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Course dates

24-05-24 to 23-05-25

Study time

1 hour

Target audience

All post-primary teachers



This course explains the benefits and potential of digital storytelling to improve key skills across a range of subject areas, including Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Maths and many others.

It demonstrates how to find copyright-free music and images online and shows you how to create your own digital story using one of a range of tools and applications. This course also provides examples of digital stories created by teachers and students to support learning.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Explain the benefits of digital storytelling to improve key skills and support teaching, learning and assessment in their subject
  • Recognise the potential of the digital storytelling process to improve students’ ability to critically reflect upon their learning
  • Examine how the digital storytelling process supports students’ understanding of subject area knowledge as well as improving engagement and motivation
  • Be aware of the digital tools that can be used for digital storytelling activities
  • Explore where to ethically source appropriate resources for students to support the creation of digital stories.

Course Content

The course covers everything you need to know from the benefits and approaches to digital storytelling, to ideas for the use of digital storytelling across the curriculum, to the creation of your own digital story. The course has three main sections:

  • Introduction to digital storytelling
  • Digital storytelling across the curriculum
  • Creating a digital story.

The course also includes contributing to a ‘Padlet Wall’ to share ideas on how you would use digital storytelling in your subject area.


Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Participants need to access Padlet, a third party application, as part of the course. A Padlet account is not required. Please be aware of the Padlet privacy policy and terms of service.


A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course.

You may be able to consider this course for Croke Park hours, subject to school management approval, particularly in relation to up to ten ‘Croke Park’ hours that may be allowed for potential individual/small group use (Circular 0042/2016 Primary and Circular 045/2016 Post-Primary).

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