Digital storytelling emerges from the integration of storytelling and digital to meet media needs in learning, such as communication and self-expression, as well as to facilitate learning by improving language skills, one aspect of story writing skills. The purpose of this research is to find out the needs of teachers and students in using digital storytelling. This study uses a descriptive qualitative approach with data collection sources from teachers, as many as 10 participants and 60 students---data collection techniques through observation, semi-structured interviews via video calls, and supporting documentation. Based on the data analysis, most of them show that media and teaching materials used in offline and online learning are not much different. This fact illustrates that offline and online learning requires innovation from an educator to create an active and fun learning process for elementary school students to achieve learning objectives.