Digital Storytelling

Story is the universal language of the world. It entertains, teaches, encourages us, it is the means of conveying and interpreting various socio-civilization experiences, it facilitates our understanding of the world and of ourselves. The art of storytelling evolves and changes throughout the history. For centuries it is told orally. With the appearance of writing, the stories have been recorded by painting, symbols,carving into wood, bamboo, ivory or clay pottery, books with palm leaves, silk, linen or paper. The digital evolution has brought new approaches to the‘storyteller’s word.’

The digital storytelling implies a different kind of teaching: the pupil is in the center, the teacher becomes a tutor, and the topicshe deals with are related to the real world.Using the everyday tools, the young develop their digital and social skills, critical opinion and creativity in an informal atmosphere. Digital story represents a series of pictures and/or short video clips of total duration up to 3 minutes. The stories can have background music together with narration, and are created and edited by a person who wants to tell a story with which he’ll influence others or encourage to act.Pictures, drawings, photographs are used – not video.

The digital storytelling brings interaction through the process of storytelling in circle. The stories are real and based on contemplating life experiences. The librarians who work with pupils should ‘detach’ from being focused on the ‘pupils’ and should instead consider the experiences and aspirations of those people in their entirety. The young must have fun while learning. Now, more than ever, the education has the responsibility to guide through the challenges and strivings of the 21st century, and enable the right kinds of values and skills that will lead to the sustainable and inclusive growth and a peaceful co-existence.

Keywords: digital storytelling, digital stories, digital skills

Authors
Dr.sc. Anita Tufekčić
Employment institution: Elementary school Antuni Stjepan Radić, Gunja
Work post: professional associate –librarian with mentor status
Field of work: education activity, professional-librarian referral jobs, cultural and public activities
Education: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Doctoral school, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek


Biljana Krnjajić
Employment institution: Elementary school Siniša Glavašević, Vukovar
Work post: professional associate – librarian with advisor status
Field of work: education activity, professional-librarian referral jobs, cultural and public activities
Education: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek, course: graduate librarian

Bojan Lazić
Employment institution: Elementary school Negoslavci/ Elemenatry school Brsadin
Work post: professional associate – librarian with mentor status
Field of work: education activity, professional-librarian referral jobs, cultural and public activities
Education: Department of Information Science, University of Zadar, course: graduate librarian

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