Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.
- Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association

Nazareth has some computer applications that can help in telling a story or organizing a story. They is Inspiration--a software application to design content maps. Great tool to storyboard a story.

PowerPoint is another application that has been used to tell a story or create an application. If you are using PowerPoint 2007, remember to save to a lower version of PowerPoint in order to send to another person or use the Pack and Go feature to send to anyone so that they can open and view your PowerPoint.

Photo Story is another application that is easy to use to tell a story. PhotoStory is a free download. PhotoStory is available on the computers at the high school. You can also add voice and music to the story. The motion of the photos can create the illusion of a video. Step-by-step directions ( or ) are available and contact the technology specialist, Miss Kocher, to come in to your class to present PhotoStory to your class. It takes a few steps to create a blank slide for credits, information, etc., in Photo Story. However, step-by-step directions ( or ) showing how to insert a blank slide along with a web page to assist has been created to make this easier for the user.

A great site to see some of the Web 2.0 Applications that create digital stories is from Alan Levine. He has a wikispace that has links to over 50 sites in which he uses each site to tell the same story of his dog, Dominoe. Great to see how the same story can have a different feeling due to the application used.


Other Digital Storytelling Links:

Center for Digital Story Telling
Dr. Helen Barratt's site on Digital Storytelling in Education, Family and International
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Tech Head Stories--Digital Storytelling
The Elements of Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling--Using Technology to Tell Stories
Digital Storytelling
Examples of Digital Stories
Digital Storytelling Examples
Digital Storytelling Rubric Example
UMASS Digital Storytelling Rubric Example
Rubrics for Digital Storytelling--Includes storyboard, final digital story, sountrack and reflection activities