With this detailed guide, show your students how to take their writing to a new level, and help them enrich their stories with multimedia using free publishing software and photography Web sites.
Hear or See a Story: Making It Happen in Your Classroom
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
After creating the story plan, then it’s time to create the multimedia, which could be a movie or a podcast. The students need to gather their props and equipment. I like to have one student be the “Quiet on the Set” person so that the others know when a group is recording.
Editing the video or audio to create a finished video or podcast is the next step. The students crop their video or audio, add titles and special effects to their video, add photos to their audio for a podcast, and pay attention to every detail. When they are done the video or podcast is saved.
Most important is to share their three-dimensional stories with others. Sometimes I have them share with another class or we post their stories on our class Web site.
iMovie and Movie Maker handout (PDF)