It’s been said that everyone has a story to tell, and the shared
experience of storytelling can bring people together. Digital storytelling
gives students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and use their
This revised Australian edition of Award Winning Digital Storytelling Projects assists Year 2–10
students in the creation of effective digital storytelling and provides support
to teachers during the implementation process.
This book offers practical ideas on how to apply digital storytelling
in schools, with worksheets and lesson plans to accompany each story template.
These templates are available as downloadable resources, along with folders of
images, music and sound effects to get students started on their projects.
Story templates are provided to get students started on the
writing process and cover a wide range of year levels, curriculum learning
areas and writing styles. Stories can be built using video or slideshow
software, such as iMovie, PowerPoint and Corel VideoStudio.
Award Winning Digital Storytelling
Projects links with the
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) general capability, and also has
strong correlations to The Australian Curriculum: Media Arts. Digital
storytelling is also relevant to learning areas of the Australian Curriculum
such as English, history and geography, which call for students to demonstrate
their understanding of a topic using digital technology.