Storytelling is an ancient art form of teaching. Before there was the written word, it was the only way to pass down information from one generation to the other.
We use storytelling to express ourselves.Digital storytelling has given us a new twist on this ancient teaching method. We, once again, are painting a picture of the world to let others know about our knowledge, people, culture and perspectives.
This time with the ability to reach and disseminate further than ever before.
We connect to others on an emotional level. We connect them to experiences in our own livesWe communicate our points of view and perspectivesStories as collaborative efforts of characters, actions and points of view. Stories that have been passed down through generations adding new voices with new twists, new perspectives.
We are in the age of information overload. Telling stories is how we make sense of it in our minds.
Digital Storytelling Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano GloballyConnectedLearning.com Langwitches.org
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Resource Links VoiceThreadhttp://voicethread.com/ Animotohttp://www.animoto.com What Could it Mean?http://voicethread.com/share/48359/ Jose, the bear, travels to Egypthttp://voicethread.com/share/7626/ Matehttp://voicethread.com/share/168607/ Digital Storytelling Guide for Educatorshttp://www.lulu.com/content/3409642
Photo Credits Gold Barshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/curtisperry/56998544/ Apples in Mirror by Leah Tolisano
More Digital Storytelling Links Mixbookhttp://www.mixbook.com PicLitshttp://www.piclits.com PhotoStoryhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/PhotoStory/default.mspx VoiceThreadhttp://voicethread.com/ Digital Storytelling Guide for Educatorshttp://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/digital-storytelling-tools-for-educators/4758345 Photlhttp://www.photl.com/en/