Instructions for developing DSs
Each student will be developing on Digital Story (DS). This is an individual assignment and will be graded. Organization is essential since most of the activities involved will not be carried out in class.
Resources are given for help. Steps are briefly explained below.
What are Digital Stories
Roughly, Digital Stories (DSs) are a combination of a) the choice of an interesting topic and good research on it; b) the writing of a good script; c) the elaboration of a good storyboard; and d) the assembling of diverse media to support the ideas and emotions, including recorded narration, music, images, animations, videos, computer-based graphics, and computer-generated text.
Examples of DSs
There are many example digital stories available for you, both by former students and by developers at Laboratory of Innovative Technology in Education ( by clicking here ). Some are worth seeing:
1) The Paw, for its technical quality;
2) Education and Stress, for its relevance
3) Bullying, for its seriousness
Steps to follow
The steps to follow are briefly explained below and well explained as assignments
1) Defining your Story. (can be done in class and/or at home)
2) Collecting information on the topic chosen. (can be done in class and/or at home)
3) Writing a script for your story. (can be done in class and/or at home)
4) Writing a storyboard for your story. This is when your story expressed in the script is linked with all the various media (the pictures, images, videos, computer-based graphics, computer-generated text, and music). (can be done in class and/or at home)
5) Recording the audio narration. Although it is important for your real voice to appear, since it is your story, you may use softwares to change your voice (click here). To be done as extra-class activity.
6) Assembling the diverse media. This is when you use software to bind together your recorded narration of the scrip and, to support your ideas and emotions, the pictures, images, videos, computer-based graphics, computer-generated text, and music. Choice for the software can be based on this website. For a simple software, check Photo Story. To be done as extra-class activity