The only digital story that has been done in our school that I am aware, of is the class “choose you adventure” book that my class wrote last year. However, it was more them telling me what they wanted and me typing it in. I want the students to take more command of it.
Keeping in mind that this is new for me and the students, I decided to start small and look for ideas from others. I looked through some resources and am drawn to The ABC’s of sunshine Lesson on DigitalWish.com.
In this lesson, students are assigned letters of the alphabet and they have to take photos of objects that start with that letter. The photos are then uploaded and printed. The pictures are sorted and the students decide which ones to use.
The pictures are then put together in a storyboard and students create the captions for each page. The book is put together as a paper copy and shared.
I would stick to this plan for this year, but I have a vision to evolve this into a digital book where students could add narration. I already have a book creator account and believe this would be feasible. Something I like about this is that I always do a photography lesson with the kids and this ties into that nicely and allows me to tie it into our curriculum and justify doing it!