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What Is a Digital Story? (03:36)


A digital story is told digitally with images and sound. It is constructed and edited on a computer. It can be stored electronically on DVD, a website, or other storage media. These stories are shared by email or via downloadable link.

How to Write a Digital Story (03:56)

Write the digital story in a quiet room away from distractions. Select a title that best reflects the story. Plan to write about 150 words for a one-minute story. Use only original material.

How to Create and Add Images and Audio to a Digital Story (03:54)

Select around 15 photos that are clear and in focus, preferably taken on a digital camera. Transfer photos on USB, CD, or directly onto the computer. Record voice-over and only choose music that is royalty-free or original.

Hot to Edit a Digital Story (05:25)

Editing a digital story can be done on a Mac or PC. Mac users would most likely use Final Cut Pro, or iMovie; PC users would use Adobe Premiere. Always allow for breathing space. Save all work to avoid disappointment.

Digital Story: Finished Product (05:14)

Once the digital story is complete, store it on a DVD by following the necessary steps available on various brands of software. Digital stories are fun and can be educational. These stories can be about anything the creator wants.

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How to Make Digital Stories

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This video guides viewers through each step of making a one-minute/150-word digital story based on the theme “Who Am I?”—a project that relies on editing software such as Final Cut Pro to integrate digital snapshots, original or royalty-free music, and voiced-over narration into a multimedia essay. Technology is reshaping the way students learn and relate to each other; use How to Make Digital Stories to nurture multi-literacy and prepare your students for life in a world where digital expression and online collaboration are quickly becoming the norm. Ideal for courses in communications and computer science—and anywhere projects involving creative nonfiction can be used as a learning tool. Helpful for teacher education, as well. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (24 minutes)

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL40213

ISBN: 978-1-60825-342-5

Copyright date: ©2008

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