Digital Storytelling

Write a poem, picture book, or chapter book inspired by art in Storybird
Storybird - allows teacher accounts with 35 students for free - love the poetry, long books, and picture books. 

Write a Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Inklewriter -

Twine -


Use Adobe Voice on an iPad

Create a Digital Narrative in WeVideo
Example and help:










Always wanted to know more about Digital Storytelling? We will show you great free programs, resources, and provide lesson ideas for using Digital Storytelling in your classroom!


“We are our stories.  We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives that we convey to others and tell to ourselves.” - Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind


Digital StoryTelling Presentation on

Digital Storytelling 2009
View more presentations from Katie Christo.


Printable Resources in PDF form:

Digital Storytelling - Create your story.pdf

iMovieStoryBoard.pdf  (just a really good storyboard to use with any software - couldn't find it anymore on Apple's site to link to...)

iMovieStoryBoard Example.pdf Student Example all names have been removed.

Tips for Making your Movie.pdf (another good resource from Apple - again couldn't find it anymore on Apple's site to link to...)



Favorite Jumping off Point - 

Favorite Examples -

The Fallen (RFK Train Story) -

Scholastic Celebrate Diversity with Dream in Color




How-Tos, Tools 

Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps 

50 Web 2.0 Digital Storytelling Tools 


Lesson Plans 

Ideas for Digital Storytelling across the Curriculum 


Images and Sound Resources

Photos, Images, and Clip Art 

Primary Sources 

Sounds and Audio



Photobus - Digital Storytelling - Great examples of digital storytelling - a fabulous resource for introducing the art. 

The Fallen (RFK Train Story) -

Also check my Digital Storytelling Playlist in YouTube - 



PhotoStory for Windows XP 

Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP 

VoiceThread online 

Animoto online 

Memory Miner for Macs only  


Sharing Options




Digital Storytelling Resources

Digital Storytelling - Wes Fryer Great resources! 

Center for Digital Storytelling "The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist people of all ages in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives." 

Story Corps  "Since 2003, almost 30,000 everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends in our StoryBooths. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. StoryCorps is the largest oral history project of its kind." 

Our Stories "The Our Stories™ project helps people share the stories of their lives, no matter where they live or how their stories unfold. We're providing resources to create and share personal stories from all over the world, starting with children in developing countries who are using One Laptop per Child (OLPC) computers or those who are working with UNICEF radio producers to record and share interviews." 

The Story-Centered Curriculum 

Digital and Collaborative Storytelling in the Classroom -