Item Number: JNR-TOON

Technology Integration: Language Arts

Technology Skill: Presentation

Program: Google Apps, Google Slides, PowerPoint Online

Includes: Google Slides or Office 365 Online Activities, Digital Storytelling Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, TechnoToon Parent Letter, TechnoToon Certificate, TechnoToon Skill Summary, Digital Story Checklist, Peer Editing Checklist, Digital Story Marking Sheet, Cartoon1 and Cartoon2 templates, Sample Digital Stories (What is It?, My Dream, Super Dog), Optional Technology Integration Samples (Biography, Connection, Public Service Announcement)

Assignment 1: Digital Storytelling, Cartoons, & Comic Strips

Learn about digital storytelling, cartoons, and comic strips. Complete storyboard panels.

Assignment 2: View Sample Digital Stories

View sample digital stories as a source of inspiration. Answer questions about their content.

Assignment 3: Organize Story Ideas for the Digital Story

Use a planning sheet to draft story ideas. Organize events into panels.

Assignment 4: Make the Title Slide

Make a title slide. Format text and text boxes. Apply a colored slide background.

Assignment 5: Set the Scene

Set the scene. Create the first slide. Include a text box, character, and callout.

Assignment 6: Create the Action Scenes

Create the remaining scenes. Include a starburst to emphasize an action.

Assignment 7: Add Transitions and Animations

Add transitions to divide scenes. Animate objects to set the timing of events and enhance story.

Assignment 8:Digital Story Checklist

Complete a digital story checklist. Make revisions.

Assignment 9: Publish your Digital Story

Publish a digital story. If using Google Slides, set the slides to play automatically and share link with others.

Optional Google Slides or PowerPoint Online Digital Storytelling Activities

  • Generate a Story Idea
  • Picture Editing Workshop
  • Use Images from the Internet
  • Animation Workshop
  • Peer Edit the Digital Story
  • Print a Comic Strip or Comic Book
  • Screencast to Make a Video
Digital Storytelling Activities
Animate Slide Objects
Complete Fun Digital Story Activities
Use Google Slides or PowerPoint Online

Integrate Technology into Language Arts - Creative Writing Activities using Google Slides or PowerPoint Online

Produce a digital story using Google Apps or Office 365 Online 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. Project includes fun teaching ideas!

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Inspire reluctant writers with digital 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 digital story is published as a link with the slides set to play automatically. Challenging extension activities support learning with optional assignments such as animation techniques, collaborative peer-editing, or screencasting.

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Very nice. Very organized. Thank You!

Christy C., Bremen, KY USA, Bremen Elementary School

TechnoKids technology projects are wonderful tools for teaching technology in a very meaningful way.

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