You might have done a digital storytelling with us before or perhaps thought about it?
Digital Storytelling is best described as a video essay where students have to research a topic related to their course, write a narrative that clearly defines their topic and what they've learned and then edit, edit, edit.
We hold at least two writing & editing sessions called "storycircle" where we listen to student narratives and give feedback as a class and then another when they are drafting their scripts.
The script writing is especially important because it is an exercise in the economy of writing. Students have learned to write long, descriptive essays but here we learn to write minimally but include details that are the most important to communicate. Students can fill in additional details, facts, and figures with digital elements.
Then students search for or create digital media that compliments their digital story like pictures, video, sound, graphics. This is also a lesson in digital citizenship where we teach students to look for Creative Commons licensed media and to properly give attribution for the work they are using--even if it's their own.
Then they use editing tools like WeVideo to edit their digital story and share it with their class or a larger public.