From the 17. to the 19. of January 2014 the project “Heisse Zeiten” (Hot Times) from Germany organized a Storytelling Workshop in Cologne (Germany) with Guido Kowalski as their trainer. 18 participants produced stories with topics such as sustainability, climate change or the political situation in foreign countries.
The German Grimme Institute has published a brochure about the topic of Digital Storytelling. It explains how to organize a storytelling workshop, provides the reader with lots of tips and hints and informs about technical equipment and software as well.
The method of Digital Storytelling was presented on the Global Media Forum 2013 by Dávid Bán, Sarolta Berke and Guido Kowalski.
It was the hottest day of the year and the room was more than completely filled with people when the three trainers talked about their experiences and showed lots of digital stories to the audience.
This website offers you information, methods and news about the topic of Digital Storytelling. It gives you the opportunity to take part in this amazing way of sharing knowledge with others and it hopefully encourages you to use storytelling for your own issues too.
Here you can find trainers and get into contact with them, watch stories produced by or together with the trainers and get info about workshops or publications regarding DS.
If you have never heard about DS, we will give you a short summary about what exactly it is, its history and how you can create and publish your own story. We show you how easy storytelling can be and that even people with little computer skills are able to tell a DS without problems.
We will show you in how many different ways a digital story can be told and that these methods can be used for personal stories, school and university education, informal learning, historical chronicles and documentaries, arts or social concerns.
Whatever your aim is, DS is a great instrument to easily address a variety of target groups.
Tell your story, make them think.