Blog Post Eight: Digital Story Assessment

Digital Story Assessment

Created by: Miah Dettorre, Abigail Ruse, and Lauren Denk

Story (______/15 points)

The development of the story makes sense and is in chronological order in terms of the story itself. More specifically, there is a set beginning, middle, and end that carries the audience through the entire story. The problem or situation drives the story itself. The content of place value is articulated clearly and creatively through its structure, engagement, and character transformation.

Project Planning (_______/20 points)

The students in the learning community submit as a group a storyboard and script to show progression and evidence of solid planning. From there, they will receive comments in order to revise and improve their work. Throughout this entire process, the group members work together to evenly distribute the work and collaboratively create a digital story.

Originality, voice, creativity (_______/15 points)

The content of the digital story exhibits an original voice-over narration and a perspective that is imaginative and fruitful. The voice connects with the images or videos that are presented in the digital story to further enhance the message that is being portrayed. For this to adequately happen, students articulate their words clearly and concisely. If any words, phrases, pictures or sounds are not original from the group themselves, they must be properly cited at the end of the presentation.  

Content Understanding (______/30 points)

The presentation and its story are created to convey an understanding of the material addressed. The material being the concept of place value and how to properly shift between place value positions. In result, the audience gains further understanding of the ones, tens, and hundreds position and how many each place value holds. The story accurately presents place value terminology and how to properly shift the position of the digit in a number series. This aligns with the first Number and Operations in Base Ten standard for second grade (2.NBT.1). More specifically, this standard reads that students should understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones. The audience understands the following as special cases: a. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens – called a “hundred,” b. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones). The digital story builds upon this standard and provides students with an application of the concept that has already been taught to them in school.

Presentation (_______/20 points)

The presentation of the digital story is posted on the YouTube website and onto each member’s blog page effectively, making it readily available to all. The digital story is appealing to the eye and to the ear, but at the same time, educational.  The audience is engaged and interested throughout the story itself and the presentation. This can be done through the use of purposeful drawings/pictures, sounds, effects, and transitions. All of these aspects of the digital story are clear, meaningful, and displayed in a manner that does not pull from the actual content itself, and as a result, distract the audience.

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