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Tools for Digital Storytelling

Don’t miss these digital storytelling tools for all ages, many of which offer additional audio, video, and virtual painting features. Read all about the resources and find the perfect tool to engage your students in digital writing! 

Grades K-4


Engage young students in digital writing using the many tools on this site, including spray paint, drawing, and stickers. Be sure to watch the tutorial for a complete overview of the features. When finished, save or print your story.

Grades K-6

Imagine Forest

Imagine Forest offers tools to create and publish stories from anywhere. Create your free account and begin writing right away by uploading an image or finding inspiration by exploring the site. Find writing challenges by clicking Activities.

Grades K-12

PDF to Flipbook Converter

Convert PDFs to flipbook magazines, brochures, and other stories for free and without watermarks. Customize your creation by choosing a page-turning effect, changing the text's look, adding interactive videos, and more.

Grades K-12

Adobe Creative Cloud Express Video Maker

Create and share professional-looking videos made using the prompts and story templates, or create your from scratch. Add videos, slides, text, music, and more to your video. Change backgrounds, colors, and themes. Share via URL when finished.

Grades 4-12

Breaking News Generator

Design professional-looking front pages for a newspaper by filling in the pertinent information (headline, date, place, etc.) and adding an image. Share via URL, Twitter, or by downloading to your computer. Use the available samples for inspiration.

Grades K-12


Discover this tool to create and share beautiful digital content. After registering for a free account, follow the prompts to choose a document type from the available templates. Short tutorials along the way help guide you through the features.

Grades 7-12

StoryMap JS

Make your storytelling come to life by using a map or pictures to tell a story. A story map is a sequence of slides for a location or image that includes a heading, text, and even images and embedded video. You can also sync your creation to Google Drive.

Grades 1-10

Draw A Stickman

Try your hand at this fantastic tool that shares short interactive stories that require your students to read and follow directions, solve mysteries, think creatively, solve problems, and write their own stories as they bring a stick figure to life.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Digital Storytelling Resources

Looking for even more resources to create digital stories? Check out this curated collection of TeachersFirst's best-reviewed resources related to digital writing. All reviews include grade level, a description, and classroom use ideas.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us this Tuesday for our next free OK2Ask virtual workshop. We’re also sharing a global collaboration opportunity, blog post, and our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 5/10, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Digital Storytelling 101

Using digital storytelling in the classroom doesn’t have to be complicated! Join us to learn how to use digital storytelling as a formative or summative assessment and to develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process.

Understand multiple ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from students worldwide. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Learn more and get connected with #XW1W »

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Resources tagged - Digital Storytelling

Infusing Technology Blog

TeachersFirst's blog offers numerous posts related to digital storytelling. Peruse the posts to learn about digital storytelling tools, new strategies to try, special writing celebrations throughout the year, and more.

Skim this collection of blog posts »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "In what subject area (besides English) do you use digital storytelling in your lessons?" Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.

When do you use digital storytelling? »

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