Show Presidents’ Animoto We just had Presidents’ Day on Monday Animoto is a mashup web 2.0 tool to create an online video slideshow Once you have completed your story, script and storyboard and compiled your images your animoto video should take no more than 10-15 minutes to create. This ease of use and flashy MTV style video makes this application a great tool for both teachers and students.
In addition to visual literacy, Animoto is just a tool that helps us tell a story. When using digital media I have found that to construct a digital story works much better when we go through the following steps: We begin with the brainstorming, we then collaborate this allows our students to be critical thinkers as they must be able to analyze images to text. There must still be a story. One of the benefi ts of digital storytelling is that precisely written brief texts can generate a compelling digital story. A script can then be written and then the student is ready to storyboard.
The storyboard is great way to compile and organize graphics and as a teacher we can begin teaching about copyright and fair use. I have compiled a few resources that are copyright free for images and for sound. I include a sound effect url. This can be fun… I also want to remind you that we are going only through the very basics of Animoto if you would like to narration with your animoto such as the animoto that we use to intoduce our webinars we use an audio editor such as Audacity and then this audio clip is then imported to your animoto.
Digital Storytelling is the process of writing about a story, and adding the multimedia elements of voice, imagery, and music to create a visual story.
Personal or Academic Narratives:
A personal story is one that involves a personal change or realization. This could be a family story about the value of a childhood experience, a reunion in which you reconnect with a long lost friend, a hero in your family,
Digital storytelling can also be used in the content areas as an academic story or "unit of instruction" story. This can be a story about any concept, unit or idea from any area of the curriculum, from math to social studies.
Storyboards are a planning tool to help you outline and organize your video.
The T-Script Audio/Video Storyboard
VIDEO AUDIO/NARRATION The left side of the script is for video, graphics, images. The right side is for the actual narration, text, sound effects, etc. I played Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Softball…