I've been wanting to start digital storytelling with my class for some time now, but it never seemed like the right time. We've had short weeks, holidays, assemblies, and mid-term assessments galore. Plus, my student teacher is teaching 100% of the time and it's hard to fit in any extras within her plans.
Then I saw it...
March 4, Michelle, at First Grade Best, added a new post to her blog about Digital Storytelling. Kaboom, inspiration is born! I decided I should just integrate and get over my excuses.
We went on a field trip to the Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday and had a fabulous time learning about our Indian River Lagoon.
|The kids checking out some pond creatures.|
Then, today we wrote about three things that we did at the ELC. Their written work was edited/revised. They illustrated three pages to go along with their story. I took pictures of their illustrations, loaded them on their iPod Touches. The students used the app SonicPics and recorded the audio of their stories.
Here's one of our stories:
I am pretty pleased with this first attempt at expository digital storytelling, and I can't wait to do some more!
Thank you, Michelle! I needed that jumpstart.