Beliefs on Digital Storytelling with Students

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Beliefs on Digital Storytelling with Students

With a universal move towards digital environment, a concept lacks for no good thing, based on multiple forms of media used to enhance and express ideas that make much sense. To top it all, digital technology offers exuberant learning opportunities to learners socially and through excellent communicative means of language.

Children enjoy and love all creative ways to share what they are, what they understand, and what they feel, with the help of digital media. And it is proving to be much easier and convenient with each person to get acquainted with such technological advancement.

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Basically, short form of digital media production enables people to share aspects of their life story everyday. This form of storytelling helps with memory retention and communicates ideas in a way that it can be understood without much effort to remember. It creates a visual scenario of the concept/subject quite well, having the impact last for a considerable time.

Howbeit, there exists a shift from traditional storytelling style to digital storytelling techniques with students. Let us look at why students' interest in digital storytelling is speedily increasing as compared to a traditional storytelling method.

Unique options to express
All stories have a point to express. Primarily, it describes a need or a problem worthy of being addressed by the viewer and the presenter(you). Helps the audience to take note of the presentation. The unique options to express through this multimedia platform can be a combination of photographs, animation, music, video, text, sound and a narrative voice.

Multiple means of motivation
Multimedia form has a greater motivational drive to get anyone to learn more. When you share something, you get motivated to improvise in explaining concepts in a better way. For instance, utilisation of micromovie to share glimpses of information through photographic images or video footage, music, sound effects, and narrative; creates greater impact on the mind of an audience.

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Platform to connect with people and explore more
Witness varied types of engagement. Digital media has the power to hold you glued to the content. There is an emotional connect between the story presentation and the audience. Emotional materials depicted through music(soundtrack), photographs and power of voices, will help one explore content in depth from stories like Shakespeare to Matrix.

Economical and enjoyable
Since this media is very dynamic in nature, it allows you to have fun with whatever you've got, and run with knowledge as much and as long as you can. The ability to explore and produce good content on digital media can be worked out economically, depending on how creative you can get to present your need, and the availability of resources at hand.

Digital storytelling builds student engagement and multimedia literacy. For students who are currently growing up in a digital world, they have multiple chances to figure out newer ways to portray concepts and characters, mixed with creative and potential talents. Being practiced in schools by teachers and students; businesses; community centers; the use of digital storytelling technique has carved its mark as an effective and efficient media vehicle.

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