Using Video With Students

   Video for the Classroom 



             Why Digital Storytelling Is Important 


 Digital Storytelling Powerpoint


Videos created by students can be a very educational learning project to develop higher order thinking with 21st century skills. Creating video content is a great way to get students engaged in real world assignments through which they can demonstrate their learning. Students should have the freedom to choose different strategies and approaches to have control for their creative work.  They will be more likely to approach other problems with an open mind because it will let them make sense of their learning. Digital Storytelling can let children express themselves using 21st century skills.


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Use stories as:

  • Personal expression
  • Narrative
  • Persuasive writing
  • Fact-based reports
  • Personal narratives
  • Instructional information
  • Historical stories
  • Book reports
  • Expository essays

Communicate with:

  • Words
  • Pictures
  • Graphics
  • Motion pictures
  • Voice
  • Music
  • Sounds



  • Develops reading and writing skills
  • Enhances creativity
  • Fosters knowledge management
  • Develops visual literacy skills
  • Develops technology skills
  • Work can be tied to national standards
  • Fosters presentation skills
  • Provides an audience for student writing
  • Fun and motivational
  • Provides a good outlet for personal expression and can be therapeutic


  • More than two dozen “digital story starter” templates covering a wide range of curriculum areas and writing styles
  • Student worksheets and teacher lesson plans to accompany each digital story starter
  • Resource folders of images, music and sound effects
  • Ten step model for developing a digital story
  • Chapter on production and project management tips
  • Rubrics for evaluating digital stories