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Storytelling is the conveying of events in words,
images, and sounds often by improvisation or
Stories or narratives have been shared in every
culture as a means of entertainment, education,
cultural preservation, and in order to instil moral
Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include
plot, characters, and narrative point of view.
Traditionally, oral stories were committed to
memory and then passed from generation to
However, in the most recent past, written and
televised media has largely surpassed this
method communicating local, family and cultural
Teaching Storytelling in the classroom
Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.
As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular
point of view.
However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based
images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music.
Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two
and ten minutes.
Hairy Man Story Aboriginal
English Script (pdf)
Hairy man story (Audio)
As told by
Helen Lickorish
Digital Storytelling Resources
Digital Storytelling - article
The Age of Digital Storytelling - article
Introduction to Digital Storytelling – PowerPoint
Digital Storytelling with Cross-cultural Communication
Aboriginal Storytelling
Storytelling is an integral part of life for Indigenous Australians.
From an early age, storytelling plays a vital role in educating children.
Stories help to explain how the land came to be shaped and inhabited; how to behave and
why; where to find certain foods, etc.
Parents, Elders, Aunts or Uncles use the stories as the first part of a child's education.
As children grow into young adults, more of the history and culture is revealed.
Adults then take responsibility for passing on the stories to the following generations.
In this way, the Stories of the Dreaming have been handed down over thousands of years.
Because the 'Stories of the Dreaming' have been handed down through the generations, they
are not 'owned' by individuals.
They belong to a group or nation, and the storytellers of that nation are carrying out an
obligation to pass the stories along.
Aboriginal Storytelling Resources
The Special Platypus – Video
How the Kangaroo got her pouch – Video
Australian Aboriginal Oral Traditions- article
Board of Studies – Aboriginal Education – Web site
Stories of the Dreamtime – Australian Museum – Web site
Aboriginal Dream Time Stories – Dust Echos – Web resources
Educational Benefits of Digital Storytelling
Creating digital stories provides us with important opportunities to practice and master a number of
specific 21st-century skills, content, and technology standards .
The process of crafting the digital story becomes rich in technical, communication, collaborative, oral
speaking, creativity, visual and sound literacy, and project management skills.
It also helps develop a range of digital communication styles necessary to function in a knowledge
Since every good story requires great content that is worth sharing, digital storytellers must first
become “meaning makers.”
The written script requires deep understanding of the topic.
From initial investigation to rough draft and then through refinement as draft after draft is polished
and improved, writing should take about 40% of the project-building time.
Digital Storytelling builds 21st Century Skills
Creativity and
inventive thinking
Information literacy
Visual literacy
Multiple intelligences
Teamwork and
Sound literacy
Higher-order thinking
Project management
Technical literacy
Educational Resources
Storyboard template
Storytelling template 2
Conducting an interview
Example of a Storyboard
Power of Digital Storytelling
Example of copyright issues
APAC Unit Outline - Creation
Seven steps to create a Digital Story - Web page
Education Use of Digital Storytelling – PowerPoint
Identifying Hardware with younger learners - Flash
Integrating Digital Storytelling into the Classroom Resources – Web page
Hardware Components.swf
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Work created by us or students form GHS
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Digital storytelling article
The age of digital storytelling
Introduction to Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling with Cross-cultural Communication
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Emu is Tom Hassan form Art class at GHS
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storyboarding template
template 2
conducting interview
power of digital storytelling
example of digital storyboard
example of copyright guidelines
APAC units
Educational uses of digital storytelling
Identifying hardware – my flash animation
Integrating digital storytelling
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