Literacy and digital storytelling [Video – 4:18] (2011)
This brief video describes a workshop that helped a group of literacy instructors, tutors, and students learn to create digital stories.
The narrator explains that she was worried at first about whether it was possible to make the process of digital storytelling accessible to literacy learners, many of whom were dealing with multiple barriers to learning or with disabilities. The simplicity of the storytelling software put her fears to rest.
Workshop participants prepared digital stories that shared their own experiences of family life, personal development, and travel. The emphasis was on telling a story, in their own words.
Participants learned about identifying the beginning, middle and end of a story; considering the audience; establishing a point of view; and synthesizing the information to be included in the story.