What's digital storytelling?
Everyone has a story to tell and new technology means that anyone can create a story that can be shown on a website or in a digital presentation. Digital Storytelling is a fantastic way to engage students, teachers and just about anyone else who has ever wanted to be the next Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg. There are many different definitions of "digital storytelling," but in general, all of them revolve around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing.
Digital stories are "mini-movies" created and edited by people like you and your students - using cameras, computers, scanners and their own photo albums and now mobile devices such as iPads and iPod Touches!
Most Digital Stories contain a spoken story supplemented by photographs. Some contain small pieces of video footage and a musical background. Photos can be recently taken as part of the workshop or scanned in from old photo albums.
Using basic readily available multi-media software the stories are created and then presented to the group and community.
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