Digital storytelling comes in many different forms. One main outlet for digital storytelling is YouTube, no surprise there. Everyone tells stories on a daily, but with thanks to technology it has created a different outlet for everyone to use their creativity through storytelling. Blogging is another popular outlet. Children are also learning to digital story tell in some schools here in the United States. I think it is great that there doing that in order to keep up with technology. Digital storytelling is also a great way for people to tell a story using music, text, photos, and more. Some digital storytelling is done through obvious forms such as film, and art. It is really important for children to learn how to be creative at a young age. If we teach kids how to do this it will help them learn to become more creative thinkers. This video shows elementary students using a Mac computer program to create there digital stories. Do you think this could be negative for children to learn at such a young age, or is it only positive?
But when I personally think of digital storytelling this video comes to mind…
Marriage proposals have been popular on YouTube for a while now. This proposal was an awesome, heartfelt, and definitely took a lot of time to create. It was unlike any other proposal I have seen on YouTube. Flash-mob is becoming overplayed, but this video was recently done and we may see more like this soon. Justin Baldoni created this 27 minute proposal. Yes, I know 27 minutes seems like a long time but, I bet you watch every second of it. He takes you through some precious memories that they have shared throughout their time together. I have to say my favorite part is when him and his friends dance to the classic, “I’ll make love to you” by Boyz II men. Who doesn’t love some Boyz II Men. He really outdid himself by bringing her family there. What makes this good storytelling is that it is not predictable and it has a meaningful outcome.
Quigley, R. (2014). Retrieved February 3/2014, 2014, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2454617/Justin-Baldoni-makes-27-minute-long-video-pop-big-question-girlfriend-Emily-Foxler.html