CATESOL 2009 ESL Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling: Projects that Engage the Whole Learner

Workshop presented by Ruth Gay, Elizabeth Clarke, & Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta College

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by reyesk



Hands-on: Make your own short digital story with voice-over narration in Windows Movie Maker
  • First, create a folder on the desktop
  • Then download photos from here into the folder:
  • Follow the handout and our demonstration to add a title, effects, transitions, and voice-over narration
  • The end project will be a short digital story!


ESL Digital Storytelling Guide:

Movie Maker Guide:

Ripping Music from a CD:

An online, free site as an alternative to Movie Maker: JayCut
Sample of a "movie" made with JayCut, by Kristi Reyes (topic: Intermediate-Level Writing Assessment Pilot)


Eli Clarke's MiraCosta College students' digital stories:

ESL Digital Storytelling Course at MiraCosta College blog:
ESL Digital Storytelling Course at MiraCosta College class pages: