|A digital story about digital storytelling. Whoa, so meta. Note that this|
digital story uses film rather still images, which won't be a good idea
if you have limited bandwidth.
|In this script example, you can see very clearly|
what images the student will use and the point
at which they will appear.
Then, record your script. Using the Audio Recorder Chrome app will work on Macs, PCs, and Chromebooks. You may be able to use tablets and smartphones; quality will vary. This will involve sending kids out of the room to find some place quiet to record; I recommend setting a time limit and identifying specific places where they're allowed to go record to minimized the potential for mischief.
Only after the students have scripts like these should you allow them to go online to find images. While they are searching, be sure they keep a works cited record of the images they choose. It will save a bit of time in the editing process later if you instruct the students to save the images with filenames that exactly match the description in the script.
|Getting to Timeline mode in WeVideo|
When you're done, students can publish the track to Google Drive and share it with you so that you can download it at your leisure. Do not have the students publish to YouTube; student accounts at AISB don't have access to publish videos there.
|Use the waveforms (squiggly lines) of the audio tracks to see where to transition your images. Drag on the edges|
of each frame to lengthen or shorten how long it displays for.
Asking students to embed their videos on their blogs is a good way to give them an authentic audience; you can invite their peers or their parents to watch and comment on the stories.