- Project Includes:
- Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Customizable Resources, Assessment Tools, Extension Activities, Sample Files, Templates, Parent Letters, Certificates
- Tech Integration:
- Language Arts, Media Arts
- Tech Skill:
- Animation, Presentation
- Google, Microsoft 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office Online
- PowerPoint, Slides
Animate a graphic story to make a one-of-a-kind cartoon. Digital storytelling lessons for Google Slides or PowerPoint
Inspire reluctant writers with visual storytelling lesson plans. Elementary and middle school students use their imaginations to create a story that looks like a cartoon or animated comic strip. Upon completion, the graphic story is published as a link with the slides set to play automatically. Challenging digital storytelling optional activities support learning with optional assignments such as animation techniques, collaborative peer-editing, or screencasting.
Visual Story-Telling Lesson Plans
Teach digital story-telling and boost creativity with a unique and innovative technology project. Students create an animated cartoon using presentation software. Resources include a Teacher Guide, Student Workbook with illustrated, step-by-step instructions, checklists, assessment tools, and extension activities for optional challenges.
Inspire and Engage Young Writers
Sample cartoons unleash the creative potential of young minds. Motivate your students with a diverse collection of digital story samples including Marco Polo, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Bicycle Safety Tips, My Dream, Super Dog, Cartoon, and What Is It?
Integrate Technology Into Curriculum
Blend the story-telling project into language arts, computer studies, or social science. Promote STEM, CTE, and ICT by combining curriculum and technology learning objectives. Summarize a novel, share facts, or review a topic currently being studied by building an animated presentation. Transform digital learning!
Student Centered Approach
Promote a self-directed classroom. Guided by a digital workbook, students achieve new technology skills and complete the story-telling task independently. Teachers play the role of a facilitator. Students are empowered and build self-confidence when they take ownership of their work.
Animation and Picture Editing Workshops
Extra activities include tips and tricks for slide show animation, getting pictures from the internet, and how to trim, crop, flip, and recolor images. Learn how to record the story and then share it as a video.
Features & Benefits
Assignment 1 Digital Storytelling, Cartoons, & Comic Strips
Produce silly comic strips by writing text into callouts to describe what is happening.
Assignment 2 View Sample Digital Stories
Examine digital stories to learn about the structure and ignite interest in animated storytelling.
Assignment 3 Organize Story Ideas for the Digital Story
Invent a cartoon story. Determine the audience. Sketch events into a storyboard to form a plan.
Assignment 4 Make the Title Slide
Spark interest in the story with a unique title slide. Format text, text boxes, and slide background.
Assignment 5 Set the Scene
Convey information about setting, character, and plot by combining images with callouts.
Assignment 6 Create the Action Scenes
Illustrate the remaining scenes. Exaggerate the story action using starbursts and WordArt.
Assignment 7 Add Transitions and Animations
Divide the action using transitions. Animate each scene and sequence the timing of events.
Assignment 8 Digital Story Checklist
Self-evaluate the content, design, and animation applied to each scene. Revise the story.
Assignment 9 Publish your Digital Story
Prepare the story for an audience. Set the slides to play automatically. Invite peers to view it.
Optional Google Slides or PowerPoint Visual Storytelling Activities
- Generate a Story Idea: Pick a character, setting, and plot.
- Picture Editing Workshop: Trim, crop, recolor, and flip.
- Use Images from the Internet: Insert a file or link.
- Animation Workshop: Tips for animations, timing, and more.
- Peer Edit the Digital Story: Share the story. Invite comments.
- Print a Comic Strip or Comic Book: Print as a handout.
- Make a Video: Record the story, then share.
Integrate Technology into Language Arts - Digital Storytelling Activities
Inspire visual storytelling using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint lessons. Combine text, imagery, and animation to create a story that looks like a cartoon or animated comic strip. Creative writing activities for elementary or middle school. Digital storytelling project includes fun teaching ideas and samples!
- Select and organize story ideas
- Produce an original digital story
- Revise a story to improve quality
- Publish a digital story to share with others
- Save a digital story as other file types
- Format slide background for story backdrop
- Express ideas creatively
- Illustrate events with images and objects
- Divide story action by applying transitions
- Animate slide objects to sequence events