Earlier this year, our participants completed a series of digital storytelling workshops at the Matt Talbot. Over the course of 6 weeks, our group constructed their own stories before presenting them in digital format. Our group chose from a wide range of multimedia tools to showcase their stories including audio clips, video animation and online publications. What made each story special is that every participant narrated their story using their own voice.
Digital storytelling provides a range of benefits that are both educational and personal in nature. The use of multimedia tools enabled individuals to build on their digital literacy skills. Each participant also learnt how to use the Movie Maker editing tool on Windows which further developed these skills. Crafting their stories gave our participants a chance to tell their stories and reflect on their journey. A common initial reaction to being presented with the challenge of creating a digital story is one of apprehension, with many individuals unsure as to whether they have a story worth telling within them. These workshops are a way of recognising the fact that, of course, every one of us has a story to tell!
At the end of the workshops, the stories were played in front of a small audience of group members and participants were presented with certificates.
Last modified: December 7, 2017