DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Everyone has an interesting story to tell. What about you?

Participating in workshops led by a professional facilitator is the most basic way to create digital stories. Begin with a fact, an anecdote or piece of knowledge that we’d like to share, then narrate it in a few minutes utilizing images from our own creations or from other sources, while recording the creator’s voice. If it can be condensed into a two- to five-minute “mini-film” about a slice of our lives, that’s ideal.

In the workshops, we work in groups of 5-10 people, and there is an exchange in the “circle of stories” that facilitates the ideas and creation of each digital story.
It is not necessary to be knowledgeable about new technologies, but rather to be interested in learning more about them.You will need to digitize your own images, download new images from the internet, record the same voice, edit videos and audios with an online timeline editing program, and upload them online, among other things.

Based on the experience of the Center for Digital Storytelling in California, I learnt how to effectively convey storytelling seminars in 2010 at the UMBC New Media Studio. This is my first digital story, and it tells you a little about myself:

To illustrate how it works, the videos below are based on some of the workshops I’ve helped lead as a facilitator:

And some other exemples:

DST IN SECONDARY ENGLISH CLASSROOM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was studying for a Master en Formació del Professorat in order to become a Secondary Education Teacher in Spain.
Because there is no such thing as Media Literacy in Spanish universities, I had to do my specialization in English Language Teaching. Regardless, I was able to conduct research, implement Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, and apply it to English Language Learning. My final project and internship at Insitut Pedralbes in Barcelona both focus on language learning through digital storytelling.
A fantastic experience with numerous application possibilities!!