via Media Specialist’s Guide

Julie Greller’s blog A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there’s also a link to some free ebooks. In this post, she offers a list of links to resources for digital storytelling.


Center for Digital Storytelling

Creative Educator– 4 articles on digital storytelling

Digital Directors Guild– assists educators with their digital storytelling projects

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom– from Microsoft Education

Digital Storytelling in Language Arts

Digital Storytelling in the Science and Math Classroom

Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators– 120 page pamphlet (download) written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (Creative Commons Attribution 2.5)

The Elements in Digital Storytelling

The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Integrating Digital Storytelling in Your Class Resources

Making Stopmotion Movies– information on how to create stopmotion and claymation movies

Tech4Learning Blog– lots of wonderful posts regarding ways to tell stories, including claymation

100+ Digital Storytelling Tools for Your Digital Selves part I

100+ Digital Storytelling Tools…part II

Aniboom– animation studio

Animoto– create video slide shows

Big Universe– for younger children Blurb– prices start at $10.95 (small book) discounts on quantity orders


BookemonBoomWriter– students write a book together; class gets one free copy (free shipping)

Chogger– create comics

ClassikTV– create a movie by adding subtitles to old movie scenes

Creaza– suite of creative tools, including cartoonist, movie editor, audio editor and mindmaps


Digital Storytelling with the iPad

DigiTales– create 3-5 minute stories from these types: living memories, beyond words, itza wrap

Do Ink– create Flash-style animations using a “simple and friendly vector editor

Domo Animate– free animation website offers characters with dialogue, backdrops and special effects

Glogster– drag and drop text, images, audio, video drawings and more; premium edition has no ads

Google Search Stories– uses YouTube, so if your school blocks it you’re out of luck

A Hotlist on Digital Storytelling

JellyCam Stop Motion Maker

Juxio– interactive posters for the classroom

Kerpoof– make movies, cards, drawings,pictures, tell stories; for grades K-8; site also has lesson plans and teacher tools.

Lightning Bug -assists students in writing a story from finding an idea to finishing the story

Little Bird Tales– for very young children


Microsoft’s Digital Storytelling in the Classroom


Museum Box

My eBook– create novels, comics, magazines, brochures

My Story Maker– for younger kids; interactive digital story creator

Myths and Legends– online digital storytelling site

Our Story– create a collaborative timeline

PicLits– students are given a picture with a list of keywords to inspire them to write a story about that picture

Picture Book Maker– create an online children’s book

Pinball– helps students get started with ideas which are bounced around

Projeqt– visual storytelling

Shiddoni– create an imaginary world with animals

Simplebooklet– create online newsletters, presentations (education version)

Smilebox– mix photos, videos and music into a multimedia presentation

Stage’d– create animated comics

Story Tools

Storybird– “short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read and print

Storyboard Template-choice of different templates

Student Publishing– “Publish individual student stories or have them each contribute to a classbook.”; resources for librarians, teachers and parents; many FREE projects.

ThumbScribes– online collaboration of poems, short stories, fiction, novellas

Tikatok– for younger children

Voice Thread– group conversations around images, documents, videos; Voice Thread in the Classroom.

What-if Questions Genie 

Widbook– create, collaborate and share books

Xtranormal-create online movies using their characters who speak what you write for them; $$

ZooBurst-create a 3D pop-up book


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