Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production (usually video) that allows people to easily share a story using digital resources. The media used may vary from video, still pictures, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc, movies stored on film) which individuals can use to tell a story or present an idea.
Digital stories may be used in classroom as a way to integrate content with extant knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Students can work individually or collaboratively to produce their own digital stories. Once completed, these stories can easily be uploaded to the internet and can be made available to an international audience.
These multimedia presentations, that combine a variety of communicative elements within a narrative structure, have inspired us to make our own digital stories. After a wonderful workshop given by Pia Lumme (Finland), from Finnoschool, all teachers that are part of project PICS have started working with their pupils on digital stories. Check te result on our webpage soon!