Digital storytelling is a great way to encourage students to be creative with their work, and it’s lots of fun! But wait – don’t you need special computer skills to do this kind of thing with students? Nope, it’s actually really easy to get started if you remember that digital storytelling simply means creating stories – of any kind – digitally! It can be a simple as creating a slide show that tells a story, or something more interactive created with free, easy to use software like Scratch.
Digital storytelling can be integrated into nearly any content area, and encompasses things like problem based learning and technology integration while encouraging deep learning and student engagement with the material they are learning. Digital storytelling can also be used as a way for students to teach other students, a highly engaging activity for learners.
While digital storytelling is a wide concept that includes various different types of projects, it is not hard to learn more about teaching digital storytelling.
- Go Animate 4 Schools – Make your own animated characters and direct your own movies
- Xtranormal – If you can type, you can make movies
- Fluxtime – Animation for kids
- ToonDoo – Create online comics
- Animasher – Drag and drop animation
- Voki – Create speaking avatars
- CCMixter – Find music you can use in your animations
- SlideSix – Multimedia presentations