Tech4Learning DigiTales St~1.pdf‎ (1 MB‎)

Digital Story Resource

__Photo Story 3__

Photo Story 3 is a free program that you have to load onto your computer. It is made by Microsoft and most of your districts will support its use. The best part about Photo Story is that it is very simple to use. Create your script, upload your photos, add your audio and background music and produce the video.
· Link to download: __
· Link to print tutorial: __
· Link to video tutorial on how to use Photo Story 3: __
· Link to digital story telling resources: __ and look under the Digital Story Telling tab.
Information about digital storytelling

Digital storytelling is about telling stories that are enhanced with digital images (photographs, drawings, graphics), narration, text, and music. What is most important about digital storytelling, as Jeannie Biddle says, “It is not about the product, it is about the process”, and the process is really the writing of the story.

The article I have attached provides a nice overview of concepts we will explore in the workshop. Note that it provides two different ways to tell the same story.

Another site that might be helpful is Digital Storytelling:
You can learn about the features of digital storytelling at:

Preparing for the workshop....

Please remember to bring a rough draft of a personal narrative to the workshop. It should be a one-page, double-spaced personal story written in 12-point Palatino. It could be, for example, a defined moment that changed your life, a lesson learned, a person, place, or situation that defined your life. Focus on what message you want to convey. Bring it on paper and electronically (save to portable media or e-mail it to yourself if you can access your e-mail through the Web).

You will have time to revise the story in the workshop and develop it into a 2-5 minute digital movie.

Collect and bring at least 15 pictures and other artifacts that will illustrate your story. If possible, I suggest you bring about 15-20 items from which to choose. The additional items may spark your creativity as you develop the story. You can also draw images that fit your story or find images to use that are copyright-free on the Web. You will probably use 12-15 images in your story, depending on its length.

Examples of digital storytelling

It may help you to look at some examples of digital stories that others have developed. I will reference these Web sites during the workshop. They might give you some ideas to help you develop your story.

Examples from DigiTales - and click on StoryKeepers’ Gallery

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling (University of Houston, College of Education) – - check out Personal Reflections under Examples (for personal narratives); note there are other examples

Scott County Schools (Kentucky) Digital Storytelling Project -

Center for Digital Storytelling - and

KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative -