The Digital Directors Guild is a project designed to help teachers explore and use digital storytelling in their classrooms. The Digital Directors Guild has projects and resources for all grade levels. The resources page of the Digital Directors Guild contains information regarding all stages of developing Digital Storytelling projects with students. Digital storytelling is a great way to get kids excited about a topic. Through the creation of a digital story they become the directors of what can be consumed by their peers. Digital storytelling gives every student a chance to be active participants in their learning process and the learning experience of their peers. You can click here to see a list of ten reasons for using digital storytelling in your classroom.
If you’ve never tried digital storytelling (making videos or audio slide shows) the Digital Directors Guild gives advice on getting started including how to use free video editing software and samples of finished projects. I’ve embedded one of the sample projects below.
This short video presents a good argument for using digital storytelling.