Add a lot of spice to those wonderful paper and pencil stories your students are writing in class. By using a digital tool, like the iPad. students have access to a microphone, camera, and video camera. These tools help students create a digital story that can be shared in a more auditory and visual way. The best thing about going digital with your stories is that student work can be shared with a global audience. Creating a great digital story begins with you.
A few steps to help you get started
Step 1- Brain Storm for ideas
Step 2- Write the story or script
Step 3- StoryBoard
Step 4- Gather the media
Step 5- Select your device and program/app to create your digital story
Step 6- Publish and Share
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Step 3 Story Board
Creating a story board is a lot like creating the comic version of your digital story. You will plan out where the scene will be filmed, the angle of the shot, what type of music or sound effects will be used. This does not need to be artwork.
To learn more, check out Storyboarding Basics from Vimeo.
Gather Media- Photos, Music, shoot Video
Popplet Lite- Digitally map out your story with this graphic organizer tool
HELLO Crayon- Illustrate photos to go along with your story
Skitch - use this app to type, write, and mark up photos
Adobe Photo Shop Express
PhotoChop- Photo editor that allows you to cut yourself out of a photo and add yourself to a different background
Befunky photo editor - use this app to add special effects or filters to your photos
Magnetic ABC - free magnet board that you can use to build title pages
Action Movie FX - great free app for Hollywood style action shots
Super Power - add superhero effects to your shots
Doodle Buddy -a great app to use if you need a digital drawing
Voice Record Pro - need to record audio or a song? This app exports as an mp4