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) has launched the 2017 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition encouraging teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. CSLP is a consortium of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands.
Teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2017 slogan Build a Better World as it relates to reading and libraries. This is an opportunity for teens to display their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience.
Go to the Florida Library Youth Program page to learn more about Florida's CSLP 2017 Teen Video Challenge.
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