Are you a family history storyteller? Do you tell digital stories of your ancestors? Where do those stories come from? How do you create and share them?
My aim this month is to provide five specialist tips for your digital storytelling projects!
- Episode 1: How to choose your story?
- Episode 2: How to create your script?
- Episode 3: How to record your narrative?
- Episode 4: How to prepare your slide deck?
- Episode 5: How to create your digital story?
Let’s set the background for these tips in context!
I am a keen family history storyteller and I love creating and sharing the stories of my ancestors with my family, my followers and my learners.
My stories document the lives of my ancestors and family members who have passed on. I am speaking about the dead, not the living. The stories may have impact on the living but are not directly about them.
My Allery family have Celtic roots with connections in England and Wales. I am married to a Scot, and his McCulloch family have connections in Scotland. To date I have not found any links to clan members in Ireland; but that may unfold as I do my family history research.
I created the Digital Storytelling Online course this year to help others to create their stories. This was developed in response to requests for digital storytelling learning in local communities, and here is their feedback:
Pauline Wilson: I really enjoyed this course and was able to create a complete digital story through this process. There was an amazing range of resources!
Kathleen Zarubin: Excellent! Fantastic overview of the process and the requirements. Great information and examples included!”
You may wish to complete this Online Quiz to see if this type of learning is right for you!
If your appetite is whetted, you can now view the first set of lessons free and decide then if you wish to enrol in the whole course. The DST Online course is accessible here!