One kind of digital storytelling that I would love to try out with students is a “choose your own adventure” style project. You-tube annotations make this kind of digital storytelling easy and fun. With Youtube annotations, you can add hotspots and links into your video to make it interactive. Here is a video about the different types of Youtube annotations.
Though this is a slightly silly movie to show students how to make a choose your own ending adventures, I think most kids would be quite receptive to it’s style.
Here is the amazing Youtube adventure these guys created.
I think this type of storytelling is super creative because you need to think up all different kinds of possibilities. It’s like having the kids write many stories in one. I love the fact that by clicking one ending or another that it takes you to a different Youtube clip. I hope to help a class do a project like this is the near future. It just looks like so much fun.
Note: To see annotations, they must be on. Please make sure they are on.