Class 7: Where I’m From: Telling Digital Stories

We will open class with a review of our sites and we’ll tale look at two Google applications:
1. Google Forms integration into MyMaps: “My Dream Vacation” Link
2. Google Drawings Shapegrams

In the poem, “WHERE I’M FROM,”  George Ella Lyon tells the story of her youth in Kentucky

Where I’m From
I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.
I am from the dirt under the back porch.
(Black, glistening,
it tasted like beets.)
I am from the forsythia bush
the Dutch elm
whose long-gone limbs I remember
as if they were my own.

I’m from fudge and eyeglasses,
from Imogene and Alafair.
I’m from the know-it-alls
and the pass-it-ons,
from Perk up! and Pipe down!
I’m from He restoreth my soul
with a cottonball lamb
and ten verses I can say myself.

I’m from Artemus and Billie’s Branch,
fried corn and strong coffee.
From the finger my grandfather lost
to the auger,
the eye my father shut to keep his sight.

Under my bed was a dress box
spilling old pictures,
a sift of lost faces
to drift beneath my dreams.
I am from those moments–
snapped before I budded —
leaf-fall from the family tree.

~ George Ella Lyon

Use the poem as inspiration for your digital story of “Where I’m From” using Adobe Spark Page. Use Adobe embed code with HTML Snippets to add to your post. (how to below).

First “write” your story, then use Adobe Spark Page to illustrate it. (It does not have to be as long or artistic as the one above – but have fun with it and make it personal.)
It should have a title that starts “I’m from (something artsy).” Be sure to put your name in the subtitle.

Your WordPress post should include:

  • Featured image (could be image used your story)
  • A post title that is the same as your digital story
  • The “text-only” version of your story
  • Your embedded digital story
  • Your thoughts on telling stories with Adobe Spark Page

How to get Adobe Spark Page embed code to use with HTML snippets

How to make a webpage with Adobe Spark Page

Sample Stories with Adobe Spark Page
(WE had a different prompt last year)
where i've been Things I love and don't love Where to?

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