Storyboard a Class
Difficulty: 4 (rated by author; 1=easy <--> 5=difficult)
: Active Learning
Storyboards are short, visual sketches that help you plan something. You can storyboard an event, a meeting, a class — whatever you have to plan or design. While storyboarding is often associated with preparation for filmmaking, it is a very useful visual practice.
- Create a visual storyboard of an upcoming class session or activity. If you are adventuresome, try using no words! You can create your storyboard on paper or using a web based storyboard tool. There is a great Wikiversity site that has a storyboard template. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Storyboard_Artwork_Project/Thumbnail See the other resources below.
- Have a colleague review your storyboard and offer their interpretation of it. Capture constructive feedback. If time allows, do a quick revision based on the feedback (you can also do this later).
- Upload either the digital artifact or a picture of the analog artifact to the challenge page, along with a short reflection of how the experience did or did not help you think and design your class session or activity.
- BONUS: Want to go even deeper? Learn how to visualize the knowledge in your course. http://demo.elearninglab.org/mod/page/view.php?id=57
What about mobile?
Here are a few starter ideas. Storyboards can be created and shared electronically. You can push storyboard updates out to learners if your class schedule or content changes. What other ways can mobile contribute? Leave your ideas in the resources suggestion area below.
Tools and Resources:
- Forge, an iPad storyboard app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forge-by-adonit/id959009300?ls=1&mt=8
- Boardthing, a web based post it note app (you can add images!) http://www.boardthing.com
- Storyboardthat a web based visual storyboard creation tool http://www.storyboardthat.com/
- Storyboarding for e-learning https://community.articulate.com/series/29/articles/10-best-practices-for-e-learning-storyboarding
- Simply love looking at storyboards? Get lost here: https://www.pinterest.com/marplemarple/storyboard/
- Nick Sousanis’ Grids and Gestures exercise http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/sane/vol2/iss1/8/
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