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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

How is digital storytelling different than just plain old storytelling? Digital storytelling utilizes computer-based tools to tell stories, which is the key difference. The method is not so new, as it has been going on in earnest for two decades. This particular manifestation of digital storytelling is part of the University of Houston, and it contains a primer on the subject (the How To section), along with a range of examples stories and news from the center. Educators will appreciate the Educational Materials area as it contains lesson plans, information about copyright infringement, the creation of e-books, and evaluating the success of digital storytelling projects. Additionally, the Example Stories contains over four dozen links to existing digital storytelling projects such as “Spies of the Revolutionary War!” and “Crucibles in Action”. This will be added to Educational and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.

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