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What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling uses multimedia tools to bring narratives to life.
Digital Stories can be used to explain a concept, to reflect on a personal experience, to retell a historical event, or to make an argument.
Digital stories are typically videos that combine audio, images, and video clips to tell a story.
Even though we recommend that digital stories be two to three minutes long, a lot of work goes into making one!
Once you’ve determined the purpose of your digital story, you will need to create a script and a storyboard.
Digital stories are versatile and can cover a wide variety of topics.
When writing a script, students will need to decide what their digital story will accomplish.
The script or storyboard will reflect what type of digital story that the students will make.
They will then need to record their script and find media for their storyboard.
The Next Step is to create your video!
Depending on your script and storyboard, you may need to:
- Record your voiceover
- Gather or create images or video clips
- And choose music and sound effects
Finally, put all the elements together and enjoy the final product!
If you’re interested in learning more about these steps, check out the guides and videos that we have linked in the description.
So, why create a digital story?
Creating a digital story is an engaging way to share information that requires creativity, self-direction, and experimentation with new technologies.