Thing 19 – Digital Storytelling

Filed Under (Things 15-21) by on April 8, 2015


1.  A digital story is  explaining something in your “own words”. It enforces to think beyond paper and pencil and explore the digital world. I decided to create a lesson about listening and following directions. Students need to remember that these are key qualities that is expected at each grade level. I created a storyboard using the storyboard template.doc. It is a Microsoft Word template that helps you organize your thoughts. Students who try this on their own would find no difficulties. Here is what my first half of the storyboard looks like. You can upload the entire board from the link below as well.




Link: Listen and Follow Directions Storyboard








2. I have created a 2-3 minutes digital story on Little Bird Tales. My content area concentrated on following directions and being patient in a classroom. Little Bird Tales does not allow users to use transitions with music but did allow me to use audio to record my voice. During my video, students will be able to hear my voice and follow along while the  words are on the screen. This is a great idea for my ESL learners!

3. I have uploaded this video on My Face of the Classroom. 4. I have shared this video with two of my peers and my class of 22 students twice. The feedback that I received was all positive. Students enjoyed the pictures and were excited to listen to the story. This is more a visual way of explaining some rules of a classroom. Overall, this digital story got my student’s attention and can be used for multiple subjects and multiple ways. 5.  I used a sound recording tool called Audacity  to explain how my digital story modified learning in my classroom. Here are the standards that it applies to if students were to make a digital story on their own! 3-5-2.CC.2. identify how different software applications may be used to share similar information, based on the intended audience (e.g., presentations for classmates, newsletters for parents) 3-5.RI.2. use digital tools to find, organize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information 3-5.DC.2. recognize issues involving ethical use of information (e.g., copyright adherence, source citation) 3-5.RI.1. identify search strategies for locating information with support from teachers or library media specialists.

Check out my recording!   Story Board Audacity



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