This is a really great article detailing the history of digital storytelling.
“Functioning as a tool for skill development digital storytelling adds new dimension to the function of traditional storytelling as it acclimates itself to the classroom and meets the needs of the education systerm.”
Garrety, C. & Schmidt, D. (2008). The evolution of digital storytelling: from enhanced oral tradition to genres for education. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 916-921). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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