Digital Storytelling

6 Abril 2017

Many examples f digital stories in the websie: 

and the example of a peer

The Falconer Next Door –


5 April 2017

My second digital story is about «Portugal before Democracy»

script Portugal before democracy

storyboard Before Democracy

My video made with WMM and Audacity


29 March 2017


Articles about the evolution of digital storytelling and tips on creating a digital story:

The Evolution of Digital Storytelling Technologies: From PCs to iPads and e-Books

Personal Narrative & Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 1]

Personal Narrative & Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 3]

28 March 2017

An improved version of my digital story «Ethnographic aspects of portuguese culture»:

  • framed photos in a powerpoint 16:9 and made images of each slide
  • included a few more video clips (about 30 sec) on other folk musics of other regions of the country
  • reviewed the script, a bit more extended
  • new narration in digital voice tracer
  • new edition in audacity joinning a clip of music at the beginning, the narration and music at the end
  • completed the credits
  • reviewed the subtitles

27 March 2017

Free music and sounds repositories:

Week 3 readings:

The following articles provide information about audio, recording, Creative Common licenses, and finding and downloading royalty-free music:


26 March 2017

The first assignment was to make a storyboard and script for a digital story on a topic of choice. I chose «Ethnographic aspects of portuguese culture»

Script Ethnographic aspects of portuguese culture

storyboard Ethnographic

25 March 2017

Digital storytelling template –

Week 2 reading materials:

Downloadable storyboard templates

PowerPoint-storyboard-template.ppt (from the Bio 7 Digital Storytelling Project)
Storyboard Worksheet (from Tech4Learning)
Digital Storytelling Storyboard Template (from Jason Ohler)



24 March 2017

The course «Digital Storytelling» –  is promoted by the University of Houston in Coursera. I joined the course a little bit late, on its 2nd week.

Week 1 reading materials:

But after watching the videos of the 1st week I’ve made a few graphics on the basic elements of Digital Storytelling:






Week 1 assignment


Course Syllabus

Topic 1: Choosing a topic and purpose

Topic 1 introduces you to the basics of digital storytelling. You will learn to identify the fundamental elements of a good digital story and review examples used by educators across a varied curriculum. By the end of Topic 1, you will be able to choose a topic and define the purpose of the story you will create for your classroom.

Week 1 course resources:

Topic 2: Writing an effective script and creating a storyboard

Topic 2 focuses on scriptwriting as you learn the steps in developing and writing a script for a digital story. You will explore the basic elements of a script, such as introduction, character development, tension and resolution that are necessary in developing a useful script. By the end of this topic, you will begin to understand the important steps and elements of scriptwriting. You will also learn to recognize the importance of selecting appropriate images and the value of creating a storyboard. During Topic 2, you will also explore several useful ways to choose images for your digital story, including taking your own photos with a digital camera, using software applications to create charts, graphs and other images, and finding and downloading images from the web based on size, quality, type and usage rights. A step-by-step approach will be used to illustrate how these images will be used to support your script as a part of creating a digital story. By the end of this topic you will be able to envision your story’s script in a visually interesting and useful storyboard.

Week 2 course resources:

Topic 3: Recording audio narration

In Topic 3, you will learn to record audio narration using digital devices such as a smartphone or audio recorder so that your voice can be added to the digital story you will create. You will gain hands-on experience using some of the most common features of audio recording software to create high quality audio narration. In addition, you will explore ways to improve your audio recording with basic editing tools. You will also learn how to find and download appropriate background music that is in the public domain or is free of copyright restrictions for your digital story.

Week 3 course resources:

Topic 4: Using technology to build a digital story

In Topic 4, you will learn to use WeVideo, a free online video editing application to assemble all of the elements (text, images, narration, music) to create the full version of your digital story. In addition, you will learn to use basic editing techniques to improve your digital story so that all of the components of your story fit together and look and sound good.

Week 4 course resources:



Topic 5: Revising, publishing and sharing the final digital story for use in the classroom

In Topic 5, you will revise the final version of your digital story, publish it online and discuss how it might be used in the classroom to support teaching and learning. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on the digital storytelling process and discuss the challenges you faced, how you dealt with these challenges, the most significant things you learned during the course, and how you think you might use digital storytelling in the future.

Week 5 course resources: