Digital Storytelling is an excellent addition to any content area. It's a great tool for improving reading and writing skills and can be used with all learners.

Here are some resources to consider when creating digital stories. (Please feel free to add any that you think are worthwhile.)

Free Images:

http://www.kitzu.org
These resources are for teachers to build their own digital media kits based on subject area and grade level from the Orange County Department of Education. They are tied to California standards but could be easily correlated to many Arizona standards.

http://www.pics4learning.com
Copyright-friendly images for students and teachers to use in multimedia projects. This resource is brought to you by our friends at Tech4Learning.

http://www.ideal.azed.gov
images from Discovery Streaming via IDEAL

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
American Memory, Library of Congress: collection of various types of media and documents

http://mciu.k12.pa.us/~spjvweb/cfimages.html
List of Image sites



Digital Storytelling Examples:

http://www.coe.uh.edu/digitalstorytelling/examples.htm
University of Houston

http://www.storycenter.org/stories
Center for digital storytelling


Other resources:

http://www.HallDavidson.net
Hall has materials from presentations, downloads and links to great sites to assist educators in creating fantastic multimedia projects.


Laura Sheehy's list of digital storytelling websites.