Digital storytelling

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Digital storytelling combines the art of telling stories with a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing. Digital Storytelling is a way to engage learners and teachers in the creation of different stories.



Teachers can use Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. Digital Storytelling can also help students organize ideas by creating stories and present the ideas in an individual and meaningful way.

For Teachers

  • Appeal to the diverse learning styles of the student by using Digital Storytelling as a presentation media
  • Generate interest, attention and motivation for the "digital generation" kids in the classrooms
  • Capitalize on the creative talents of students as they begin to research and tell stories of their own
  • Publish student work on the Internet where peers can view and evaluate the stories.

For Learners

  • Learn to use the Internet to research rich, deep content while analyzing and synthesizing a wide range of content
  • Develop communications skills by learning to ask questions, express opinions, construct narratives and write for an audience
  • Increase computer skills using software that combines a variety of multimedia including text, still images, audio, video and web publishing.