Digital Stories

By dogtrax | A collection of articles about telling stories with technology, including digital storytelling, transmedia strategies and more. The focus is on learning to tell stories in new ways.

Digital Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom

Refugee women use their voices through digital storytelling

Storytelling is innate to humans. For millennia, ever since cave paintings were used to record practices, storytelling in all its different forms and …

Learn Storytelling, Writing, and Filmmaking with Lessons From the Screenplay

This YouTube channel is the perfect resource to bolster classroom learning through popular culture.

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Get Your Alchemy On (The Lab is Open)

For the past two months or so, a group of us open participants in the Networked Narratives have been working behind the scenes on the construction of …

Breathe – a digital ghost story

What happens when a story comes to you where you are reading? What new types of storytelling are made possible when narrative accesses technology to …

Paranormal

Parallax Digital Storytelling

Website design has really evolved over the past few years to include interactive experiences that provide depth and movement. Parallax scrolling is a …

Future Of StoryTelling

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) produces videos on the big ideas shaping the storytelling landscape. FoST also produces international technology …

The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It?

A start-up called Skydio has created a consumer drone that flies itself. Its tech is likely to become ubiquitous.

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Creating Virtual Reality Content in Minecraft with Year 4.

I started using Minecraft within a Project Based Learning pedagogical approach whilst on my second practicum up at North Star Public school back in …

Imaginary soundscapes composed by AI

A Japanese group trained a deep learning algorithm to compose soundscapes for locations on Google Street View. Try it out for yourself.For a stadium, …

Objects With Meaning

Yesterday I lost a dog leash in the woods. What’s the big deal?I took my friend Kevin who was visiting, on one of my specialty semi brutal hikes, a …

Public Domain

The Only Good Thing About Winter Is This Story Written in Snow

Shelley Jackson’s snow story is now in its fourth year, and its eleventh sentencePhoto by Shelley JacksonThe east coast of the U.S. recently had its …

Literature

How Elementary School Students and their Teachers Tell Stories in the Digital Age

Parents, children, grandmothers and grandfathers are sitting around a campfire, a table or a hammock, telling stories. I paint this picture in my …

Teaching

Digital storytelling

<b><br>THE DIGITAL STORIES HERE ARE 'SCRAPBOOK TV'... SHORT MOVIES MADE WITH FEELING, USING PHOTOGRAPHS AND VOICE-OVER.</b><p>On this page are: <i>Daniel Meadows</i> …

Classroom Card Game Teaches Digital Storytelling Skills

<i>This story originally appeared on Storybench: Tools, Tips and Takeaways on Digital Storytelling From Northeastern University’s School of …

Digital Storytelling

Plan Videos with Storyboarder

One of my favorite places to go for all things free and open-access is Open Culture. I learn about all kinds of resources that I can bring to my …

Photoshop

Great Examples of Multiplatform Storytelling - Echo Storytelling Agency

It goes by many names: transmedia storytelling, transmedia narrative, cross-media seriality, and multiplatform storytelling.<p>But what exactly is ‘it’? …

“Hamlet on the Holodeck,” Twenty Years Later

When the media scholar Janet H. Murray was asked to write a new preface to “Hamlet on the Holodeck,” her influential book, from 1997, about digital narrative, she was tempted to make it three words long: “I was right!” Depending on how generous you want to be, you could say that she predicted the …

Digital Storytelling Projects for the Classroom

People want stories in their social media, not advertisements so businesses are hungry for young designers that understand can tell a compelling …

Digital Storytelling

Visiting Digital Storytellers with the Alchemists at Networked Narratives

<i>The Networked Narratives team talks with scholars and practitioners thinking about new ways to collaboratively tell and share stories using digital</i> …

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

The web's favorite file format just turned 30. Yep, it turns out the GIF is a millennial, too.<p>At the same time, 30 makes the GIF ancient in web …

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom

While watching the Oscars tonight, I was intrigued to see a promotion that Walmart was running to celebrate the craft of film making. I don’t …

Digital Storytelling: iMovie Trailer PDF Storyboards

<b>Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with these PDF's</b><p>When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer …

Trailers

Making Things Our Own: The Indigenous Aesthetic in Digital Storytelling

Project MUSE Mission<p>Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration …

The Final Progress show – The Mission of Semester 106

The video show was/is much harder than the radio show was. Since it was video we had to meet up more and get more done in short condensed times to …

Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in …

Education Technology

Using Adobe Spark Video

Another tool that I learned about when investigating tools for oral language development was Adobe Spark for use on laptops, Chromebooks or ipads. …

Behind the Camera, Students Document Life and Learning

<i>At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.</i><p>The video …

Education