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Digital Storytelling

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Dr. Shutkin's lecture presentation: "An Introduction to Digital Storytelling"  20 October 2014


Online Web Apps for making video/computer games


Center for Digital Storytelling (cen·ter for dig·i·tal sto·ry·tell·ing; CDS)

An international nonprofit training, project development, and research organization that assists youth and adults around the world in using digital media tools to craft and record meaningful stories from their lives and share these stories in ways that enable learning, build community, and inspire justice. 


Digital Storytelling Cookbook (Just an excerpt shared with us from the good people at the CDS)

"In all communities, in all cultures, stories evolve from the culinary experience. Making media, like making a meal, requires guidance, learning from our friends through the sharing of recipes and from those who spend their professional lives in the kitchen. We have helped over 10,000 people mine stories from their lives and personal media archives. Our cookbook shares our experience, some recipes and some humour to help you get started with your own storytelling experience. "


Check out Cool Tools for Schools it is a clearing house for so many multimedia web apps


CogDogRoo50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story

This wiki was hatched in 2007 by Alan Levine

At this website you will find more than fifty (50) web 2.0 tools you can use to create a web-based story. The idea is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick a few that sound interesting and see what you produce.


Multimedia Storytelling : The Transition to Multimedia Storytelling

By Paul Grabowicz

This web page, from the University of California, Berkeley Knight School of Journalism, offers a concise introduction to the emergence and significance of digital storytelling, a must read.


Picking the right media for a story

By Paul Grabowicz

This is the website that I have been searching for!  From the University of California, Berkeley Knight School of Journalism, this concise web site shares valuable information about the strengths and weaknesses of text, graphics, audio, video and still images!   A very powerful site, indeed.


Video to Amplify Not Echo text stories

Caleb Silver, executive producer for video at CNNMoney.com explains that news videos created for an online publication should "amplify not echo" text stories .



Multimedia Picker: Choose the right medium for your message

This interactive furthers your efforts to decide which medium is best for the story you want to construct and share.


Multimedia decisions: Choosing the right medium for your message

Mark Gould 9 August 2010

A very strong site with poignant descriptions of various strengths of different media types: text, photo, video, graphic, etc.


Multimedia Storytelling  By Jane Stevens

A multimedia story is some combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio, graphics and interactivity presented on a Web site in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary, not redundant. (Includes a section on storyboarding).


Learning How to Make Multimedia Story Decisions   by Alfred Hermida  

By multimedia story, the author means a story that smoothly integrates video, text, still photos, audio and graphics.


Cheat sheet for multimedia story decisions  © 2011 Mindy McAdams

As newsrooms everywhere struggle to adapt to the digital information environment, everybody in the newsroom needs to gain some multimedia literacy. At the basic level, that means you understand what the media are suited for. Even if you do not know how to make an audio slideshow, you must understand what kinds of stories work well in the audio slideshow format — and which stories are poorly suited for it. If you don’t understand that, you’re in a weak position for telling stories in the 21st century.    Additional resources from Mindy McAdams:  Online Media Types; Using Online Media Types


Digital Storytelling Synthesis

Produced as part of the Higher Education Academy-funded Enhancing Learning and Teaching through the use of Technology Synthesis Project.

 What Is Digital StoryTelling
Technology has added a new twist to storytelling, although we must always make sure that the content is the driving force behind any project. What our students are saying should always be more important than how they are saying it. That said, the use of technology can pique interest in a variety of students with a story to tell. Digital storytelling uses the available tools of the computer and Internet, and morphs it with words and narration, with the final outcome being an interesting multi-media mix of images and voice.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.



Digital Storytelling in Higher Education


Student Digital Stories


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