A Digital Tale<br />Analyze Learners<br />General Characteristics: <br />These are fourth grade students in a language arts class between the ages of 9 and 10 years old. The student’s socioeconomic status is from middle class families. This a diverse class with a cultural make up of Chamorro, Caucasian, Korean, Filipino. The class is composed of 16 students with 9 girls and 7 boys. One student is a student with an auditory impairment.<br />Entry Competencies:<br />Students were taught the basic elements of writing a story. In this lesson, the students have received prior instruction and have working knowledge in: using Microsoft Office word, keyboarding, digital camera and guided tutorial in Roxio.<br />Learning Style:<br />The students are very motivated and actively participate in class. They can work independently. They are mainly composed of kinesthetic and visual learners with a few them being audio learners. Majority of the students can work independently with only 2 or 3 need additional help. <br />State Objectives:<br />Students will be able to: <br />Compose a brief story that is at least two paragraph long and based on a given theme<br />Accurately use a digital camera to take pictures to be used for their story<br />Create a photo story on http://www.voicethread.com <br />Present their digital story in front of the class<br />Select Methods, Media, Materials<br />Method<br /> Students will be divided into groups of four. Each group will be given a theme to base their story on.<br />Media<br /><ul><li>Microsoft Word
http://www.voicethread.com</li></ul> Materials <br /> Digital cameras<br />Computer with camera, microphone, and speakers<br />Teacher-made handout<br />Class account at http://www.voicethread.com <br />Projector acquired by teacher<br />Printer<br />Utilize Media and Materials<br />1. Preview materials<br /> Ensure that the voice thread website is working and materials (computer, speakers, and projector) are safely working and available to use. <br />2. Prepare materials<br /> The teacher should prepare all materials ahead of time for the students to use and be sure that all media are working properly. <br />3. Prepare environment<br /> Ensure that all students can see the computer from where they are seated.<br /> Ensure the room is safe for the students to be in such as lighting, wiring, leaks, etc.<br /><ul><li>Prepare learners</li></ul> Explain to the students what they will be doing and what is expected of them.<br /> Teacher will use computer and projector to show:<br />Instructional video<br />Sample digital photo story<br /><ul><li>In class, teacher will review with students how to use http://www.voicethread.com,
Divide the class into 4 groups for them to work together on their digital story activity.</li></ul>Require Learner Participation<br /><ul><li>Students will get into their groups, once in their group; they will select a theme for their story. Each student is to contribute at least one to two sentences to the story.
For student with disability, they will have a task-completion checklist to keep them focused. They are to check off each task when completed. This also includes a script of what teacher has said in class.
Students in their group will type out their story in MS Word. Their story must be at least two paragraphs long.
Once they finalize their story, they will save their story and print out a hard copy.
Student will then proceed to check out a digital camera, and take digital pictures to use to share their story.</li></ul>Student will upload pictures to computer, by connecting their camera to the USB port, then do the following:<br />In the start menu, click the Computer button.<br />Click the media that contains photos.<br />Copy photos to pre-made folder for this assignment<br />Safely eject media<br /><ul><li>Students will they log on to http://www.voicethread.com using the class account. They will then proceed to upload their pictures. They will also record their voice telling the story and include the text of their story in their video.
Once story is complete students will save the video, and then complete a rubric grading their team mates.
Each group will present their digital stories to the class. </li></ul>Evaluate and Revise<br />Students will be evaluated as a group, based on group cooperation, accuracy of results, and use voice threads, and digital camera. Every student in the group should have participated in the creation of their story. <br />Assessment of Learners<br />Teacher will evaluate story based on whether it stayed in the theme and if it was at least two paragraphs long<br /><ul><li>Teacher will evaluate photos, if they are related to the story
Teacher will check to see if photos in digital story are in sequential order</li></ul>Evaluation of Methods and Media<br /><ul><li>Teacher will evaluate if students were able to work well as a group
Teacher will evaluate if students were able to complete assignment with little assistance</li></ul>Teacher will evaluate student’s use of media based on observation.<br /><ul><li>Evaluation of Instructor/Instruction
Could the lesson be improved in the future?</li></ul>Resources:<br />Voice Thread: http://www.voicethread.com<br />Digital Storytelling: http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/<br />Center for Digital Storytelling: http://www.storycenter.org/index1.html<br />