DS Websites

Digital Storytelling from the University of Wollongong Library, Wollongong, Australia

   Noel Broadhead, Liaison Librarian

Digital storytelling refers to short videos, usually two to three minutes in length. A Digital Story can be made from a range of audio and visual elements. The backbone of a Digital Story is a written script - approximately 250 words long. Your script is turned into an audio voice over and combined with visuals such as photos, drawings, diagrams, video, and animation to create a Digital Story.

This site includes a Digital Storytelling Guide in PDF which may be downloaded from:


Capture Wales

This BBC site ended in 2007, but still contains powerful digital stories about life experiences of people in Wales. A more recent website, Wales - Arts, is available at:


Center for Digital Storytelling

A non-profit organization in Berkeley, California, the CDS is rooted in the art of personal storytelling and is known for its DS workshops, training materials and multiple collaborations with community, business and education partners. The founder and executive director of the CDS, Joe Lambert, is considered the leader in the field of digital storytelling.


Creative Narrations

This Seattle-based website supports the use of new media, including digital storytelling, to promote social change.


Cybrary Man's Sigital Storytelling Website

The Cybraryman website is designed to be an online catalog of links to resources and articles about technology in education for students, teachers, and parents alike. This section of the main site includes numerous links to blogs, articles, resources, "how to's", etc about digital storytelling.


Digital Narratives

This website from The University of Wisconsin discusses what digital story telling is and why it is a good avenue for learning. It also shows examples from students and professors.


Digital Stories @UMBC

This site is from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It contains comprehensive resources about digital storytelling and a large project gallery.


Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive

This site shares the results of several years of research on digital storytelling by Matthias Oppermann (Bielefeld University, Germany) and Michael Coventry (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.).



This site from educator, Bernajean Porter, presents a comprehensive group of digital storytelling resources, examples, podcasts and more.


Helen Barrett's Digital Storytelling Website

This site contains resources for digital storytelling in education, the purpose for digital stories in electronic portfolios, and a thorough guide to the process of creating digital stories.


Integrating Digital Storytelling In Your Classroom

This site is designed to guide teachers through the process of designing, integrating, and assessing multi-disciplinary digital storytelling units and lessons. The site provides a comprehensive list of technical and educational resources, including links to multimedia computer application tutorials and examples of middle school digital stories.


Jason Ohler: Education and Technology: Art, Storytelling, Education and Technology

Resources for educators, parents, innovators, from Jason Ohler, author of the book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity.


Photobus - Digital Storytelling

Another great website from Daniel Meadows, who shares wonderful digital stories and insights about how they can be used to support the educational process.


Queensland Stories

The State Library of Queensland Australia’s project is to collect and display Queensland digital stories.


Storytelling in Australia

Daryll Bellingham's site that describes digital storytelling as a wonderfully creative and transforming process.


The Ohio State University Digital Storytelling Program

The Ohio State University Digital Storytelling Project website is a collaborative project created for the purpose of bringing more attention to digital storytelling and providing resources and information on how you can begin using this medium. Examples digital stories, resources for finding images and audio, and links to tutorials may be found on this site.


Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

   JD Lasica

How to create a polished, powerful digital story for yourself or your nonprofit Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, foundations, individuals. This is part of Creating Media, an ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media.


Hub for Teachers - Taking it Digital

This site from Discovery Education/Hub Television Networks writers includes the 'Taking it Digital' section which introduces DS, and gives valuable reasons why it should be integrated into the classroom. This website includes sections that introduce the basics of DS, has helpful links, lays out steps in the process of creating a digital story, sample rubrics and storyboards. The 'Examples' section includes digital stories created by students and teachers, while 'Tools & Resources' provides information about hardware, software, Web 2.0 Tools, and additional resources. 


DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Contests)

   Bulent Dogan, Assistant Professor, North American College, Houston, TX

DISTCO is a yearly digital storytelling contest open to all K-12 students and teachers in the US and internationally. The competition is held completely online and challenges students to create digital stories that demonstrate their skills in the use of research, writing, multimedia technology and creativity. 

A presentation that describes research results about the contest is online at:


A Best Practices Website for School Library Media Specialists

This website offers Best Practices for school library media specialists who want to introduce digital storytelling to their students.



StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.