Digital storytelling is a way to tell a story using images, video, audio and music. Florida Memory has over 500,000 photographs, audio recordings, videos and primary source documents that can help you shape your digital story. Explore a particular topic in history, literature, science or mathematics by sharing a story about a person, community or idea.
All images on Florida Memory are free of known restrictions under copyright law and offered under the Creative Commons Public Domain license.
Use photographs and primary source documents to tell stories about events or topics in history. Here is an example:
Digital storytelling is an excellent opportunity to partner with friends, community groups, coworkers and family members. Partner with a musical or artistic friend to explore a subject or theme. Connect with a senior center to collect personal accounts of historical events. Work with a colleague to create an informational or instructional guide.
What is the Florida Library Youth Program doing with digital storytelling? If you are a Florida teen, consider taking the Teen Video Challenge!
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) invites teens to make videos that promote using public library services all summer long. This year's theme is Libraries Rock!
The video that best interprets the theme will become the official teen public service announcement for the Florida 2018 CSLP Summer Library Program. All entries will be posted on the Florida Teen Video Challenge YouTube channel. Teens can produce videos individually or as teams. The deadline for entries is February 26, 2018. The winner will receive $100.
Go to the Teen Video Challenge webpage for more information and to download the application.
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