Digital storytelling are usually short, multimedia stories that present on a narrow topic. They can come in many forms, many of which are excellent for collaborative learning. Students could create a movie telling the story of their life or their family incorporating narration, music, and family pictures. They could create a soap opera, commercial, movie trailer or news segment with their classmates to target vocabulary and oral skills. Students could also create a fictional blog for a famous person or literary character to strengthen writing skills. Below are some examples of digital storytelling done by students at other schools across the country.
Single photo story - http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/example_stories.cfm?categoryid=22
Meograph - A tool to create digital stories based on Google maps and timelines.