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DigitalStoryLessonPlan
Dr.Williams
KSP619UsingTechnologyintheClassroom
August19,2016

DigitalStoryLessonPlan
Title:CreatingDigitalStoriesonHistoricalFigures
RelatedLessons:Timeline
GradeLevel:Grade4
Unit:History
SubjectArea:SocialStudiesandEnglish

GOALS

MinnesotaAcademicStandardsSocialStudiesK12
Historyismadebyindividualsactingaloneandcollectivelytoaddressproblemsintheir
communities,state,nationandworld.
3.4.2.5.1
Identifyexamplesofindividualsorgroupswhohavehadanimpactonworldhistory
explainhowtheiractionshelpedshapetheworldaroundthem.

MinnesotaAcademicStandardsReading
3.8.4.4
Reportonatopicortextandavoidplagiarismbyidentifyingsources,tellastory,or
recountanexperiencewithappropriatefactsandrelevant,descriptivedetails,speakingclearlyat
anunderstandablepace.
3.8.5.5
Createengagingaudiorecordingsofstoriesorpoemsthatdemonstratefluidreadingatan
understandablepaceaddvisualdisplayswhenappropriatetoemphasizeorenhancecertainfacts
ordetails.

CommonCoreReadingStandards
Researchtobuildandpresentknowledge:
CCSS.W3.7

Conductshortresearchprojectsthatbuildknowledgeaboutatopic.
CCSS.W3.8
Recallinformationfromexperiencesorgatherinformationfromprintand
digitalsourcestakebriefnotesonsourcesandsortevidenceintoprovidedcategories.

NETSSStandards
1.CreativityandInnovation
Studentsdemonstratecreativethinking,constructknowledge,anddevelopinnovativeproducts
andprocessesusingtechnology.
a.Applyexistingknowledgetogeneratenewideas,products,orprocesses
b.Createoriginalworksasameansofpersonalorgroupexpression

2.CommunicationandCollaboration
Studentsusedigitalmediaandenvironmentstocommunicateandworkcollaboratively,
includingatadistance,tosupportindividuallearningandcontributetothelearningofothers.

a.Interact,collaborate,andpublishwithpeers,experts,orothersemployingavarietyof
digitalenvironmentsandmedia
b.Communicateinformationandideaseffectivelytomultipleaudiencesusingavarietyof
mediaandformats

3.ResearchandInformationFluency
Studentsapplydigitaltoolstogather,evaluate,anduseinformation.
a.Planstrategiestoguideinquiry
b.Locate,organize,analyze,evaluate,synthesize,andethicallyuseinformationfroma
varietyofsourcesandmedia
c.Evaluateandselectinformationsourcesanddigitaltoolsbasedontheappropriatenessto
specifictasks

5.DigitalCitizenship
Studentsunderstandhuman,cultural,andsocietalissuesrelatedtotechnologyandpracticelegal
andethicalbehavior.
a.Advocateandpracticesafe,legal,andresponsibleuseofinformationandtechnology.
b.Exhibitapositiveattitudetowardusingtechnologythatsupportscollaboration,learning,
andproductivity.

6.TechnologyOperationsandConcepts
Studentsdemonstrateasoundunderstandingoftechnologyconcepts,systems,andoperations.
a.Understandandusetechnologysystems
b.Selectanduseapplicationseffectivelyandproductively

NETSTStandards
1.FacilitateandInspireStudentLearningandCreativity
Teachersusetheirknowledgeofsubjectmatter,teachingandlearning,andtechnologyto
facilitateexperiencesthatadvancestudentlearning,creativity,andinnovationbothin
facetofaceandvirtualenvironments.
a.Promote,support,andmodelcreativeandinnovativethinkingandinventiveness
c.Promotestudentreflectionusingcollaborativetoolstorevealandclarifystudents
conceptualunderstandingandthinking,planning,andcreativeprocesses
d.Modelcollaborativeknowledgeconstructionbyengaginginlearningwithstudents,
colleagues,andothersinfacetofaceandvirtualenvironments

2.DesignandDevelopDigitalAgeLearningExperiencesandAssessments
Teachersdesign,develop,andevaluateauthenticlearningexperiencesandassessments
incorporatingcontemporarytoolsandresourcestomaximizecontentlearningincontextandto
developtheknowledge,skills,andattitudesidentifiedintheStandardsS.
a.Designoradaptrelevantlearningexperiencesthatincorporatedigitaltoolsandresources
topromotestudentlearningandcreativity
d.Providestudentswithmultipleandvariedformativeandsummativeassessmentsaligned
withcontentandtechnologystandards,anduseresultingdatatoinformlearningand
teaching


3.ModelDigitalAgeWorkandLearning
Teachersexhibitknowledge,skills,andworkprocessesrepresentativeofaninnovative
professionalinaglobalanddigitalsociety.
a.Demonstratefluencyintechnologysystemsandthetransferofcurrentknowledgetonew
technologiesandsituations.
d.Modelandfacilitateeffectiveuseofcurrentandemergingdigitaltoolstolocate,analyze,
evaluate,anduseinformationresourcestosupportresearchandlearning

4.Promoteandmodeldigitalcitizenshipandresponsibility
Teachersunderstandlocalandglobalsocietalissuesandresponsibilitiesinanevolvingdigital
cultureandexhibitlegalandethicalbehaviorintheirprofessionalpractices.
a.Advocate,model,andteachsafe,legal,andethicaluseofdigitalinformationand
technology,includingrespectforcopyright,intellectualproperty,andtheappropriate
documentationofresources.
b.Addressthediverseneedsofalllearnersbyusinglearnercenteredstrategiesproviding
equitableaccesstoappropriatedigitaltoolsandresources.

LearningObjectives
Studentswillunderstandandapplytheprocessesofconductingresearch,draftinga
storyboard,anddesigningadigitalstory.
Studentswillstudyhowthetechnologiesusedincreatingadigitalstoryworkandwill
understandhowtousethosetechnologiesforotherfutureprojects.
Studentswilldemonstrateknowledgeofthehistoricalfiguretheyhavechosenfortheir
digitalstory.
Studentswillbeabletosummarizethehistoricalfigureslifeandobtaintheimportant
lifeeventsinordertocreateadigitalstory.
Studentswillbeabletocomposearesearchpaperwiththefindingsofthehistorical
figure.

ACTION

BeforeClassPreparation
1.Equipment
Theteacherwillneedtomakesurethateachstudenthasaccesstoeitheracomputerordevicein
a1:1ratioasmuchoftheinitialworkistobedoneindividually.Thismayrequiresigningout
thecomputerlabortechnologycartinatimelymannerfollowingtheschoolssignoutpolicy.
Theteacherwillalsoneedtomakesurethatallofthedevices/computersarefullychargedin
orderforstudentstohaveadequatepowerduringclasstime.

2.Handouts
Theteacherwillgiveeachstudentacopyoftherubricsothattheyknowthegoaland
expectationsoftheassignment.Therubricwillalsoguideandencouragetheirworkandeffortin
creatingthedigitalstory.Studentswillalsoreceiveacopyofthebibliographygraphic

organizer.Thiswillhelpthemwhentheyarefindingresearchabouttheirhistoricalfigures.This
willhelpthemwhenwritingtheirresearchpaperinGoogleDocs.
Throughoutthelesson,studentswillbereceivingmultipledifferenthandouts.Onday3and4,
studentswillreceiveastoryboardtemplatehandoutthatwillhelpthemplanontheirdigitalstory
beforetheycreateit.Theywillreceivea321exitticketonDay4thatwillhelptheteacher
knowwhatstudentsarefindingwiththeirresearchandquestionsstudentsstillhave.Students
willreceiveapeerreviewchecklistonday5thatwillassistwhenreviewingtheirpartnerswork.

3.Connectivity
Theteacherwillneedtomakesurethattheapplicablewebsitesneededfortheassignmentare
workingforthedayeachdaybeforestudentsarrivetoclass.Theteacherwillalsoneedtomake
surethateachindividualdeviceisnotexperiencinganytechnicaldifficultiesaccessingtheserver
orInternetsignal.

4.Projection
Theteacherwillneedtomakesurethathis/herowncomputerisrunningandreadytogo,
projectingontothewhiteboardorshowingupontheSmartBoardinpreparationfor
demonstratingtheinstructions.

5.ExampleofCompletedProject
Theteacherwillneedtohavepreparedanexampleofacompletedprojecttoshowwhile
introducingtheassignmentinordertogivethestudentsaclearerideaofwhattheywillcreate
andwhatisexpected.Theteacherwillinstructthestudentsthatthehistoricalfigureinthe
exampleisofflimitsforthestudentstochoosefortheirprojects.
HereistheexampleDigitalStorythatwillbeshared:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK1TkzMhqQ&feature=youtu.be

TechnologyUsed
PresentationPrograms:
GoogleDocs:
GoogleDocsisawordprocessingdocumentthatcanbeeditedand
sharedwithothers.
GoogleForms:
GoogleFormsisatoolthatallowsteacherstosurveystudentsand
obtainquickresultsanddata.Theformcanbeusedasanexitticket,asurvey,
shortresponses,etc.
PowerPoint:
PowerPointisaslideshowpresentationtoolthatallowsstudentsto
addtext,picturesandlinkstoslides.PowerPoint,theprogramthatisdownloaded
onthecomputer,presentationscanbesharedasafilewithothers.
ScreencastingPrograms:
Screencastomatic:
Screencastomaticisascreencastingsoftwareusedfor
recordingvideoswithaudiocommentary.Videosareuploadedtothe
ScreencastomaticwebsiteandusersreceiveaURLtosharewithpotential
viewersforwatchingtheirvideos.Screencastomaticvideoscanbeamaximum
of15minuteslonghowever,incaseswheretheyneedtobelongerthereare
specialadjustmentsthatcanbemade.

SharingSoftware:
SeeSaw:
SeeSawisanonlinedigitalportfoliothatallowsstudentstosharepieces
anditemswithoneanotherandtheteacher.ThiswillbeusedtosharetheDigital
Storieswiththerestoftheclass.

CategoryofTechnology
PresentationPrograms(PowerPoint,GoogleDocs,GoogleForms):WordProcessing
Applications,Organizing&BrainstormingSoftware,Communication&Collaboration
Software,DataCollectionandAnalysisTools,andMultimediaCreation
ScreencastingPrograms(JingorScreencastomatic):MultimediaCreation
SharingSoftware(SeeSaw):Communication&CollaborationSoftwareandMultimedia
Creation

DuringClass
Time
10classsessions,55minuteseach

InstructionalActivities
Day1:
(10Minutes)Atthebeginningofclass,eachstudentwillchooseadifferentfamoushistorical
figuretoresearch.Theteacherwillwritedownthehistoricalfigureeachstudenthaspickedto
makesurenotwostudentschoosethesamehistoricalfigure.Onceastudenthasconfirmedtheir
choicewiththeteacher,theywillbeallowedtostartresearchingaftertheassignmentpreview.

(10Minutes)Theteacherpreviewstheassignmentfortheclassshowinganexamplestoryhe/she
hasalreadycreated.Theteacherwillgivestudentsallacopyoftherubricthatwillbeusedto
gradetheirdigitalstories.Therubricswillguidestudentsonwhatinformationtheyneedto
includeintheirdigitalstories.Theteacherwillansweranyquestionsthestudentsmighthave
abouttheassignment.

(30Minutes)Studentsuseclasstimetoresearchthehistoricalfiguretheyhavechosen.Theywill
compiletheirresearchonthegraphicorganizerthathasbeenhandedout.

(5Minutes)Theteacherwillwrapuptheclassperiodwithpreviewingwhatthenextdaywill
looklike.Thenthethirdday,studentswillbecreatingtheirdigitalstoriesinamediaformatof
theirchoice.

Day2:
(55Minutes)Studentswilltaketimetofinishthegraphicorganizerfromthedaybefore.
Oncethestudentsaredonewiththegraphicorganizer,theymaystarttotypeuptheirscriptfor
theirdigitalstoryinGoogleDocs.

Day3and4:
(50Minutes)Studentswilltaketimetofinishtypinguptheirscriptfortheirdigitalstoryin
GoogleDocs.Withthisinformation,theywilldraftthestoryabouttheirhistoricalfigureby

fillingintheStoryboardTemplate(seeSupplementalLessonMaterialsattheendofthelesson
plan).Thestoryboardwillallowstudentstobreakdownthestorycreatingprocessandplantheir
individualslidesfortheirpresentationbeforetheybeginusingthepresentationsoftware.The
completedStoryboardTemplatewillbereferredtoasdraftsthroughouttheremainderofthe
project.

(5Minutes)Studentswilltaketimetocompletethe321ExitCard.Thiswillbeturnedinatthat
endofDay4.

Day5:
(55Minutes)Studentswillworkinpairspreselectedbytheteacher.Thepairswilllookateach
othersbrainstorminggraphicorganizers,storyboardtemplateandresearchpaperonGoogle
Docs.Thepairswillprovidefeedbacktoeachother.ThepairswillusetheChecklist(See
SupplementalLessonMaterials)whendiscussingwithoneanother.

Day6,7and8:
(55Minutes)Studentswillbeginworkingindividuallyoncreatingtheirdigitalstory
presentations.TheywillusetheirGoogleDocdraftandrubrichandouttoaidthemincreating
theirdigitalstory.StudentswillusePowerpointtocreatetheirdigitalstory.Thedigitalstory
musthaveaminimumof8slides.Theslidesmustinclude:
atleastoneimageofthehistoricalfigure
informationexplainingwhothehistoricalfigureis
placeandtimetheywereborn
detailsabouttheirfamilylife
whattheyarefamousfor
funfacts
details/circumstancesoftheirdeath
Thesecriteriaarealsolistedintherubric.Oncethedigitalstoryslideshavebeencompleted,
studentswilluseScreencastomatictooltocreateavideowithaudiocommentaryoftheirdigital
story.Theaudiocommentarywillconsistofmoreindepthexplanationaboutthehistorical
figureandmaterialoneachslide.Studentswillreceivethreedaysforinclassworktocomplete
theirdigitalstory.
StudentswillalsosharethelinktotheirpresentationontheclassSeeSawpage.Thisway,
studentscanwatchthevideoslater.

Day9and10:
(55Minutes)Studentswillshowtheirfinalprojectstotheclass.Twodayswillbesetasidefor
viewingpresentations.

Materialsandresources
Day1
Copyoftherubricforeachstudent
Computerordeviceforeachstudent
GraphicOrganizer
InternetAccess

InternetResearch

Day2
Computerordeviceforeachstudent
InternetAccess
WordprocessingSoftware(GoogleDocs)
GraphicOrganizerwithTeacherFeedback

Day3and4
Computerordeviceforeachstudent
InternetAccess
WordprocessingSoftware(GoogleDocs)
GraphicOrganizerwithTeacherFeedback
StoryboardTemplate

Day5
Computerordeviceforeachstudent
InternetAccess
WordprocessingSoftware(GoogleDocs)
GraphicOrganizerwithTeacherFeedback
StoryboardTemplate
Checklist

Day6,7and8
Rubric
Computerordeviceforeachstudent
WordprocessingSoftware(GoogleDocs)
PresentationProgramsoftware(Powerpoint)
ScreencastingProgram(Screencastomatic)
GraphicOrganizerwithTeacherFeedback
InternetAccess
Headphones
Microphone

Day9and10
Projector/ScreenorSmartBoard(Forwholeclassdisplay)
InternetAccess
MediaPlayer
Speakers

Additionalteachingnotes
Studentswillbeworkingindividuallycreatingtheirdigitalstoriesonthehistoricalfigure
oftheirchoice.Theywillcollaboratewithothersonday5,inpairs.Thepairswillrevieweach
othersworksofar.Theywillcompletethepeerreviewchecklistoneachotherswork.Thiswill
assistthestudentsinwhattheystillneedtodobeforetheprojectisdue.

Classtimewillbeprovidedforresearchandcreatingthedigitalstory.Someofthe
contentofthisprojectcanbecompletedoutsideofclasstimeashomework(theresearchpart).

MONITOR

Assessment
FormativeAssessment
Day1:
Studentswillhandintheirgraphicorganizeraftertheyhavecompletedit.This
willserveasanassessment.Theteacherwillchecktomakesurethenecessaryinformationis
included.Teacherwilladdfeedbackforstudentstoreview.Ifstudentsaremissingany
information,theteacherwilldiscusswiththestudentsonDay2.

Teacherfacilitatesaseriesofcheckinsthroughanexitticketapproach.
Day2:
(Afterstudentshaveresearchedtheirchosenhistoricalfigure.)Oncestudents
havecompiledtheirresearchontoaGoogledoc,teacherchecksforatleastthreesources.After
teacherhasverifiedthreesourcesstudentsmaybegindraftingtheirstories.
Day4:
(Afterstudentshavewrittentheirpaperabouttheirhistoricalfigure)Studentswill
filloutthe321exitcard(seeSupplementalLessonMaterialsPage).Thisexitcardwillbe
turnedintotheteacher.Thiswillhelptheteacherknowwhatstudentshavelearnedabouttheir
historicalfiguresandwhattheyarestillcuriousabout.
Day5:
Studentswillworkinpairsreviewingthewordthathasbeendonesofar.They
willprovidefeedbacktooneanotherandcompletetheChecklist(seeSupplementalLesson
Materialsbelow).Thischecklistwillhelpstudentstomakesuretheyhaveeverythingthatis
requiredandstateontherubric.TheChecklistwillalsohelpstudentsknowwhatinformation
theyaremissingfromtheirassignment.

SummativeAssessment
DigitalStorySurvey:
ThissurveywillbedonethroughGoogleForms.TheSurveywill
beusedasanevaluationpiece.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ovQesHGIyxSJ6ZGkYa_q2RrCmRw02uZ18WmqjhZZ_0/vie
wform
DigitalStoryRubric(seeSupplementalLessonMaterialspage):
Thisistherubricthat
willbehandedouttostudentsatthebeginningoftheassignment.Also,Teacherwillusethis
rubrictogradestudentsduringdigitalstorypresentations.
AccommodationsandExtensions
Studentswhoneedhelpnavigatingthetechnologycanworkinpairsaslongasitisclear
thattheworkloadisequal.
Theuseofimagesinthisprojectcreatesanopportunitytodiscussdigitalcitizenshipin
termsofcopyrightandfairuse/publicdomainimages.Ifstudentsneedto,theycanfindimages
inbooksfromthelibraryandusescannerstomakeadigitalcopytoincludeintheirpresentation.

BackUpPlan
Studentscanconductresearchusingreferencematerialsfromonlinedatabasesand
referencebooksfromthelibrary.Studentscankeepwrittennotesandaddtothegraphic

organizerasmoreresearchisfoundbuttheresearchwillallbeaddedtoaGoogleDoc
wordprocessingsoftware.ThereasonwhystudentswillputinformationontoaGoogleDocisso
itcanbesharedwiththeteacher.

EVALUATION

LessonReflectionandNotes
Theindividualstudentprojectswillbepresentedfortheclassondays9and10.The
presentationswillbesharedasdigitalmovies.EachstudentwillbeusingScreencastoMatic
screencastingprogramsoftwareandthesedigitalfileshavebeendownloadedandsharedwiththe
teacherandclassmatesonSeeSaw.Theteacher,then,canpullthepresentationupthrough
SeeSawandshowonaprojectedscreenorSmartBoard.
Thecompletedprojectwillbeevaluatedusingbytherubricthatisattachedabove.The
teacherwillevaluatetheindividualprojectsastheyareplayedforthewholeclass.

REFERENCES

Cennamo,K.,Ross,J.D.,&Ertmer,P.A.(2010).
Technologyintegrationformeaningful
classroomuse:Astandardsbasedapproach
.Belmont,CA:Wadsworth.

SUPPLEMENTALLESSONMATERIALS

BiographyGraphicOrganizer

321StrategyExitCard

StoryboardTemplate

Checklist:

PeerReviewChecklist

Thischecklististoprovidefeedbackon___________sdigitalstorymaterials.

1. _____StudenthascompletedtheBrainstormingGraphicOrganizerwith
muchdetails.
COMMENTS:

2.____StudenthascompletedtheStoryboardTemplateOrganizerwithmuch
details.
COMMENTS:

3._____StudenthascompletedtheResearchpaperonGoogleDocsand
SHAREDWITHTEACHER.
COMMENTS:

4._____Studenthasatleast3resources.

5._____Studenthasatleast8slidesonStoryboardTemplateOrganizer.

6._____StudenthasallofthenecessaryinformationonStoryboardTemplate
OrganizerandResearchPaper:
atleastoneimageofthehistoricalfigure
informationexplainingwhothehistoricalfigureis
placeandtimetheywereborn
detailsabouttheirfamilylife
whattheyarefamousfor
funfacts
details/circumstancesoftheirdeath

7.Listwhatyoulikeaboutyourpartnerswork:

DigitalStoryRubric

Category

Duration

Lengthof
Lengthof
Lengthof
Lengthof
presentationwas presentationwas presentationwas presentationwas
57minutes
4minutes
3minutes
lessthan3
minutes

Slidesand
Images

8ormoreslides
andimages

76slidesand
images

54slidesand
images

Lessthan4
slidesand
images

Understanding

Studentsdigital
storyis
completewitha
beginning,
middleandend.
Allimages
correspondwith
storylineand
makesense.The
voice
over/screencast
isalignedwith
thepresentation.
Studentshowsa
highlevelof
understanding
howtocreatea
digitalstory.

Studentsdigital
storyis
completewitha
beginning,
middle,andend.
Mostimages
correspondwith
storyline.The
voice
over/screencast
ismostly
alignedwith
presentation.
Studentshows
an
understandingof
howtocreatea
digitalstory.

Studentsdigital
storylacksa
clearbeginning,
middleorend.A
fewimages
correspondwith
storyline.The
voice
over/screencast
lacksalignment
with
presentation.
Studentshows
lowlevelof
understanding
howtocreatea
digitalstory.

Studentsdigital
storyis
incomplete.The
imagesand
storylinedonot
correspond.The
voice
over/screencast
doesnotalign
withthe
presentation.
Studentshows
verylittleifno
understandingof
howtocreatea
digitalstory.

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