- "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).
The heading of the story is :
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:
Research skills by finding and analyzing information when documenting the story,
Writing skills when developing a script.
Organization skills by managing the scope of the project within a time constraint.
Technology skills can be gained through learning to use a variety of tools, such as digital cameras and multimedia authoring software.
Presentation skills through the presentation of the story to an audience.
Students also gain interview, interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment skills through completing their digital story and learning to receive and give constructive criticism.