Digital Storytelling

As human beings, we are hardwired for storytelling. The motto of the Center for Digital Storytelling is "Listen deeply. Tell stories." Digital storytelling projects can provide ideal opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate the literacy skills required to thrive in the 21st Century, as well as SHOW their mastery of traditional curriculum content. We will explore a variety of web-based and client-based digital storytelling tools, as well as frameworks for facilitating student-created digital stories.


  1. Definition from UMass
  2. Definition from Bernajean Porter
  3. Definition from The Center for Digital Storytelling (Values and Principles)


  1. Web-based Digital Storytelling Tools
  2. Software Options for Video and Audio Editing
  3. StoryKit (free iOS app) file - Sample Student Digital Story made with StoryKit (backstory & more info)


  1. Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (free eBook on Lulu, or commercial paperback)
  2. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity by Jason Ohler (commercial paperback)