Item Number: JNR-TOON
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Animation, Presentation
Program: Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Google, Google Slides, Office Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: Visual Storytelling Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8, Digital Storytelling and Visual Narratives: 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
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts with presentation and animation technology skills
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.