The Digital Directors Guild is a project designed to help teachers develop digital storytelling projects for their classrooms. The Digital Directors Guild offers sample projects and teaching resources for all grade levels. The resources page of the Digital Directors Guild contains information regarding all stages of digital storytelling project development.
If you've never tried digital storytelling, the Digital Directors Guild offers good advice on getting started. The getting started advice includes directions for using free video editing software. The Digital Directors Guild also provides samples of finished projects.
Applications for Education
Digital storytelling is a great way to get kids excited about a topic. Through the creation of a digital story they become the directors of what can be consumed by their peers. Digital storytelling gives every student a chance to be active participants in their own learning and the learning experience of their peers.