Item Number: JNR-TOON
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Animation, Presentation
Program: Google, Google Slides, Microsoft Office, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint, PowerPoint Online
Digital Storytelling Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment: TechnoToon Parent Letter, TechnoToon Certificate, TechnoToon Skill Summary, Digital Story Checklist, Peer Editing Checklist, Digital Story Marking Sheet
Sample Cartoons and Templates: Marco Polo, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Bicycle Safety Tips, My Dream, Super Dog, What Is It? Cartoon1 and Cartoon2 templates
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
Set the slides to play automatically and share the digital story with others.
Optional Google Slides or PowerPoint Digital 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.