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Digital Storytelling Links

Here are some additional links with information about digital storytelling:

Tips for Better Digital Storytelling by NewBay Media

Digital storytelling has become an important strategy for educators to use to help students improve writing and thinking skills. Here are tips that will take the process one step farther so that teachers can help students make their stories the best that they can be.
Link: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/technology_…

Center for Digital Storytelling

The Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) is an international non-profit training, project development, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives. Our focus is on partnering with community, educational, and business institutions to develop large-scale initiatives using methods and principles adapted from our original Digital Storytelling Workshop. We also offer workshops for organizations and individuals and serve as a clearinghouse of information and resources about storytelling and new media.
Over the last fifteen years our work has spanned the globe, as reflected on these maps showing the distribution of our work in the United States and Canada and around the world.
Link: http://storycenter.org/

Story Circles by the Center for Digital Storytelling

Story Circles is a place where you can upload your own digital stories and watch other people’s creations. It is similar to YouTube, but geared at digital storytelling.
Link: http://storycircles.org/

Movies-Door-2-Door.Com: How Accounting Helped Make the Difference by Singapore Management University

One of the greatest challenges when teaching accounting is to help students see the relevance and value of the course content for their future careers. Many students, especially those not pursuing an accounting degree, approach any accounting course with trepidation and doubt whether the materials will ever personally affect them. Furthermore, the lack of a solid understanding of business concepts often cause students to struggle with mastering the technical accounting content. Accounting is often presented in a proper theoretical order, but this is inconsistent with the way business owners and managers face in the business world, from formulating a business plan, sourcing finances and funding, implementing the plan and monitoring results.
Movies-Door2Door.com is intended to be a supplementary resource in an introductory accounting course, at the undergraduate or graduate level. The issues are presented in the logical order of an entrepreneurial endeavour and may jump across theoretical coverage in a typical accounting course.
Link: http://www.research.smu.edu.sg/faculty/MD2D/

The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling by University of Houston
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. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the video at the link below.
Link: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/

Xtra Normal

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Everyone watches movies and we believe everyone can make movies. Movie-making, short and long, online and on-screen, private and public, will be the most important communications process of the 21st century.
Link: http://www.xtranormal.com/

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