Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound and video, to create a short movie (7 things you should know about digital storytelling). Digital storytelling is visually more engaging than traditional storytelling. The huge creative latitude empowered by digital storytelling has made it more and more popular among different users for various purposes. One of the purposes is for educational use. The accessibility of technology has provided opportunities for education not imagined a decade ago. And story-telling is a vital skill with seemingly unlimited applications. The combination of the two has made it a wonderful educational tool. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes (The educational uses of digital storytelling).
As a teacher, I personally would like to include digital storytelling into the curriculum. I would create my own stories and show them to the students as a new way to present routine material. An engaging digital story does a better job in capturing the attention of students and increasing their interest in exploring new ideas. Besides, including digital stories into curriculum could make some abstract content more understandable. Also, digital storytelling could also be used by students. Research topics will be given to students and they are allowed to create their own stories. This type of homework is more interesting than traditional paper work and students’ creativity could be better tapped.