Slide show

Workshop Links


Let's talk about design:

Video Support


Click to download the workshop outline.


Planning & Assessment

The Story

  • What is the message that you wish to convey to your audience?
  • What is the goal of your project?
  • Who is your audience?

Storyboard Tools


Scoring Guide
Generic Digital Storytelling Rubric
Rubric Assessment

Finding Images

Where do I SEARCH for images online?
The best place to start your search is by finding sites that offer images that copyright friendly

Creative Commons

Share, Remix, Reuse — Legally
Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Here are some Creative Commons Collections you can use to start your serach


FlickrCC - is an site that searches Creative Commons images from Flickr it randomly chooses a different word to display images each time you visit and displays a large selection in one view which could be trouble. FlickrCC also lets you edit images right away through its own editor or Picnik image editor available in Flickr.

Here are 2 cool flickr search tools that give you the thumbnail and all the attribution information
Flickr Storm allows you to create a tray of "appropriate images" for younger students without having them search on their own

If you use the flickr site, you will want to do an advanced search for images Flickr has one of the largest collections of user hosted photos, but not all are creative commons licensed. It is important to get used to following a few simple steps to ensure that you are following fair use guidelines.
REMEMBER it is not necessary to ask permission, but it is always a good thing to let a someone know you are using their image and the purpose of your use.

More places

to find images from UM Tech resource wiki

Finding Video has editable clips that can be added to an assignment and shared with students

Idea launching points

Veterans' History Project
Veterans History Project: Ken Burns' Invitation to the YouTube Generation to capture the stories of WWII before they are gone:

Documentaries: Using Multimedia
Eager to Learn (Running time: 5:42)
At Moanalua High School, students use multimedia tools to shoot, edit, and narrate works on topics such as child labor. 8/5/200
Students Find Their Voices Through Multimedia (Running time: 7:41)
The San Fernando Education Technology Team helps Latino students deliver powerful messages through video and the Web. 7/1/2002

Learning About and Preserving Community History
The Geo-Literacy Project
Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders explore the geography and geology of their community by becoming historians, writers, and videographers.
The Story:
The Web Site: The Geo-Literacy Project:

Creating an Animated Video
Room to Learn: Trailer Bash

This I believe
Create podcasts or videos based on NPR's This I believe...

Teaching about film production

Discovery Education has an ENTIRE CURRICULUM from the American Film Institute for teaching about digital media production (note you will need to log in to United Streaming to access.