Digital Storytelling
“the process of using images and audio to tell the stories of lives, events, or eras” (Roblyer & Doering, 2010, p. 353)
Of course, as would be expected there is more than one interpretation to the definition of digital storytelling. Daniel Meadows, a British photographer, educator and digital storyteller defines as “short, personal multimedia tales told from the heart.”

The basics of digital storytelling is using computer-based tools to tell stories. Usually digital storytelling contains some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music.Educational digital stories usually last anywhere between 2 & 10 minutes. The topics for digital storytelling is unlimited, although often one digital story will focus on one or possibly two topics only.

Some states in the U.S. (California, Colorado, and others) offer workshops for educators who wish to earn a certification in digital storytelling.

Tech & Learningis a site that offers a wide variety of technology resources as well as technology resources for education. There is a page entitled "Tips for Digital Storytelling". This article is an excellent resource for teachers. Another resource for a specific teacher's guide to digital storytelling is created by pbs; this is a guide created for students to create their own digital story based on the movie "American Family."

Multiple examples of digital stories (organized by topic) as well as some analysis of educational uses for digital storytelling are available from the University of Houston.