“Digital storytelling is the modern expressions of the ancient art of storytelling” said Prof.Helen Barnet. That’s a really good definition for it. Digital storytelling is creating digital stories by using mobile devices, computers.

It’s getting high demand because it can help you in a lot of aspects.

  • If you’re a teacher, it may help you getting attention in classes.
  • When learning foreign language, it can help you.

There are some tools you can use for digital storytelling Tellegami, Storybird etc.

Here’s an example how a Storybird poem looks like:



Dual coding theory refers to dual channels for processing and starring visiual and verbal information.

  • Texts are processed and coded in verbal systems.
  • Pictures are processed both in the visual and verbal systems.

When people integrate both words and pictures in a meaningful construction, meaningful learning occurs.


Technology-Centered Approach: The focus is on the capabilities of cutting edge technology.

Learner-Centered Approach: The focus is on the way that people learn and process information.


Multimedia Principle: Words and graphics together are more conductive to learning than words or graphics alone.

Coherence Principle: Irrelevant materials may distract the learner. So, all unnecessary informations, excessive use of words, pictures and sounds must be eliminated.

Voice Principle: People learn better when words are spoken in a standart-accented human voice than in a machine voice or foreign-accented human voice. 

There are some factors affects learner such as, gender and speaker’s emotions.

Segmenting Principle: Segmenting of information is breaking everything down into bite-size segments. This principle says that complex subjects must be broken into smaller parts to help learners to make learning easier.

Redundancy Principle: People can’t focus when they both hear and see the same verbal message during a presentation. So, different ways of giving information cause cognitive overload. That is, avoiding narration and identical text will a good way. Learner can learn better just with animation and narration.

Modality Principle: Learner will learn better when information explained by audio narration than on-screen text.

Congnitive Overload: Our memory can retain only a certain amount of information simultaneously. The more information delivered at once, the more likely the students won’t learn.


It allows people to see nearly all around the world without even going there.Everybody can use virtual field trip to entertain themselves.Teachers can use this in the classrooms with students to consolidate learning.

There are a lot of sites you can use for virtual trips, such as Global TrekGlobal Lit Trips, Arounder etc.