Digital is not the difficult part in digital storytelling. Storytelling is.
After learn about soil, at the end of semester students will apply it to a situation where they grow an ideal crop that they pick. They have to present this to they class as they are teaching others how to grow their selected crop.
To adjust it to a digital storytelling activity, instead of presenting in front of the class and submit it to me, we will do discussion for each crop they choose. Students are encouraged to use new digital tools for the presentation and it will be accessible online.
Here is Alan Levine’s easy 1-2-3 process for digital storytelling.