A Hotlist on Digital Storytelling
An Internet Hotlist on Digital Storytelling
created by Pen Campbell
| Sites with examples to view
| Sites with background and instruction
| Sites for the teacher researcher
| Sites with other innovative digital stuff
| Sites with all of the above...and more
| Image and sound sources plus photo editing sites
Third Coast Digital Storytellers--here's a selection of sites to browse before, during, and after our getting-started workshop. I've placed sites in categories, but they often overlap.
The Internet Resources
- How to make a PSA - Excellent information with examples to view. Sometimes the speaker says 'Click on the picture to view,' and I found you really had to click on the link above.
Sites with examples to view
- BBC Wales: Capture Wales - A great collection of digital stories made by people all over Wales. I initially had some trouble viewing the stories, but was finally able to by right clicking on the image from the movie that is the hot link and selecting 'Copy Link Location.' I then pasted that into the URL line in RealPlayer and it finally played. Each story has some interesting process talk as well in the form of a mini interview with the storyteller and the script of the story as well.
- Create a Book Talk - This is a lesson and an example of how students can create a book talk using iMovie. The students select various books from the library and try to “sell” them to others by telling a story. This is a good example of using digital storytelling in the language arts curriculum. *from Digital Storytelling with PowerPoint by Standley and Ormiston
- Creative Narrations - View examples of digital stories made in various Boston area workshops.
- Digital Storytelling Summer Camp for Students - This is the sequence for the activities and projects for a student summer camp. This is filled with links and activities to various projects. *from Digital Storytelling with PowerPoint by Standley and Ormiston
- Digital Storytelling: Tell Me a Story - This is an overview found on the Apple site about how to transform a story into a digital story, Step by step procedure and links to other resources are included. *from Digital Storytelling with PowerPoint by Standley and Ormiston
- Jennifer's Digital Story - This is a great example of a digital story made by a Third Coast Teacher Consultant about the story of her name.
- Student Gallery-Student Music - This page on the Apple.com site contains links to student examples of digital stories and student music.
- The Monarch Butterfly Story - Use the power of multimedia to tell the story of the Monarch Butterfly. *from Digital Storytelling with PowerPoint by Standley and Ormiston
- We Didn’t Start the Fire - This lesson plan and iMovie is a wonderful example of digital storytelling in the history classroom. The music is motivating and teachers and students alike love this one! *from Digital Storytelling with PowerPoint by Standley and Ormiston
Sites with background and instruction
- 30 Second Candidate: Tricks of the Trade - This PBS site steps the viewer through creating a political ad, showing how manipulating the various elements like music, voiceover, and sound effects changes the meaning of the text.
- Digital Storytelling Cookbook - Great resource from the Center for Digital Storytelling on the basics of getting started with digital stories.
- The Center for Digital Storytelling - Many would say this is where digital storytelling got started. The site has tons of good material for browsing. The 'Resources' link is especially good. That's where you'll find the Digital Story Cookbook with the Seven Elements we'll be talking about.
- These Stories In These Pictures - A guide to writing into images prepared for the Canadian Film Centre's Great Canadian Storytelling Engine. Easily accessible website--starts story with three images. Discusses metaphor,expectation, economy, pacing--more.
Sites for the teacher researcher
Sites with other innovative digital stuff
- Born Magazine - Rather than digital stories, perhaps these are more like digital poems. The text appears in print with interactive images that accompany it. Definitely interesting.
Sites with all of the above...and more
- Adobe Digital Kids Club - Variety of excellent resources for creating digital stories--includes examples to view.
- American Photography: A Century of Images - Fantastic site--part of PBS.org. Be sure to visit the image lab which, among other things, allows you to 'create a political candidate' by changing elements of a picture and observing the effects of the manipulated image. Brought to you by the Ministry of Truth!
- Filmmaking - Very useful site with lots of excellent sources.
- Helen Barrett's Digital Storytelling - A useful site prepared by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D (probably as a resource for a class) that contains background sites as well as sites with samples of digital stories. interesting idea on 'Electronic Portfolio as Digital Story of Learning - Digital Storytelling as Reflective Portfolio.'
- Tech Head Stories (Hillary McLellan's Link) - This is a FANTASTIC resource. Lots and lots of useful info and sites. Many examples sites on which to view digital stories.
Image and sound sources plus photo editing sites
- Flickr - Check out 'The Commons' and 'Creative Commons' available from this site--plenty of free use photos. Also--upload your own photos here as well.
- FreeFoto.com - This link takes you directly to the educational policy page of FreeFoto--lots of great pictures.
- Freeplay Music - "Free" here refers more to the license considerations than to the cost. If you are considering entering your digital story for a contest such as Scholastic Art and Writing, you need to have license for the music used as your background. This site is a good one for that--also, you can search for music by mood words, listen and choose, and selections cost .99 each, so it's reasonable.
- Paint.net - Yet another free online photo editor
- Picasa - Another free online photo editor--this one from Google
- Picnik.com - Free online photo editor
- Pics4Learning - Copyright-free images students can search without fear of 'Oh-my' surprises of some other sites.
Content by Pen Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised Thu Dec 5 4:57:38 US/Pacific 2013