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- choose a genre, famous painting background, add characters (also from famous works of art), props, and then tell the story.
- type out the story or record the story in your own voice
- share via email.



The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Create mp3 and other audio sound files that can then be uploaded to a blog or other space
It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Also check the audacity Wiki and Forum for more information.notes for getting started with Audacity here.


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mashup tool that lets you create a video from your images and music, can then embedd or email on


Australian Centre for the Moving Image

BBC – Digital Storytelling__




starSean.gif Multi-Media FriendlyCeltx helps you pre-produce all types of media - film, video, documentary, theater, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, videocasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.

All In OneUnlike scriptwriting software and sites, you can use Celtx for the entire pre-production process - write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule production, and prepare detailed and informative production reports for cast and crew.

Fully IntegratedCeltx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file - eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for 'paper and binder'.
World Community of Media CreatorsMore than 250,000 media creators in 160 countries create with Celtx in over 20 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools - many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.
The Best of The Desktop & The WebCeltx is a desktop application that delivers the most fluid writing and editing experience. You can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. With Celtx you can also work at any time off-line and privacy is never a concern.

Centre for Digital Storytelling


Centre for Media Literacies


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this page lists a range of free comic strip creators

Creative Keys

– Digital Storytelling Article



DST designed for VET


DigiTales ' website provides ideas, resources and inspiration for families, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, churches and everyone else ready to discover the power and magic of merging the art of storytelling with the enchantment of using digital tools. Let all DigiTales StoryKeepers be heard far and wide!

Digital Kids Club:

Digital storytelling in the classroom
Digital storytelling is not just for language arts!
This site gives six elements for effective storytelling, and suggests lesson plans and activities.
The stories being told by the storyteller do not all need to be personal memories or fictional tales.
Non-fictional content storytelling allows sharing of what students know and understand about topics with a special twist

Digital Quill

There is no substitute for the therapeutic, at times cathartic, joy of revealing story and making meaning the old-fashioned way: with paper and pen. That’s the “Quill,” which connotes a time when storytelling was an art that everyone could participate.
The contrast comes from the “Digital” part. Once a storyteller has the verbal tale completed, it can reach full bloom with the addition of images, voice, soundtrack, and a bit of judicious visual creativity. While I enjoy the tech. aspect, we must remember that the “Digital” is subordinate to the “Storytelling.”

Digital Storytelling Network

Digital Storytelling Storyboard - PDF 144 KB

Digital Storytelling Checklist - PDF 150 KB

Educational uses of DST

Electronic portfolios

Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.
- Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association



How to document using video, photography, and audio. A new tips page.


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social story telling

Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.'s DST eportfolio site


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Resizing Images


Slideshows and Presentations Videograpy Taking Photos


make stop motion videos using your webcam or a bunch of photos

Jeri Hurd's Film Studies Page


Machinima (muh-sheen-eh-mah) is filmmaking within a real-time,
3D virtual environment, often using 3D video-game technologies.
In an expanded definition, it is the convergence of filmmaking, animation and game development.
Machinima is real-world filmmaking techniques applied within an interactive virtual space
where characters and events can be either controlled by humans, scripts or artificial intelligence.

Mashable's 150 Online Video Tools


Microsoft PhotoStory
PS3_hero_pt1.jpgCreate movies clips from photos and images
pan/zoom and motion options
add tiles, voice overs and text

Windows Movie Makers – Photostory3
Windows Photostory

Movie Plot Generator

automatically generates new movie plots each time you refresh your browser
The plots are very simple and based around two characters and an, often strange, scenario.

Movie Lovers Guide to Film Language

Primary Access

PrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.

PrimaryAccess MovieMaker enables you to combine text, audio and images into compelling personal narratives and digital stories, with a simple movie-making process. Steps like scripting, recording and saving are entirely Web-based--no software to install--and the movies are easy to retrieve and share.

PrimaryAccess StoryBoard enables you to create comic strips and slideshows by combining images, thought bubbles, props and actors. All steps are entirely Web-based--no software to install--and the comics are easy to publish and share.

PrimaryAccess Rebus makes it easy to create a Rebus using primary source documents. A Rebus (Latin for ’by things”) is a written story that uses pictures as parts of the text. PrimaryAccess Rebus encourages students to explore primary sources by creating crops of those sources and using them to tell a story.


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Story boards

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templates will give you the first few pages of a book idea that you can complete on your own.

Start now with a few empty pages. Some random props and scenes will be selected to help you start.


virtual puppeteers
Share videos, Create compilations, Add slides and annotations
cool way to view and access free flickr photos
Film Australia - Digital Resource Finder


A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos
and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities and pick which comments are shown through moderation.
VoiceThreads can even be embedded on web sites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs as archival movies.
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world.
All with no software to install.

Get a Voki now!

a talking avatar that you can embed into a blog or wiki.
You can create your voki using a range of facial and other features
before adding your own voice, or a computer generated voice.
You do have to be over 13 to sign up

Dr Phil Davies Article