Types of Stories
Below are four types of digital stories that you can create. While you are not limited to choosing only one of these, they are for reference on how to begin thinking about your digital story. Click on each type of story to learn more about them.
Persuasive writing, known as creative writing or an argument, is a piece of writing in which the writer uses words to convince the reader that the writer's opinion is correct with regard to an issue. Trying to make someone “buy into” an idea that you believe in. It’s fun to make commercials and video advertisements to demonstrate this idea. The range is open to a lot of things!
Instructional story is just like a digital lesson or lecture. You want to keep it short, between 3-5 minutes, so you want your focus to be very specific. Consider explaining some sort of scientific idea or theory (like gravity or the laws of motion), you could demonstrate a concrete idea about that topic. Or demonstrating a concept in math that might be difficult, design the problem so that it tells a story, like a movie problem solving. Have fun, but make sure that there is a focus and idea behind the humor. Informing something to someone in a way that they might not have thought about it helps connect the viewer to the author.
When you want to tell about history in a documentary type of way. These stories are fun to create and learn about. It is a great way to add in social studies, history, writing, reading, researching, the list goes on. Take a research project that you started in the past and make it into a digital history story!
The most memorable stories that you can create are those that are personal. These are stories that no one else can tell because they are through your own or relatives experience. Interview a grand parent, your mom or day, find stories that you didn’t ever know about. Blend family photos and letters and memorabilia, blend it together and have a masterpiece of a story.