What are we doing?
Your goal will be to create a short, short animated story using a software tool called GoAnimate. A story has five basic elements: Characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution. It isn't as hard as you think - you've been reading, watching, and listening to stories since you were born.
Why are we doing it?
This project will give you a chance to practice your writing and revising skills. The text-to-speech feature works best with correct spelling and complete sentences. Your classmates, teacher and I will be there to help you revise and edit your work, so don't worry about being perfect.
This project will also give you a chance to use a popular video creation tool, which has a lot in common with other video creation tools. You will need to think critically, work collaboratively, and be a problem solver.
Today, follow the link below to sign in to GoAnimate. Get familiar with the tools:
1. Create a scene with dialogue.
2. Try using movement or actions.
3. Add music or sound effects to a scene.
4. Create your own character.
Start planning ahead - come with story ideas for your next media class.
English Language Arts
W.188.8.131.52: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. English Language Arts
W.184.108.40.206: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. English Language Arts
W.220.127.116.11.a: Independently select writing topics and formats for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic tasks. English Language Arts
SL.18.104.22.168: Create an individual or shared multimedia work or digital text for a specific purpose (e.g., to create or integrate knowledge, to share experiences or information, to persuade, to entertain, or as artistic expression).