Digital Storytelling is a fantastic way to engage students, teachers and just about anyone else who has ever wanted to be the next Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg. There are many different definitions of "digital storytelling," but in general, all of them revolve around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing."

The University of Houston has a wonderful site devoted to the education uses of digital storytelling, including an introduction, goals and objectives, getting started, **examples**, evaluation tools and more!

Ideas for Photostories:

Ideas for Photostory 3 Projects
Photostory & Movie Maker Ideas

Copyright Friendly Resources:

**Creative Commons Search**
FlickrCC
FreePlayMusic- Library of free, available music to use with Photostories

Web 2.0 Digital Storytelling Resources:
Storybird
Voice Thread
Animoto (education version)
http://blog.learningtoday.com/blog/bid/28499/Tell-Me-Something-3-Storytelling-Sites-for-Students
Bookr
StoryJumper
Five Card Flickr Story

Digital Stories using Photostory

Photostory resource links

Digital Storytelling Using Movie Maker


Movie Maker resource links

Other Resources

PowerPoint presentation for trainers from UofH site:


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