Class 9: Sway vs Adobe Spark Page

Last week, students explored digital storytelling with Microsoft Sway. This week we will introduce another useful tool – Adobe Spark Page. We will open the class with students giving an “elevator pitch” for their final projects. Students will give each other feedback to assist project development. Then students will get a brief introduction to Adobe […]

Class 8: Where I’m From – My Digital Story

In the poem, “Where I’m From,” George Ella Lyon tells the story of her youth in Kentucky. Where I’m FromI 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 bushthe Dutch elmwhose long-gone limbs I rememberas if they were my own. I’m from […]

Class 6: Digital Storytelling with Sway

This week we will explore digital storytelling using a Microsoft app called Sway. We’ll be joined by UP instructional designer – ┬áBen Kahn. One can think of digital storytelling as the modern extension of the ancient art of storytelling, now interwoven with digitized still and moving images and sound. Thanks to new media and digital […]