What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view.

However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. And the topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between." - University of Houston

Why use digital media (digital storytelling) in the classroom?
Apple's 10 reasons for using iLife in the Classroom - (PDF)
What is digital storytelling? - by Jason Ohler
The world of digital storytelling - by Jason Ohler (PDF)
Beyond words: the craftsmanship of digital products - (PDF)
MacArthur Foundation factsheet on digital learners - (PDF)

University of Houston Digital Storytelling website

Research on using digital media in the classroom
JISC project - research on using digital audio for student feedback
PEW Research on teen use of digital media - (PDF)

Digital Storytelling Lesson Ideas
Alan Levine's 50 Ways to Tell a Digital Story
Teaching Teachers Overview
Apple Learning Interchange
Digital Storytelling - (PDF)
E2T2 lesson plans
SDSU iMovie Projects