Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling takes a linear series of events and tranforms them into a multidimentional experience by infusing it with multiple types of media.

The 7 Elements of Digital StorytellingThe Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley, California is known for developing and disseminating the Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling, which are often cited as a useful starting point as you begin working with digital stories.1. Point of View -What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?2. A Dramatic Question -A key question that keeps the viewer's attention and will be answered by the end of the story.3. Emotional Content -Serious issues that come alive in a personal and powerful way and connects the audience to the story.4. The Gift of Your Voice -A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.5. The Power of the Soundtrack -Music or other sounds that support and embellish the story.6. Economy -Using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer.7. Pacing -The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.Educational digital story differ slightly from the original 7 elements: 1. The Overall Purpose of the Story2. The Narrator’s Point of View3. A Dramatic Question or Questions4. The Choice of Content5. Clarity of Voice6. Pacing of the Narrative7. Use of a Meaningful Audio Soundtrack8. Quality of the Images, Video & other Multimedia Elements9. Economy of the Story Detail10. Good Grammar and Language Usage

Digital Storytelling

1. It is an authentic experience for students to write for an audience. 2. It is an alternative form of expression and assessment.3. This is a medium that students know.4. It's a medium that will be their future. 5. Publishing and sharing creates better writers. Students are more critical of their own work when they know they have an audience.

Typically, a digital story contains some or all of the following:1. Narration2. Images3. Video4. Text5. Music


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"Tell me a fact and I'll learn.Tell me the truth and I'll believe.Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever"- Native American Proverb

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