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Digital Storytelling is the modern way to tell a story. Any story. Storytelling is a practice that has been around for as long as man has been talking.
There are several resources available for teachers to include digital story telling in their instruction. Microsoft has recently published the Digital Storytelling E-Book, and have also created some guides to get teachers started with Windows Live Movie Maker, and Photo Story 3, both free downloads from Windows Live.
In October, 2007 educator Alan Levine evaluated 50+ on-line tools that you can use to create your own web-based story. He used each tool to create the same story so you can evaluate the differences yourself. See all the results at his wiki http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools