RCWP's Digital Storytelling Resource Collection


Our-ever growing list of digital storytelling resources. We are able to offer one- and two-day digital storytelling workshops for school districts, working with teachers to understand the pedagogical and technical aspects of creating digital stories.

RCWP's Summer 2006 Digital Storytelling Workshop - Hosted by the Pearson Educational Foundation

MCTE 2007 Session on Digital Storytelling

DAA Teacher Resources

2007 NWP Annual Meeting: Examining the Purposes and Processes of Digital Storytelling


COP ESD --- October 17, 2007


  • 9:00 - 10:00 Intro and Overview
    • Intro Aram Kabodian , Troy Hicks and each other
    • Intro to RCWP
    • Intro Top of the Mitt Writing Project and "Using Mentor Texts in the K-12, English Language Arts Classroom"
    • View a few digital stories
      • Aram and Troy's examples and Quality Digital Film elements
      • Jason's example, Daddy Duty and Storyboard worksheet
      • The Center for Digital Storytelling's Example, "MOMNOTMOM"
      • Student examples on the DAA site
    • Bernajean Porter's "Seven Steps" to create a digital story
    • Overview of Movie Maker
    • Overview of Photostory 3
    • Overview of Jumpcut
    • What is Audactiy
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 - 10:45

      • Brainstorming and time to write

  • 10:45 - 11:30 --- Time to experiment and construct Nature story

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Lunch
      • Ira Glass, from This American Life, talks about the building blocks of storytelling: anecdote and reflection.



  • >>> Ira Glass suggests that there are two elements to the story: anecdote and reflection. The anecdote attempts to bait the viewer, to tell them what happened, and to add sequence. The reflection tells why this is important. As we think about composing our story today, we need to keep these elements in mind. We also want to talk about assessment.
  • >>> How does this change the composing process?
      • Writing Quality Narratives
      • Preplanning for your story



  • 12:15 - 1:45 Continue Composing Story
    • Sharing narratives in peer response group
    • Continue composing digital story with Aram and Troy helping
    • Adding video effects, music, and narration to your story
    • Bernajean Porter suggests that you think about whether your media element "decorates," "illustrates," or "illuminates" your story.
      • Considerations as you write Your Digital Story

  • 1:45- 2:45 Work time
    • GLCE, HSCE, MET
  • Present your narrative
    • Writing Quality Narrative
    • Asset Management and Citation
  • 2:45 Anne Frank & Assessing Digital Stories
  • 3:00 - Wrapping up the day
    • Writing prompt: What have you experienced today? In what ways do you feel this will transfer into your classroom? What are some questions you have or potential roadblocks that you might face?

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Here, we have gathered an ever-growing list of digital storytelling resources and tried to categorize them appropriately, although the boundaries are fluid. Please let us know if you find other sites that you find useful so we can add them here.

Overviews and Philosophy of Digital Storytelling

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Other Media