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Digital Storytellng

Digital Storytellng

Teacher(s) Name: Mrs. Hendrick

School: Brookland MS

Grade Level(s): Grade 7

Content Area(s): English

Lesson Summary

After learning about narrative stories, students created their own narrative using a story map and plot diagram to help guide their writing. Once the individual narratives were completed, students had the option to collaborate with each other, blend stories, and create a “new” script of their story to use for their “movie trailer” project. Choosing from a variety of 21st century technologies (Green Screen, Sphero, AnyFlip, Stop Motion, or Scratch), the individuals or groups then used the technologies to tell their own narrative stories.

TIPC Ratings

Research & Information Fluency

Rating:Not Observed – Explanation: This lesson did not score in this category.

Communication & Collaboration

Rating: Ideal – Explanation: This lesson scores as Ideal/Target using TIPc. While students began the project working individually on an original narrative, they then had the option to work in teams to create their movie trailer. In that team, students wrote a script, selected the appropriate digital tool with which to create their movie trailer, and then worked to create that trailer for audiences of all ages.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Rating: Approaching – Explanation: This lesson scores as Approaching using TIPc. In the authentic task of creating a movie trailer from their narratives, students had to select the best tool to deliver their digital,narrative stories. They then had to make decisions on the script, scenes, and audience.

Creativity & Innovation

Rating: Ideal – Explanation: This lesson scores as Ideal/Target using TIPc. Students had several choices of digital tools they could use in creating their movie trailers, which gave them some really creative options for their final products. Students could elect to use Anyflip, Stop Motion, Green Screen, Sphero, or Movie Maker. In addition they could use Legos, Playdough, and hand drawn art to enhance their product. As they worked, several student groups elected to use more than one of these options together to create their final trailers.

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