This bibliography represents a compilation of best information sources for digital storytelling. Since sources may be useful for more than one aspect of digital storytelling, all are listed alphabetically by author (or title, if the author is unknown).


Bristol Stories. (n.d). Resources. Retrieved October 22, 2007, from

This website provided several links to relevant digital storytelling websites. Also provided is a list of media that is available for use for digital storytelling as well as different software and tools available.

Buzzeo, T. (2002). Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing Inc.
Buzzeo emphasizes the importance of collaboration between teachers an librarians.  She includes summaries of a number of studies completed by Lance through the Library Research Service, including the Colorado and Pennsylvania studies described in the research section of this website.

Center for Digital Storytelling. (n.d.). Retreived October 30, 2007, from
The Califonia-based Center for Digital Storytelling is dedicated to the art of digital storytelling.  The Center offers workshops and a variety of resources, including case studies. They also link to a number of digital stories.

Chung, S. K. (March 2007). Art Education Technology: Digital Storytelling [Electronic version].  Art Education, 60(2), 17-22.
Chung advocates integrating digital storytelling into the art education curriculum.  She describes the process of creating a digital story and the benefits of using digital storytelling in the classroom.

Daminco, James. (2006). Exploring Freedom and Leaving a Legacy: Enacting New Literacies with Digital Texts in the Elementary Classroom [Electronic version]. Language Arts, 84(1), 34-44.
Describes “new literacy” as it relates to digital technology and provides research and advice on how to incorporate this into the elementary school fifth grade curriculum.

Davis, Alan. (2005). Co-authoring Identity: Digital Storytelling in an Urban Middle School. Then Journal (1). Retrieved October 19, 2007, from
ollows the efforts – and frustrations of three 8th graders, two African-American boys and one Nigerian girl, as they develop their unique digital stories with assistance from college volunteers in an after-school program.

DigiTales. (2004). DigiTales: The Art of Digital Storytelling. Retrieved on October 22, 2007, from
This website provided a list of six elements that made a good digital story. Also, a thorough evaluation procedure was included.

Farmer, L. (2004). Using Technology for Digital Storytelling: Tools for Children [Electronic version]. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 10(2), 155-168. 
Farmer's academic article describes the importance of storytelling in children's lives.  She then moves on to the importance of digital storytelling because of its integration of storytelling with technology.  She describes ways to incorporate technology into both booktalks and storytelling and provides evidence of the importance of both.

Fasick, Adele M. (1998). Managing Children’s Services in the Public Library (2nd ed.). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
A new manager's guide to everything you need to know during your first year on the job.  It deals with a variety of issues such as intellectual freedom, censorship, electronic communication, and relating to other departments within the library. Chapter 14 deals with funding issues and budgets. This resource would be good for library students and experienced librarians as well.

The Foundation 1000: In-depth Profiles of the 1000 Largest U.S. Foundations. (2007)New York: The Foundation Center.
A list of the donors that give the largest contributions to organizations.  As the title suggests, only the top 1000 donating agencies are listed. Facts are verified by contacting foundation officials directly.

The Foundation Center's Guide to Grant Seeking on the Web. (2007). New York: The Foundation Center.
This book starts out with a plug for the Foundation website and directs you to the foundations learning lab.  It also includes over three thousand other grant web sites and non-profit sites.  The step-by-step instructional guide in the first chapter is visual, clear and concise.

Foundations Directory: Directory of New and Emerging Foundations. (1998). New York: The Foundation Center.
A guide to most of the major foundations that in the United States. It doesn't list small foundations but it does give detailed information about each listed foundation including specific donations given the previous year. The guide also indexes by name or subject.

The Foundation Yearbook; Facts and Figures on Private and Community Foundations, Appendix C. (2007). New York: The Foundation Center.
A statistical guide to the foundations listed in the other directories. Information about donations by subject is one of many statistics listed here. There are charts and graphs as well as tables showing the breakdown of percentages per type of donation and recepient.  Appendix C specifically lists what libraries are hosts to a Foundation Center cooperating collection.

Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers, and Donors. (2007 ed.). New York: The Foundation Center.
A comprehensive guide to all foundations large and small in the United States that donate money to organizations or individuals. The foundations are listed by name only. One of sixty publications developed by the Foundation Center.

Hodgson, Kevin. (2005). Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Tell Stories. Retrieved on October 22, 2007, from n%20Page.htm.
This website offers insightful tips for evaluating digital storytelling projects. An example rubric is available at this site. Useful tools and websites for creating a digital story are also provided.

Hopkins, Candice. (2006).  Making Things Our Own: The Indigenous Aesthetic in Digital Storytelling [Electronic version]. Leonardo, 39(4), 341-344.
Hopkins describes how oral storytelling traditions of Native Americans can find new life in digital storytelling format.

Howell, Dusti D., & Howell, Deanne K. (2003). Digital Storytelling: Creating an eStory. Worthington, OH: Linworth.
This book described the steps for creating a digital story in detail. Many aspects were discussed including images, software, videos, copyrights, etc. Appendixes provided storyboard examples.

Howell, Dusti., & Howell, Deanne.(2003). What's Your Digital Story? [Electronic version]. Library Media Connection, 22, 40-1.
Basic tips for creating a digital story were established in this article. Reasons for incorporating digital stories into a teaching environment and the effects it has on learning were also discussed.

Joseph, Linda C. (2006). Digital Storytelling [Electronic version]. MultiMedia&Internet@Schools, 13(4), 13-16.
Joseph provides information about creating digital stories as well as indicating the National Standards digital storytelling in the classroom can meet.  Her review of sixteen websites profiles the tools needed, lessons plans, story ideas, examples, and practical advice for teachers hoping to implement digital storytelling in their classrooms.

Kajder, S.B. (2006). Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
In a chapter titled "Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling," Kajder describes her successful experience with digital storytelling with reluctant readers.  Her students reacted well to the project and demonstrated increased motivation to learn.  In addition, Kajder provides tips for creating digital stories in schools that lack up-to-date technology.

Kajder, S.B. (2004). Enter Here: Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling [Electronic version]. English Journal, 93(3), 64-68.
The article provided a step-by-step guide on how to construct a digital story. Also, procedures for evaluating a digital story were available.

Kajder, S. & Swenson, J.A. (May 2004). Digital Images in the Language Arts Classroom [Electronic version].  Learning and Leading with Technology, 31(8), 18-19, 21, 46.
Kajder and Swenson provide illustrations of the ways digital storytelling can be implemented in the classroom.  They give specific examples of the benefits of digital storytelling and describe a study in which students demonstrated increased reading comprehension through the use of digital storytelling.

Maier, Robert Brick and Mercedes Fisher. (2006-2007). Strategies for Digital Storytelling via Tabletop Video: Building Decision Making Skills in Middle School Students in Marginalized Communities.  Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 35(2), 175-192.
Maier and Fisher's study of the use of digital storytelling with low reading and writing level students demonstrates the importance of the technology in the language arts classroom.  They provide a literature review which discusses previous studies and indicate how their study furthers the research of others.  This study was particularly helpful in exploring the impact of digital storytelling in an educational setting.

National Guide to Funding for Women and Girls. (1991). New York: The Foundation Center.
A compilation of foundations that specifically give to causes related to women and girls.  The same detail that is given in the Foundations Directory is given here although it is not as current as the previous.  There is a subject index.

Ohler, Jason. (2005). The world of digital storytelling [Electronic version]. Educational Leadership, 63(4), 44-47.
Ohler, a leader in the field of digital storytelling and creator of a website devoted to teaching others about using digital storytelling in the classroom, uses this article to explain the process of digital storytelling.  Ohler suggests that the digital technology has worked well with his students, but he also emphasizes the need to teach storytelling through writing and spoken language before moving on to digital technology.  He describes the three parts needed to develop, or map a good digital story: a significant event in a characters life, problems that have to be solved and the result of that resolution, and how the character changes as a result of the event and the transformation.  Ohler also spends a significant amount of time discussing ways to tie digital storytelling to curricular demands and the ways in which digital storytelling enhances students' skills in media literacy, writing, and reading.

Robin, Bernard R. (2005). Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling. Retreived October 30, 2007, from
This comprehensive website includes educational goals and objectives, step by step instructions for creating a digital story, examples, technological tools and more.  It also offers information regarding how to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of digital storytelling in education and offers a list of resources and materials. 

Satterfield, Brian. (2007). Eight Tips for Telling Your Story Digitally. Retrieved October 22, 2007, from
Brian Satterfield's article provides tips for creating a digital story. This tips may be helpful for a novice story maker.

Trezza, Alphonse F. (1970). An Evaluation of State Supported Library Programs for the Disadvantaged in Illinois. Chicago: Social, Educational, Research, and Development.
This report was evaluating Illinois state funded library programs for the disadvantaged. It provides some great insight on different aspects that should be included when evaluating any type of state funded library program.

Ware, Page D. (2006). From Sharing Time to Showtime! Valuing Diverse Venues for Storytelling in Technology-rich Classrooms [Electronic version]. Language Arts, 84(1), 45-54.  
Ware chronicles the experiences of four students who developed digital stories through Digital Underground Storytelling for Youth (DUSTY), a literacy and technology program in a
low-income northern California area.

Woodburn, Rachel. (2005). Maricopa Learning Exchange: Digital Storytelling Premiere: One World, Many Voices. Retrieved on October 22, 2007, from
Maricopa Learning Exchange provides an archived grant proposal for digital storytelling. A section demonstrates how one would evaluate a successful program.

Zweizig, Douglas, et al. (1993). Evaluating Library Programs & Services: Tell It. Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This book evaluates libraries programs and services that are implemented. It discusses different evaluation methods and well as choosing the effective method for your program


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