Our unit in Technology class was “Making a Digital Story”. I made a story about a girl meeting a mysterious girl who could see the future.
First of all, we started looking at people’s digital stories that Mr. Curkovic had posted on his blog and we listed some comments about them about the story structure we see and the key features we saw. Then, we studied some words used in stories such as POV (point of view) and sound track. After that, we investigated different applications and websites we can use to create our digital story such as iMovie and prezi.com. I investigated about Garageband (application), and we had to write about capabilities, limitations, etc. We also looked at what kind of applications are useful for the digital story. When we finished investigating, we moved onto planning our story. We made storyboards and I had a total of four storyboards! Storyboard 1 , Storyboard 2, Storyboard 3, and Storyboard 4. After our storyboard has been completed, we wrote a procedure about how we would complete our story. In the end, I decided to make a “vomic” which is like a comic, but with voiceover. I drew the pages and scanned it so I can put it in my digital story. Then, I uploaded the scanned pages to prezi.com so I can zoom to certain boxes and speak the words. I used QuickTimePlayer to take a screen recording of the boxes. Finally, I edited the video on iMovie and uploaded the final copy to “vimeo”.
Here is my video posted on vimeo:
The Stone of the Future
Here is the image of the design cycle:
Strengths and weaknesses during the design cycle?- My strengths are shown in the “Plan” section because I layered my storyboard very clearly and plotted my story well. Also, I think I did a great job on the “Create” section because my final product turned out very well, and I was able to follow my storyboard planning. My weaknesses are shown in the “Investigate” because I could have played around a little bit more when we were investigating ways to make our digital story.
Areas to improve? Why?- In the “Investigate” section, I think I did a good job, but I needed to do more investigation to make a better digital story because I had a lack of comments on the document such as commenting on some digital stories that were posted on Mr. Curkovic’s blog. In the “Plan” section, I think I could improve on my brainstorming when we were thinking about our stories since I didn’t have a wide variety of stories. In the “Create” section, I think I could have made my drawings neater and made sure I erased all the pencil marks before scanning it because after I scanned it, I noticed that there were some pencil marks that I had erased. In addition, I think I should have made clear zooms in the final product so that some boxes are not cut off and have a less amount of white area around it.
Overall I think my Digital Story is very good and I did a fantastic job on it.