On the Web
The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
This site from the University of Houston provides examples, outlines the 7 elements of storytelling, provides tips & resources, offers tutorials, templates, & rubrics, and is just an all-around great resource to familiarize yourself with digital storytelling. (I’ve shown the digital story example on the home page to model for my students how their digital stories should look.)
PC: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
An e-book from Microsoft, this resource is a very useful jumping-off point and idea generator. Also provides links to tutorials on how to use Microsoft applications to create digital stories. I personally recommend pages 14-19 &22-24 if you need some cool ideas. (Note: some of the links no longer work.)
PC: Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators
Another e-book that has everything you need to walk you through the process. It specifically addresses creating PC digital stories using PhotoStory, Mixbook, VoiceThread, and Moviemaker. And it's free!
Mac: iMovie '11
This e-book will cost you around $10, but the guys at the Apple store highly recommend it for beginners and teachers.
PC: Tutorial for Making Animated PowerPoints
For those of you with PCs, this is a helpful video on YouTube.
Mac: Digital Storytelling with Keynote & GarageBand
Short tip sheet for Mac users.
Mac: Video Tutorials for iMovie '11
Available for a minimal fee from iTunes. Search for "Tutor for iMovie '11." I've used these videos to instruct my own students.
5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students
Fun & quick!
Integrating Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom
For teachers, by a teacher, this is a very useful list of resources.
Another valuable resource from the University of Houston