This was my first attempt at this kind of a digital story with my students. The bulk of the work was done in the classroom. The students created two pictures in class. One a self portrait, the other a religion picture. The other two pictures were objects the students brought in or photos they brought in of special objects, places or pets. The students then wrote a script for each picture. They were given a script template to get them started. After the scripts were written and edited, the children practiced reading them aloud to another student. Digital pictures were taken of the artwork and these were put in a folder on the server along with the other pictures. The students then entered the computer lab, and were taught how to find their folder of pictures, import them to iPhoto, and then create an iMovie by recording themselves reading their script as narration for each of their pictures. After the narration was recorded the children were to add a title, music and then export as a Quicktime Video. (You could also use Photostory 3 to create digital stories on a PC.)
I am very pleased with the results. These stories are amazing and the children are also very proud. It did take a bit longer to record each student’s narration as we needed the computer lab somewhat quiet and could not record more than one or two at a time. I did need help the students as they worked, although some of the children that finished first were able to assist the other students as well.
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