Monday, March 25, 2013

Digital Storytelling Resources

As we strive to find new ways to engage students, one technique that really seems to work is the idea of using digital storytelling.  While the definition of digital storytelling may differ according to the person and purpose of which you are speaking, it is essential the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling that  has been taking places in cultures throughout history.  According to Leslie Rule at the Digital Storytelling Association,
"Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Throughout history, storytelling has been used to share knowledge, wisdom, and values. Stories have taken many different forms. Stories have been adapted to each successive medium that has emerged, from the circle of the campfire to the silver screen, and now the computer screen."
 Digital storytelling can take place in many classrooms and at various age levels. In addition, the use of digital storytelling hits many of the Technology Targets!  YEA!  Below you will find some really great resources for learning about digital storytelling, exploring some online resources and staying within copyright, fair use and intellectual property laws.  As always, you Technology Integrators would love to collaborate on any projects you are ready to try.  Let us know!

Wesley Fryer's Digital Storytelling Wiki
The Art of Telling Digital Stories by Bernajean Porter
50 Ways to Tell a Story - Story Tools
David Jakes Digital Storytelling Collection
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Digital Storytelling


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