Okay, here's a few links to sites with Digital Stories:
The Center for Digital Storytelling has a whole slew of digital stories.
Here's some digital stories created by your fellow U of M students in a class co-taught by Walt Jacobs.
Media that Matters has some interesting stories. Just click on the images to the right of the short intro film that plays when you first go to the site.
Helpful reminders and tips:
The assignment due by 5 pm next Monday requires you to view two digital stories and analyze one of them. Your analysis must be about 200 words long, must be posted to the blog and must contain (at least) the link to the story you are analyzing.
To post a link: First drag your cursor over the title of the digital story you are linking to in order to highlight it. Then click the link button on the toolbar [it looks like a chain]. Clicking on that button opens a pop up window into which you can paste the url of the website you want us to view. All we need to do to view the link is click it. I tried to do this in the entry preceding this one (scroll down) but was foiled in linking directly to the video I wanted so I found I had to give you readers a few directions to help you find the right movie.
If you want you can also embed the video to the blog. This requires a couple more steps. I found a digital story I liked on the Center for Digital Storytelling website but was not clever enough to figure out how to get the code from the site to embed it on our blog, so I searched and found it on YouTube. At YouTube they actually have a little box called "Embed" which contains the code to embed video on a blog or website. It looks like this:
All you need to do here is COPY the code contained in the Embed box.
Once you've copied the code in the box, return to the blog and click on the button to switch the blog entry mode from WYSIWYG mode to HTML mode. This button is on the toolbar on the far right side and looks like this:
After you click on it, the entry you're writing will stop looking normal and have a bunch of code and weird symbols and characters that make sense to your friends in Computer Science but looks like gibberish to most of the rest of us. When you get this page in HTML mode, paste the code from the embed box from YouTube (or the code from wherever you found your story) at the end of your entry. Click preview and see if it works before you Save and publish your entry.