During Three Days of Discovery participants explored the elements of digital storytelling through a review of audacity and an introduction to photostory3. Photostory3 is a free Microsoft production tool that can be used to organize digital photos along an event’s timeline by adding special effects. The special effects editing features in photostory3 allows digital creators the ability to add transitions, motion, sound, and titles, to a production.
The participants also learned the relationship between Audacity and photostory3 and how these two tools can be used to create a digital story. The elements of instructional design through storyboard development and different styles of digital storytelling can be applied by integrating both audacity and photostory3 as part of the curriculum.