Digital Storytelling

As my minor project for my Masters degree, I’m currently undertaking a project where I’m designing three workshops that will teach years 8 and 9 students about creating their own digital stories. The school being used for this project currently has its own manga club, so students are being encouraged to use their manga art to tell a story digitally. Hopefully, learning these skills will increase their digital and visual literacy skills.

I thought I might share a few of the resources I’ve been studying for this project to provide a sample of what kind of research is being done in this area. My resources are a mix of how to create a digital story, how to teach digital story workshops, and theory behind digital storytelling, digital literacy, and how digital storytelling can be used in educational contexts.


Adams, Gilly et. al (2008). A Guide to Digital Storytelling. BBC Capture Team, Wales. Retrieved from

Australian Communications and Media Authority (2009). What is digital media literacy and why is it important? Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 25th July 2012 from

Brown, Lucianne (2012). Digital Storytelling – Workshop Overview. Library of Congress Teaching Resources and  Governors State University. Retrieved from

Brown, June; Brown, Ted; & Bryan, Jan (2005). Twenty-first century literacy and technology in K-8 Classrooms. Innovate Volume 1, Issue 3. Retrieved from                                                                                

Hague, Cassie and Williamson, Ben (2009). Digital Participation, Digital Literacy, and Schools. Futurelab. Vol 8. Issue 10. Retrieved 2nd August from

Kaffel, Nicole (2007). Digital Storytelling: How to Create a Digital Story. University of Illinois. Retrieved from

Lambert, Joe (2010) Digital Storytelling Cookbook. Center for Digital Storytelling, Digital Diner Press, California. Retrieved from

Lascia, J.D (2006). Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps: Expert Tips on Creating a Polished, Professional Digital Video. Retrieved from:

Matthews-DeNatle, Gail (2008). Digital Storytelling – Tips and Resources. Educause and Simmons College. Retrieved from

Ohler, Jason (2007) Storytelling and new media narrative. [blog] Retrieved from

Pratt, Susie (2010). Digital Storytelling Guide. University of Wollongong, pp. 1-24.

Pierson, Melissa E. & Robin, Bernard R. (2005). A Multilevel Approach to Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom. University of Houston Press, pp. 1-8. Retrieved from

Terrell, Shelly (2011). Digital Storytelling. Technology 4 Kids. Retrieved from http://technology4kids.pbworks/w/page/244605567/DigitalStorytelling