what is digital story telling?


"Digital storytelling" is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of everyday people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'. Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, and can be interactive.

The term "digital storytelling" can also cover a range of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games)


Below is an example:

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  • Aspects of digital storytelling like pictures, music, and narration reinforce ideas and appeal to different learning types; visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic.


  • When students are able participate in the multiple steps of designing, creating and presenting their own digital stories, they can build several literacy skills.


These include the following:

  1. Research skills by finding and analyzing information when documenting the story,

  2. Writing skills when developing a script.

  3. Organization skills by managing the scope of the project within a time constraint.

  4. Technology skills can be gained through learning to use a variety of tools, such as digital cameras and multimedia authoring software.

  5. Presentation skills through the presentation of the story to an audience. 

  6. Students also gain interview, interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment skills through completing their digital story and learning to receive and give constructive criticism.

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