Technology – Criteria E Reflection of digital story

I thought my digital story went the way I wanted it to be. My desirable specifications for my digital story were if my video was entertaining or interesting, surprising the audience, if the video was three to six minutes(According to the TSC), and most importantly understandable. The two people who have first assisted me were Saya and Ms Lindsey. My peer assessor, Saya said that my sound effects were accurate and in the same timing as my video. Although she said that I could improve on some of the video clips. My second assessor Ms. Rude said that my video was a little dark. The video was below three to six minutes. She also said that I could add more story into it. After hearing this, I made some changes so that I could have the desirable specifications by including every feedback to my digital story. Some of it were challenging for me because I had to film my video again but I’m glad that I have what I needed.

In the design cycle for technology there are four categories. They are investigation, design, plan, create, and evaluate. In investigation, we researched some other people’s digital story and give comments on what was good and something they could improve on. After this activity, we researched some tools to use for digital story. The tool that I investigate was garageband. I was lucky because I already knew how to use garageband. The last part of investigation was learning seven elements of digital story to find new vocabularies. The next part of the design cycle was design, which was one of my favourite parts. During design, we brainstormed topics for digital story. We also had to choose our target audience, and mine was peers which were my class mates. Then, I also chose my tool which was imovie and garageband. Afterwards, we made storyboards for each steps or slides of our digital story. This part was challenging and fun for me because first, I did some of my digital story on the computer and it was hard for me to draw them so instead I chose drawing them on paper. That made it way easier and fun! Next, we did create. We did create during class, but I did not use my time wisely, even though we had two periods. I did all my create at home because I had to film at night. And last but not least, evaluation. In evaluation we did mini reflections about the different activities in the design cycle. The peer feedback is part of evaluation. This reflection is also part of evaluation which I’m doing right now.

In conclusion i would like to discuss a little about the our unit question which is “How can we use media to communicate our stories?”. My answer is to use different tools as possible, and choose the best one that suits you. And when you’re done with that start your digital story and show it to everyone! Overall, I have enjoyed this unit and would like to do this again! 😀