Digital Storytelling

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What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell a story. Through this modern tool students demonstrate their understanding with images, narration, videos, text, & music. Several courses at Pace University have already incorporated digital stories into the curriculum, including meteorology, marketing and English courses. To learn more about digital storytelling and its applications in the classroom, please view the presentation below:

Last Updated: June 2014

Getting Started with Digital Storytelling:

There are a variety of tools that can be used to create digital stories. Download our comparison chart to view some options that have been tested by the Office of Academic Technology. For help with any of these tools please view the tutorials below or contact


Digital Storyelling Resources:

These resources provide instructions on incorporating sound and external videos in digital stories. Please view Digital Storytelling Resources for legal sources of external music, images and videos.

  • Digital Storytelling Resources This guide is a compliation of resources for finding music, images and videos that can be legally downloaded and used in your projects. It also includes isnstructions for downloading these materials on your computer.
  • Digital Storytelling Technical Resources Instructions for recording voiceovers, adding effects to audio and downloading video clips.
  • Storyboard A printable handout for planning your digital story.
  • Video Tutorial: iMovie An overview for creating a digital story with iMovie (Mac users only).
  • Video Tutorial: Windows Live Movie Maker An overview for creating a digital story with Windows Live Movie Maker (PC users only).


Other Resources:

Checkout these digital-storytelling realted tools used by other Pace faculty. These tools are less intensive, but still work with multi-media.

  • Glogs: Create interactive posters that include text, graphics, music, videos and other types of media called “glogs.” Glogster EDU enables instructors to create course accounts to gather all of the glogs of a class in one place.
  • Padlet: Formerly called “wallwisher,” this interactive poster tool allows multiple contributors.
  • Voicethreads Captures a group discussion about a single artifact, such as a picture, document, presentation, video, or a combination of several artifacts. Users can participate though webcam, microphone, telephone, text or file upload.  They can also interact with the artifact through annotations or drawings
  • Tar Heel Reader Allows users to create eBooks published to the Tar Heel Reader site.