Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling:

Digital Storytelling By Chelsea Sutphin

What is Digital Storytelling?:

What is Digital Storytelling? - The practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. -Other terms include digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, electric memoirs and interactive story-telling.


About Digital Storytelling -Most stories focus on a specific topic and point of view. -Most digital stories used in education last anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes. -Contains a mixture of images, text, audio narration, video clips and music. -Digital storytelling can be used cross curriculum.


The History of Digital Storytelling -In the early 1990’s, Joe Lambert co-founded of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) a non-profit organization in Berkeley, CA -The CDS assist people in creating personal narratives using a combination of writing and media tools. - The use of digital storytelling is being practiced from primary classrooms all the way to graduate schools to express a variety of topics.


An Instructional Tool -Teachers can use digital stories to present an abstract concept in a more understandable way. -The use of images, audio and video elements while introducing difficult material, students are more likely to retain the information. -They can also be used to enhance lessons and facilitate discussion.


A Learning Tool -Digital stories can be used to facilitate student creativity. -After seeing examples, students can create their own Digital stories. -This includes choosing a topic and point of view, then researching that topic to form an accurate story. -The stories can be published online so students gain valuable experiences critiquing their own and other’s work.


7 Elements of Digital Storytelling Point of View A Dramatic Question Emotional Content The Gift of Your Voice The Power of the Soundtrack Economy Pacing


Useful Websites -http:// /: this site allows students to create storyboards and digital stories. -http :// Ways : this wiki walks you through a variety of methods of creating a digital story. / : this site can be used for four-dimensional digital storytelling


Ipad Applications -Shadow Puppet: this app can be used by students of any age to easily create digital stories. -Book Writer: this ipad app can be used to create digital story books using a variety of videos and pictures.


In Conclusion Digital Storytelling is an excellent education tool. From teacher instruction to student learning, digital storytelling can expand a students’ creative knowledge. I think that this method of instruction is important because the whole world is going technological, so we have to gear are students in that pathway and make them tech savvy.


Sources - http :// / - google images -

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