Planning Your Digital Story


Digital Story Telling

Motion images and multimedia have a great deal of power to convey and teaching concepts, ideas, processes. Video and multimedia provides an accessible way for teachers to include the use of motion imagery in the classroom. Like many of the tools we’ve studied, video and multimedia can be most effective when used by students. It allows students to convey knowledge in different ways (beyond a test or paper or static presentations).

What should your Digital Story be?

It should tell a narrative about some event or part of your life.

It should be a multimedia project.  Incorporating some motion video is strongly encouragedalthough a number of techniques are encouraged.

I should be 2 or 3 minutes long.

What should not be part of your Digital Story?

It should not be a joke or a series of disassociated pranks.

It should not be instructional.

Please do not use the topic of bullying.


In this assignment, you will learn what Digital Storytelling is and make a plan for a digital story of your own.

Please look at the following three resources:

Seven things you should know about digital storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Examples of Digital Storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Digital storytelling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  (Just a note about this webpage.  It does provide some Prezi presentations.  In some cases, you need to look to the very bottom of the page to see blue rectangles with arrows.  These arrow are the navigation tools to move forward or backward and are not obvious unless you scroll to the bottom of the page.  There are a few links that do not work but there is so much useful information here, that I am using the page anyway.)

What next?  What do I turn in for this week’s assignment?

Submit a plan for a Digital Story which includes the following topics:

What is your story?

Who is your audience?

How will you make your story?

What are the elements of your story?

How does your story make sense? Is your story coherent enough for people to follow along? What is the sequence of the elements for your story?

What is the point to the story you are telling?

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