Digital Storytelling Example: How do I do that?


My 5th grade computer lab students will survey their Kindergarten reading buddies to determine new skills that the Kindergarteners want to learn.  The 5th grade students will then work in groups to create a digital storytelling project using Prezi or Slideshare to teach the Kindergarten class these skills.  This will not be just a “How To” project but will need to include story elements, as well.  The following example was created by me using one of our teacher’s children as the main character.  I would love to have your feedback on my digital storytelling example.  Enjoy:


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I am a computer lab teacher and media specialist in Ocala. I have returned to school after 23 years of working out in the "real world." I am married with two wonderful daughters. We have two dogs and two cats. I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family.

9 responses »

  1. Cynthia,
    Thank you for sharing our prezi! I think this was a very good example to show your students, I like how you used age appropriate language and how geared toward not who is making the project but who it will be shown to. My only advice is making the audio more audible. I had to have my volume all the way up to be able to clearly hear what the student was saying. But with that I enjoyed how you used an actual student asking the question, its always great to incorporate a video to help all our students learning styles. Great project and thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much, Megan. I sincerely appreciate your feedback. 🙂 He had a great time helping me with the video – he belongs to our K-5 teacher. 🙂 I think our 5th graders will have fun making this project. Can’t wait to present it to them.

  2. Cindy,
    I absolutely loved this presentation. Your images are great. Who is the boy? He is so cute. I love the way you added video in. I think this is a great idea for fifth graders.
    Jodie G

    • Jodie, thanks so much. The little boy belongs to our K-5 teacher. He is actually in the first grade this year. I really appreciate your feedback and encouraging words. 🙂

  3. Hi Cindy,

    I enjoy it, it’s very good experience you use. I like the way that you used in the presentation the topic, but I like to add the audio to make it more interesting!!
    Thank you for sharing.


  4. Hi Cindy,

    I really enjoyed your presentation and LOVE your idea of pairing 5th graders with Kindergarteners! I think that it will help the Kindergarteners see that big 5th graders aren’t so scary, as well as give the 5th graders a sense of pride in knowing that they are helping/teaching the Kindergarteners. So, I give you kudos for incorporating this element! While I love how you had the young boy asking the questions, I wish that there was a way to narrate the other slides and/or incorporate some background music. All in all, this is a fantastic project and want to thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

    Kim H.

  5. Thanks so much, Kim. Yes, Logan had a good time helping me. 🙂 And you are right about the audio being beneficial – thanks for your recommendation – especially when I will have Kindergarteners who will be viewing this! 🙂

  6. I really liked this example. I loved how they had to include story elements into the project, so even though it was a “how to’ they also needed to use their creative side. I also really enjoyed how the project included teaming up with another grade level, so instead of the teacher teaching, it was the the students teaching each other what they know!! great job!

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