As part of the Australian Government Quality Teachers program, I investigated digital storytelling in 2006. My activity was designed to take only a few lessons, but students achieved some wonderful stories in a short space of time, learnt skills they could apply to the many powerpoints they construct for assessment and had lots of fun. The following presentation provides details on how to go about this. Obviously there would be changes now as we have Powerpoint 2007, but the principles are still similar. Examples that I particularly liked for various reasons are included in following posts for inspiration. Slideboom is good because it includes the powerpoints with animation in a form that can be blogged, but it is a lot slower than the original so please make allowances, and you will need to click to proceed through some of these, just like in powerpoint.
From 2003-2006, I used powerpoint with groups of students over a couple of lessons and we had fun and learnt a lot about digital storytelling, inlcuding choose your own adventure stories. I have now discovered slideboom http://www.slideboom.com , which allows sharing of these stories on this blog while retaining the animation. I will inlcude some more examples in further posts.