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Welcome to the midterm digital story assignment posts for our course.

Digital Storytelling is the practice of using digital media (computer-based technology tools) to tell stories.

Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally. - Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association

Our students started by reading Co-Instructor, Professor Walter R. Jacobs' ghostbox: a memoir, as a way to "conjure up our personal and social ghosts" (which is great material for stories). We used Joe Lambert's approach to digital storytelling at the Center for Digital Storytelling in the Bay Area.

Students learned about types of stories, did writing (using image-based prompts), shared their stories in a story circle, and learned Final Cut Express. What you see below (and under the category 3. OUR STORIES [midterm projects] are their first projects. Few students came in with technical or storytelling experience and others are brand new to creative writing, storytelling, and digital media.

ENJOY! and leave our students comments!

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Best,
Rachel
Co-Instructor

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