3. Developing the Storyboard




You must develop your storyboard for your Digital Story and send to the teacher here. Click here to see the example for the DS "I want to be a teacher".



For assistance on that, you may read the page Create Storyboards, from Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling, Laboratory of Innovative Technology in Education, College of Education, University of Houston, USA, by clicking here. You can find, below, an extract from the page:




What is a Storyboard?



A storyboard is a written or graphical representation of the all of the elements that will be included in a digital story. The storyboard is usually created before actual work on creating the digital story begins and a written description and graphical depiction of the elements of the story, such as images, text, narration, music, transitions, etc. are added to the storyboard. The elements of the story are arranged in the storyboard in the chronological order in which they will appear in the story and this allows the developer to organize and re-arrange the content for maximum effect.


Creating storyboards is an often overlooked component of digital storytelling and for many students, storyboarding may seem like a tedious extra step. However, storyboarding can be a valuable component in the creative process by allowing the developer to organize images and text in a blueprint fashion before the development begins. It allows the user to visualize how the project will be put together and help illustrate what holes exist since they can see the entire plan laid out in front of them. Storyboarding can also inspire new ideas as well as lets the developer rearrange existing resources before the final development begins and changes may be harder to make.


The important thing about storyboards is that they give you a way to decide how you will split up your script into individual pieces, either with or without placeholder images, so that you can then get a clearer overview of your digital story plan.