Digital Story Project: The Story of the Three Friends
BackgroundParts of a story & how to write a storyAspects of a fairy taleCharactersBased on other characters they know or themselvesCreate a unique nameDescribe important characteristics
Princess LeyaBased on RapunzelLives in a tower18 years old
Captain Num-NumsSuperhamsterSuperpowers:InvisibilityFlyingJumping into booksWalking through wallsSaving people
Rene the Superhero16 years oldSame superpowers as her pet hamsterSecret lab
Three main characters are best friends
Scary Sid & the Terrible TarantulaEvil villain of the storyLooks friendly, but isntLand of MysteryTurns people into stoneCollaboration of ideas from everyone
ProcessWrote & illustrated several pages together each dayShortened the story & began recordingScanned final picturesEdited digital story (recordings, pictures, sound effects)Showed to students, asked for feedback
FinalizingCreated story books for each studentIncluded their drawingsIncluded the longer version of the story
Created DVDs of the story for my students and cooperating teacher
Technology ProblemsNo words in digital versionHard copies of the bookWanted to keep their drawingsLong version of story
Problems aroseCouldnt edit recordings in iMovieHad to rerecord in GaragebandVolume difficulties
Technology BenefitsEnhanced project overallSound effectsRead their own storyInteresting presentationIncorporated everyones workIllustrations*Voices*FeedbackExposed students to technologyStudents very excited about final product
How do students improve their abilities during the process of creating the story?
In what ways do students grow by creating a final product?
With this lesson, what is more important, the process or the product?
Impact & ReflectionStudents-Share ideasWork in a groupTechnologyFunMoral most important part
Writing this story was the best time of my life. I think its the best story Ive ever read in my whole life.
Impact & ReflectionPractice using technology with studentsWorking with a small groupLong-term project (3 weeks)Teach better writing skills full sentences