Many students use their digital stories to honor family members. Writing the script offers an opportunity to express appreciation to those people all too often taken for granted. Loving attention to family photos sparks recollections of treasured memories. Images and voice combine to create a priceless family heirloom.
In “A Mother’s Love,” Jennifer Henderson sends a loving message to her children.
Most digital stories involve personal transformation, and a successful story achieves a direct heart-to-heart connection with its viewers. Frequently emotional intensity emerges as individuals share their stories with honesty and conviction. The results are powerful.
In “Unexpected Gift,” Dakota Bryant traces his personal transformation from carefree teen to responsible father. Dakota created this story during fall 2009 in English 090.
Sometimes students explore life-shaping, life-changing events. Separated from one of his sisters for fifty years, Dale Little chronicles his personal quest to locate a missing family member and a missing piece of his life. “Finding A Lost Sister” documents his personal journey.