Digital storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Throughout history, storytelling has been used to share knowledge, wisdom, and values. Stories have taken many different forms. Stories have been adapted to each successive medium that has emerged, from the circle of the campfire to the silver screen, and now the computer screen. (Digital Storytelling Association, 2011, para. 1
Digital storytelling is a personal narrative presented in digital format. Stories, whether told digitally or traditionally can create the opportunity for individuals to see themselves in another’s experience and discover that they are not alone as well as providing the opportunity to see and experience other people’s circumstances and perspectives. Digital storytelling has the potential to connect individuals as a community through shared experiences and to help develop tolerance by understanding each other’s stories. In this video Nell, a lady living with a diagnosis of dementia, shares her memories of her 7th birthday in pre WW2 Holland.