Whenever reading or listening to some stories incredible things are happening in our brains.All our senses are starting to work and an imaginary world is opening before us.
We are trying to imagine all places,scenes,characters, even the sounds and smell of certain things and everyone creates his/her own world with unique understanding and perception.
Though the mankind created films for making these images and concepts more real and to transfer all these feelings and emotions to the audience still they are not proper for classroom settings due to many factors such as length, concept, etc. So another alternative to films such as PowerPoint,Windows Movie Maker, other programs and applications are here for us to transform our imaginary world into more authentic and real one and to use these stories for classroom settings and for educational purposes.
So what is a digital storytelling and what advantages or disadvantages it has comparing to traditional paper and pen story writing . I would like to speak about advantages at first. Well, what makes digital storytelling more enjoyable is that you have the opportunity to combine and insert sound effects,images,even videos to make the story more impressive.
What is more important is that students can record themselves(develop their fluency and confidence in a course of time) ,create their own stories(develop creativity/ creative writing), search for additional information, negotiate ideas and collaborate with their partners.
Here is the digital story that I created ))