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Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling combines images, video clips, music and audio to relay a story.

The University of Houston presents a great introduction to digital storytelling. Be sure to check out the examples pages after the introduction.
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
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The Story Center proposes seven elements that contribute to effective digital storytelling. Click on the links to find out more.
link to point of view
link to point of view

link to your voice
link to your voice

link to economy
link to economy

link to dramatic question
link to dramatic question

link to soundtrack
link to soundtrack

link to pacing
link to pacing

link to emotional content
link to emotional content




How do you envision using digital storytelling in social studies? in science? in math? in language arts? Edit this page to add your ideas.


What skills do students develop as they tell a story digitally?


The authors of the Seven Elements site recommend using PowerPoint, iMovie, or Windows Movie Maker for digital storytelling. Others suggest GarageBand. Which would you choose for working with your students? Why?


With which grade levels would you use Digital Storytelling?

Open Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, GarageBand or PowerPoint and experiment with importing pictures or video clips and recording your voice narrating. If you figure out how to save it as a QuickTime movie, upload your test sample to this page.


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