I think a storyboard would have helped as suggested on these sites… Next time I will have a few more tools in my belt. Thanks.

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