Digital Storytelling

What is Digital Storytelling?

According to Wikipedia,
"Digital Storytelling" is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own 'true stories' in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. These stories usually take the form of a relatively short story (less than 8 minutes) and can involve interactivity.
The term can also be a broader journalistic reference to the variety of emergent new forms of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games).
As an emerging area of creative work, the definition of digital storytelling is still the subject of much debate.

More About Digital Storytelling

Elements of digital storytelling

  1. Point of View
  2. Dramatic Question
  3. Emotional Content
  4. Your Voice
  5. Soundtrack
  6. Economy
  7. Pacing

Process of Digital Storytelling

In the classroom:
  1. Write
  2. Revise
  3. Storyboard
    2. Storyboard generator:
In computer lab, classroom computer, or at home
  1. Obtain resources (images, audio clips, etc.)
  2. Create the digital story
    Add images, text, audio clips, & video
  3. Share (in class or on the web)

Copyright Issues with Digital Media

Connection to the standards

Classroom Management & Integration

Evaluating Digital Stories

Tools for Creating Digital Stories

Overview of the Flip Video Camera


More About Your Flip
Flip Mino Cam 3rd Gen
Saving Files to Your Computer
  1. Plug your Flip camera into a USB port
  2. Allow the software to download onto your Mac
  3. Select the videos you want to save, then choose "Save to Computer"


Sources for Images & Audio

Miscellaneous Resources

Great presentation by Hall Davidson on using the Flip Camera (Powerpoint)