Digital storytelling is a great way to engage student learning while offering a powerful assessment. Digital storytelling is the use of a digital device to tell a story. A comic strip, movie short, recorded audio, or digital flipbook are all examples of digital storytelling. This post focuses on apps for creating short movies. Before we get to the apps, I have a great example of digital storytelling in Math. This middle school student created a digital story about Adding and Subtracting Integers. Think for a moment of Bloom’s Taxonomy: This is a great example of the synthesis level of understanding.
On to the best apps for Digital Storytelling. These two videos created by Epic Tutorials give some great tips and recommendations of apps to use when creating movie shorts. These videos focus on the preproduction and filming stages. Enjoy!