A Few Digital Storytelling Resources

Center for Digital Storytelling

At the CDS Web site, you can read interviews, download articles about digital storytelling, see sample stories, and order Joe Lambert’s book, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community.


Check out Bernajean Porter’s site for ideas, resources, and storytelling examples. You can also order her new book, DigiTales: the Art of Telling Digital Stories.

Visit Jason Ohler’s site for information on his upcoming book and links to other digital storytelling resources.

Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong’s site offers links to resources related to a number of education technology topics, including digital storytelling.




Digital Storytelling is an “authentic form of expression”

This article discusses the 7 elements of digital storytelling, the goals of digital storytelling and classroom strategies.  Nice summary article.  



Bryan Alexander believes wireless technology and mobile devices are changing the educational landscape.  He believes this technology is affecting the learning environment, pedagogy, and campus life.  In his article, Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education, he takes a closer look at the impact and social practices emerging from technology.  


Student – centered learning strategies & digital storytelling

According to Helen Barret, digital storytelling converges four student centered learning strategies:

  • student engagement
  • reflection for deep learning
  • project based learning
  • effective integration of technology into instruction

This article presents a framework for research and evaluation of digital storytelling and offers a several rubrics. 

Barrett, H. (2006). Researching and Evaluating Digital Storytelling as a Deep Learning Tool. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 647-654). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/22117.


The evolution of digital storytelling…

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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