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Digital Storytelling Resources
Digital storytelling provides students with the opportunity to showcase their creative talents --- and it allows you to teach information literacy skills, reading, writing, and a whole host of subject-related skills in the process. Want to get started?
Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Library and the Classroom:
At the elementary level, digital storytelling can also be a great tool for reading. Here's an example:
Truman the Dog
Create an "Internet Reading Corner" using your own digital stories via
Digital Library of Ideas
Share a digital story during storytime. Here's an example:
Mrs. Wishy Washy
Promote your library by creating a short video using Animoto. Here's
The CML Experience
Connect with distant schools to create a
At the middle and high school level, create interest in books by developing a Book Trailer using one of the Web 2.0 programs. Here's an example of
How to Create a Book Trailer
done by Naomi Bates of Northwest ISD in Texas.
also provides some great ideas and links to her
comic book conventions
to retell or expand upon other texts. Image tools like
allow students to use effects to manipulate digital photographs for a range of storytelling effects.
Students can use digital storytelling tools to showcase an "exquisite corpse" of images or "found documentaries" with video elements.
Students can create surprisingly subtle animations using presentation software, like this example from
and Microsoft have partnered together for an amazing digital storytelling resource for teachers.
is a great way to get kids to share stories online. They can use it to create their own customized talking avatar, upload their own backgrounds or use the ones on the site, and either type, record, phone in or upload their audio. For longer narrations it is best to use the record option or have them mix their audio in
first and upload it. If they are 13 or over they can create an account at Voki and create a collection of different Voki avatars. If they are under 13 they can use the create Voki option without creating an account. The talking avatars can then be embedded in wikis, blogs etc. We have used them for short pieces of work in our school, in
to discuss topics, as
introductions to digital portfolios
brief reflections(these were typed in so they are very brief)
and also for assigning homework online. Here is a
to the lesson we use with our new 6th grade students.
is great for creating cartoon strips online. Students can upload their own pictures and backgrounds as wall as draw from the extensive ToonDoo Galleries.
We do a a lot of work with animations, videos, screen cast tutorials and podcasts. Much of this is done with
, Once the work is all done I like to park them all in one place, to which I can then link back or embed from. Our school uses
for online storage of student video work.
is another great site, in this case for uploading audio files/podcasts. You can create many channels so that organizing the work by class is easier and podcast episodes can also be telephoned in as well as uploaded.
is great for
. Finished videos can then be downloaded to the computer or uploaded to
accounts to which are linked to Jing and linked to from wikis, blogs etc. If a pro account is purchased videos can also be saved as MPEG-4 files and imported to iMovie for editing.
are a great way to get kids to reflect and apply what they understand in creative ways. Work, with
angles, shots and camera
motion can be a fun way to understand movie making techniques, followed by
story boarding the video
. Flip cameras as well as small digital cameras, tripods and a rolling chair (to be used as a dolly) are essential pieces of equipment and the videos can be edited using applications such as Movie Maker or iMovie.
is a fantastic way to get kids enthused about telling their stories digitally. Again story boarding is essential, as are small digital cameras, tripods and a good video editor like iMovie. Our kids also use the iMacs and photobooth to take their
and frame using a
cardboard box stage
examples of claymation
Plain English Videos
are a great way to get kids to tell a story in a quick, to the point manner using digital video and narration.
Using Storyboard Templates in Google Docs
Storyboard template in Google Docs
from Daniel Rezac
OTHER STORYBOARD RESOURCES
Kids' Vid Storyboarding Resources
Atomic Learning Storyboard Pro
Video Project Storyboard
Public Domain Images Pictures
Thousands of high quality, copyright friendly digital pictures, free for any personal and/or commercial use.
DigiTales Image Resources
(lists many resources)
Image * After
- a photosharing site, some images may be used by students and teachers based on the sharing attribution given by the owners of the images
(Flickr search engine allows you to create a tray of "safe" images for classroom use)
MultiColr Search Lab
(Flickr search engine with visual color technology)
(Flickr search engine for images licensed for use)
(create tons of cool projects with Flickr images)
(create your own motivational "posters")
(Creative Commons search toggling)
(Creative Commons search options, high quality images)
(combines multiple tags)
Library of Congress American Memory Project
- collection of images on the history of our country
- find the Creative Commons licensing for images posted on Flickr
- upload any image to create a color design scheme based on the colors in the image
Library of Congress Flickr Photostream
Smithsonian Flickr Photostream
- a photosharing site similar to Flickr
- a copyright friendly site of images that students and teachers are free to use in the work.
(do we want to add DE Streaming - great collection of images, but only if you subscribe to the service?
DigiTales Music and Sound Resources
(create your own music tracks - like a free version of Garage Band)
(compose your own music)
(NOTE: Read their terms of service!)
Free Music Project
Podsafe Music Network
FlaskKit Sound Loops
AKA Riptide Furse
posts audio files on his blog - free for you to use
- royalty free audio resources
-create podcast channels and upload
Machinima can be produced in a couple of ways. It can be script-driven, whereas the cameras, characters, effects etc. are scripted for playback in real-time. While similar to animation, the scripting is driven by events rather than keyframes. It can also be recorded in real-time within the virtual environment, much like filmmaking (the majority of game-specific Machinima pieces are produced in this fashion). (from
(no download/installation requried)
Microsoft Community Clips
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - WEB 2.0 TOOLS
ANIMOTO for EDUCATION
- music video type product that allows users to upload still and moving images to create a story, music is provided at the site
- create fun animated cartoon
- a zooming presentation tool that can be used to create a nonlinear type of story
- a tool that allows stills, video and collaborative conversation
- create an animated movie by typing text
-- save stories, photos, and videos on a collaborative timeline
- create movies with images, video, and text. This site does not require an email address to sign up for an account.
- create movies with images, video, and text. Similiar to Animoto, but you have move control over the position of the images.
- similiar to Windows Movie Maker, but online. Bonus: It accepts quicktime video!
- Create speaking avatars and embed in your site. Create and publish without accounts for kids under 13. Create and publish with accounts for kids 13 and older.
Voki for Classrooms
will be available in time for the new school year.
Photo-editing, screen capture, music creator, audio editor.
- online cartoon strip creator.
For ages 13 or older without parental consent.
-online cartoon strip creator. For ages 14 or older.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING TOOLS AND RESOURCES
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Google Earth Heroes Project
Diigo Group - MCPS Digital Storytelling
Larsen Digital Services Slide Scanning
Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom
DigiTales -- Evaluating Projects
Alex Couros' Digital Storytelling Resources Wiki
DIGITAL STORYTELLING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Community Digital Storytelling Collaborative
- Middlebury College
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Shoreham Project - Middlebury College
Digital Storytelling at Carnegie Mellon University
Digital Storytelling at Montclair State University
Digital Storytelling - UC Berkeley
Masters in Immersive Mediated Environments
. Indiana University
University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Institute for New Media Studies
Virtual Pediatric Patients
: A Digital Storytelling System for Teaching Common Pediatric Problems
Integrating Digital Storytelling into Your Classroom
. Digital stories by students & teachers.
Digital Storytelling in the Scott County Schools
Heightened Student Voice through Digital Storytelling
. Kenton, KY School district.
Digital Storytelling at Chamisa Mesa High School
Kids with Cameras
SOFTWARE AND TUTORIALS
WMM Training Presentation.pdf
iMovie tutorial comprehensive.pdf
Atomic Learning Windows Movie Maker 2 - Video Tutorials
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker How-Tos
Chroma Key in Movie Maker
Microsoft Movie Maker software download
Microsoft Photostory software download
Pinnacle Studio Version 11
for recording and mixing
free download Mac or Windows for recording and mixing
Pinnacle Studio Directions.doc
Pinnacle Studio 10 Overview
Pinnacle Studio Video Tutorials
- Version 10
Pinnacle Studio Video Tutorials
- Version 11
Pinnacle Studio Glossary of Terms
Pinnacle Studio Interactive Demo
Pinnacle Studio Portable Video and Video Podcasting
Chromakey and Green Screen
What is Chromakeying by Jeff Bierly on YouTube:
How to Chromakey with Studio by Jeff Bierly on YouTube:
CREATING DIGITAL BOOKS WITH STUDENTS: IDEAS
Wes Fryer has this useful wiki for his presentation on the topic of digital storytelling. His list of digital storytelling options is more comprehensive than this one. His handouts on the topic are available here:
Stapleless Book: ReadWriteThink
Great little tool. No audio . Good for younger students and imaginative adults.
Flip Book : ReadWriteThink
Be sure to see this. You might be able to use it as a tool in the library or classroom.
Upload your own images. Add music or voice. Animoto now has a text option. Animoto has limited controls for a student who wants to tell his story but it is a lot of fun to use with photos/text/music. There are educational terms available. Here's an example of an animated Animoto with limited text
In ToonDoo, for example, you can upload your own images and enhance those with various graphics that are provided. You can create a library of Toons that can be turned into a Toonbook. No audio. Fun.
Popular digital alternative that is intended to link your audio with your images. Example of a storybook in Voicethread …
Create a "book" using Powerpoint and then use Slideshare to make it available to others.
Mixbook.comallows you to create photo books. Mixbooks can be shared online or as printed books. New – add your own stickers for a scrapbook effect. It costs to print a book.
Similar to Mixbook. Create personalized book online. Printing available. Book on how to make a Blurb book is at
Costs to print
Helpful tutorial. UK site.
CAST UDL Book Builder
Create digital books that support needs of diverse learners. Upload images and audio files to create the digital stories. The site has a build in text reader. There are "coaches" that can be set to help guide the students through the readings and comprehension. This site also has a collection of digital books.
Create digital children's books. In the classroom edition you can create class usernames and passwords. For those students that have a hard time getting started there are book starters available.
THIS AIN'T YOUR GRANDMA'S SCRAPBOOK: CREATING DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKS
Seven Shortcuts of Scrapbooking Ideas From Library
A Hotlist on Scrapbooking
A Scrapbook on Amphibians, Fishes, and Reptiles
AAM Online Education Educational Resources
Academic Scrapbooking Snapshots of Learning Edutopia
Adobe Digital Kids Club Lessons and activities
ALEX Lesson Plan Using the Digital Notebook to Visualize Thematic Links and-or Character Motivation in iMacbeth-i
Alternatives to the Traditional Book Report
Ark_Teacher's Bookmarks on MyBookmarks.com
AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer Filamentality Formats
AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer Filamentality Tips Scrapbook Teacher Guide
Awesome Clipart for Educators!
Brushes Freebies - DigiScrapDepot.com
Center for Digital Storytelling
Classroom Clipart - Free Clipart, Clip Art Pictures,Royalty Free Photographs Illustrations,
Clip Art & Icons - Free For MySpace, AIM and MSN Pages, Including Holidays, Sports and Animals - Kaboose.com
CogDogBlog Wiki » CollabTools
Computer Kiddos Wiki - Web 20 Browser Tools
Consider PowerPoint for Digital Scrapbooks
CottageArts.net Digital scrapbooking
Digi Scrap U
DigiFree - The Digital Scrapbooking Freebie Search Engine
DigiScrapDepot.com - Digital Scrapbooking Freebies
Digital Camera Ideas
Digital photo tools
Digital Scrapbook Pages
Digital Scrapbook Q&A - Scrapbooks
Digital Scrapbook Shareware, Freeware, Software Download
Digital Scrapbooking Free Backgrounds Templates
Digital Scrapbooking Embellishments Backgrounds Templates
Digital Scrapbooking Scrapbook-Bytes
Digital Scrapbooking - Google Book Search
Digital Scrapbooking - LoveToKnow Scrapbooking
Digital Scrapbooking - One Photo Three Scrapbook Page Layouts
Digital Scrapbooking - Scrapbooking with a Computer
Digital Scrapbooking - Category Digital scrapbooking software
Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Collage Software - 500+ Free Templates - PhotoMix
Digital Scrapbooking at Digital Scrapbook Pages - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials
Digital Scrapbooking Site - Digital Scrapbook Help and Tips
Digital Scrapbooking Freebies - Where to Find the Good Stuff
Digital Scrapbooking Freebies and Tutorials, Presentations with PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Google Presentations
Digital Scrapbooking Software We Love To Scrap
Digital Scrapbooking Software Downloads
Digital Scrapbooking Software
Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials Home Page
Digital Scrapbooking with Micosoft Word 2007
Digital Scrapbooking [Archive] - Digital Scrapbook Place
Discover the best Digital, Digital
Donnayoung.org Printables and Resources for Home, Homeschooling, and Classrooms
Download Digital Scrapbooking Software Scrapbook MAX!, Photo Collage Maker and Others at BlueChillies
Download Scrapbook Design Studio 2.0 by Belltech Systems
Education and Scrapbook Links
Family Scrapbook requirements
filamentality Spin a Scrapbook for Jodi Reed
Free Digital Scrapbooking Downloads
Free Digital scrapbooking software Download Digital scrapbooking
Free Digital Scrapbooking Themes
Free for Teachers
Free Personalized Scrapbook Stationery Program from Billy Bear - BillyBear4Kids.com
Free Scrapbook Printables. Free Ideas, Layouts, Backdrops and Sheets from Mom's Break
Free Scrapbooking Fonts from ScrapVillage.com
Free Scrapbooking Software Templates Embellishments Backgrounds
FREE StoryBook Creator 2.0 Software Download
Free stuff for Teachers
Furl Your Favorite Bookmarked URLs, Fast. Furl.it!
Great Sites for Teachers
How to Create a Digital Scrapbook - wikiHow
How to create a digital scrapbook with Microsoft PowerPoint Photography Help & How-To Tech & Gadgets Sympatico - MSN
How to Digital Scrapbook-You Can Do It Free
How To Digital Scrapbooking - Scrapbooks
How To...Build a Tech Tip Library from Teaching K-8
How To...Create a Digital Movie from Teaching K-8
How To...Edit, Print and Share e-Scrapbooks from Teaching K-8
How To...Produce Digital Scrapbooks from Teaching K-8
Ideas - Scrapbooking Presentations
Jacki @ SCRAPPIN TIMES photoshop elements tutorial how to download and use a frame on your photos
JenStrange.com - Digi Scrap Tutorials
Knowledge Network Explorer Search Results
Learn Digital Scrapbooking with Scrapper's Guide
Louisiana Voices Unit IV Lesson 3 Sense of Place
More than PowerPoint... PowerPoint and Scrapbooking
Online Digital Scrapbooking For Free, Upload Photos
Photo Collage Studio ? Create Wonderful Photo Collages and Digital Scrapbook
PhotoMix Free Download - PhotoMix - digital scrapbooking and photo collage software.
PhotoMix Free Download at datapicks.com - PhotoMix - digital scrapbooking and photo collage software.
Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning
readwritethink Lesson Plan Literary Scrapbooks Online An Electronic Reader-Response Project
SBC Knowledge Network Explorer Filamentality What to do with the Scrapbook Page
School Scrapbook Album - LoveToKnow Scrapbooking
Scrapbook Album Software - Wondershare Photo Collage Studio, Scrapbook Flair Software, PhotoMix
Scrapbook Flair Members - Scrapbook Sharing, Free Scrapbook Software, Templates, Backgrounds & Embellishments
Scrapbook Flair Software 2.0
Scrapbook Generator, The Web 2.0 Scrapbooker For Free Online Digital Scrapbooking
Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed Ms Word - Downloadable Version
scrapbooking - Stacy B on Diigo
Scrapbooking Basics DIY Network
Scrapbooking to Learn
Scrapbooking.com -- Article - Storybook Creator
Scrapbooking.com -- Table of Contents
ScrapbookPremier.com - articles
Scrapbooks and Backgrounds difftag
Scrapjazz.com - The Scrapbooking Megasite
Shutterfly Develop, Print & Share Digital Photos Create Photo Gifts Online
Shutterfly Print Your Digital Layouts Solutions Overview
Sign Generator & Web 2.0 Image Creators
Simple Scrapbooking Page Ideas
SimplyReady Digital Scrapbooking
StoryLife - Photo Cards, Birth Announcements, Invitations and Digital Scrapbooking
Synergy through Collaboration, Place-based Learning, and E-scrapbooking
Tag Search Results - Scrapbooks
Tags for teachers - Digital Scrapbook Place Gallery
TCEA 2007 FUN, NEW & FREE IDEAS AND SERVICES VIA THE INTERNET
technology Digital Scrapbooking eThemes eMINTS
Technology in Your Classroom Hot Websites from Teaching K-8
Technology-enhanced Learning Spaces & PowerPoint Sidekicks
TechnoPhotoshop Photoshop Lesson Plans Adobe Photoshop Lesson Plans in a Photoshop Book
That Scrapbook Site-Scrapbooking Idea Center - Storybooking
The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race Season 3
The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Tool Kit Screen Capture Programs - Classroom 2.0
Two Peas Digital Scrapbooking
Using Digital Photgraphy
Using digital photography to enhance your child's learning - HP Digital Photography Center
Using the Spirelli Technique
Welcome to Scrapblog! - Online Scrapbooks
What is a Multimedia Scrapbook
EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS RELATED TO DIGITAL STORYTELLING
National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students
--- just what should students know? Here are the standards!
NETS Implimentation Wiki
-- lots of great ideas for implimenting technology into the curriculum.
NCTE: 21st Century Literacies
--- new literacy standards from the National Council for Teachers of English
JOURNALS AND BOOKS
It's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades
by Boni Hamilton. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education, 2007.
E-Teaching: Creating Web Sites and Student Web Portfolios Using Microsoft PowerPoint
by Jay D'Ambrosio. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2003.
Digital Cameras in the Classroom
by Mary Ploski Seamon and Eric J. Levitte. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2003.
Digital Storytelling: Creating an eStory
by Dusti D. and Deanne K. Howell. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2003.
Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers
by Patricia Ross Conover. Worthington, Ohio, Linworth Publishing, 2007.
A Teacher's Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom, Second Edition
by Karen S. Ivers. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
Teaching with Digital Images
by Glen Bull and Lynn Bell. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education, 2005.
Tech-Savvy Booktalker: A Guide for 21st-Century Educators
by Nancy J. Keane and Terence W. Cavanaugh. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
DigitTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories
by Bernajean Porter. Sedalia, CO: Storykeepers. 2004.
Digital Storytelling in Practice
by Kelly Czarnecki.
Mullen, R., & Wedwick, L. (2008). Avoiding the Digital Abyss: Getting Started in the Classroom with YouTube, Digital Stories, and Blogs.
Brisco, Shonda. (2008). Using Photo Story.
Karre, M., & Mandell, P. (2005). BrainGlow: Ideas and Tools for Digital Storytelling.
School Library Journal
More, C. (2008). Digital Stories Targeting Social Skills for Children With Disabilities: Multidimensional Learning.
Intervention in School & Clinic
Banaszewski, T. (2002). Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom.
Adamson, P., Adamson, B., Clausen-Grace, N., Eames, A., Einarson, C., Goff, J., et al. (2008). Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity.
School Library Journal
Iacchia, F. (2005). Digital Storytelling.
Teaching Pre K-8
Joseph, L. (2006). Digital Storytelling.
MultiMedia & Internet@Schools
Sadik, A. (2008). Digital storytelling: a meaningful technology-integrated approach for engaged student learning.
Educational Technology Research & Development
Robin, B. (2008). Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Technology Tool for the 21st Century Classroom.
Theory into Practice
(3), 220-228. (2007).
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.
School Library Journal
Loertscher, D. (2007). Hear ye! Leaders of the 21st century.
Demski, J. (2009). Mastering Digital Media.
T H E Journal
Bolch, M. (2008). Show and Tell.
T H E Journal
Maier, R., & Fisher, M. (2006). Strategies for Digital Storytelling VIA Tabletop Video: Building Decision Making Skills in Middle School Students in Marginalized Communities.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems
Ohler, J. (2005). The World of Digital Storytelling.
Howell, D., & Howell, D. (2003). What's Your Digital Story?.
Library Media Connection
The basics of storytelling
. The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge.
Digital storytelling across the curriculum.
Action! Get the cameras rolling with digital storytelling.
Making Teachers Nerdy.
Comics in the classroom: 100 Tips, tools, and resources for teachers.
(comprehensive list of online comic generators)
GOING FURTHER WITH STORYTELLING
Imagine Program Share
-Resources, stories, discussion
can be used to create a photo flip book using Flickr images.
for creating screen casts and its annotation tool is a real plus!
is a fun way to get kids to tell their stories.
can be based on books, adventures, events or anywhere there is a story to be told.
Plain English style videos
are easy to create and to the point.
First Created by:
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"