I took the digital story workshop model and worked it into an elective English course at EARTH University (Costa Rica), where I was a visiting professor from the U.S. My objective was to allow students to tell a story that they felt was important to them. We met for about one hour and 40 minutes a week for about 14 weeks.
The open workshop is a great introduction to digital storytelling. The goal of the workshop is to design and produce a 3-5 minute digital story. Students craft and record first-person narratives, collect still images, video, and music to illustrate their pieces, and are guided through digital image/video editing software tutorials which enable them, with teacher support, to edit their own stories.