Creating a digital story consisting of evocative images and sounds
Creating a digital story about a life/historical event
Creating a fictional story
Creating a story about a trip/excursion for the school assembly
Creating a story from the perspective of a minor character
Students explore relevant examples of digital stories and identify their key components (e.g. narrative, images, sound effects, etc.).
Students identify the stages of production and generate a plan of relevant activities (e.g. writing a script, findings images, recording the narrative)
Students brainstorm ideas for a story and write a script, considering (1) the purpose of the story, (2) the context, (3) audience.
#5 Text power
Students explore examples of digital stories. They analyse what makes a good digital story. They explore the power of the narrative, images, sound effects and animation in the digital story. They explore the power of the author's 'voice'.
#6 Rehearsal and recording
Students practise reading aloud. They use available technologies to record their oral narratives. If required, they learn how to navigate relevant software or applications. They practise saving their files.
#7 Creating a story
Using available software or applications, students combine the images and the voice recording. They edit the story and add relevant effects considering their appropriateness.
#8 Sharing and reflection
Students share their work with the intended audience which may provide feedback. They also reflect on the process and product of their work (e.g. what went well, what needs to be improved, how).