Meeting Archive:
Tools for Digital Storytelling

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View last week’s webinar How to Tell Your Digital Story and previously recorded TechSoup Talks! webinars.



Erika Padilla-Morales @epadillamorales

Melissa Rowley @MelissaRowley



TechSoup’s 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge is part competition, part educational and all experiential -- produce your organization’s digital story (and win prizes!).

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The Free Sound Project

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Digital Storytelling Bookmarks

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Aberth Digital Storytelling

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Creating Podcasting with Students




Meeting Description:

The Tools for Digital Storytelling webinar will explain the essentials of what you need to shoot, produce, and broadcast your story. You’ll learn:

  • Best devices to film/photograph
  • How to upload visual content
  • Editing tools
  • Best media channels
  • Social media integration

Melissa Jun Rowley and Erika Padilla-Morales will highlight a few case studies, insider tips, and tools of the trade, leaving you with the info you need to determine what to use. If you work for a nonprofit or library with few resources and a limited budget, we’ll also review how to acquire some of these tools through TechSoup’s product donation programs. 

Join us for this highly educational webinar to get you up to speed on the nuts and bolts to create your organization’s digital story. 

You can discuss this webinar on Twitter with the hashtag #tsdigs or join us for a live-stream of the event in Second Life.

Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Melissa Jun Rowley
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Melissa Jun Rowley is social entrepreneur focused on the importance of corporate social responsibility and connecting brands and nonprofits.  She is also a television and online journalist, who has covered business news from the New York Stock Exchange for CNN Business News, red carpet glamour from the Oscars for CNN Entertainment, and social action movements for Causecast and Mashable. She has also produced and reported for Associated Press Television News, AMC, TV Guide Channel, E! Entertainment and TechTV. Melissa is currently a Cause Correspondent for

Erika Padilla-Morales
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Erika Padilla-Morales is a youth worker and media arts educator focused on empowering educators in formal and informal settings about their power to impact their curriculum and students through media arts.  She has directly trained over 70 educators and supported over 2000 students from underserved communities create and showcase digital media projects since 2006. Erika currently serves Streetside Stories as a Media Arts Coach.

Through a U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement she supports educators to integrate media into classroom curriculum. She believes everyone should share their stories because storytelling is the original human form of education. Streetside Stories is a 20 year old arts-in-education organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area.