8th Grade Math/Pre-Algebra Digital Story Project
Goal and Objective: - mid-year performance assessment; students will be able to create a digital story to demonstrate their
knowledge of a specific math/pre-algebra topic.
We have covered many mathematical topics in the first half
of the year. This project will help you demonstrate your knowledge of any of
these topics by creating a digital story. The story you create will be presented
to the class as part of our ongoing cumulative review.
What is a digital story? “There are many different definitions of "digital storytelling," but in general,
all of them revolve around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available
multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing.” (Robin, 2005)
This is an excellent opportunity to show what you have
learned and re-teach the class at the same time. Have fun
with it and be creative.
Your task is to:
a specific topic (see me for approval)
this topic again to ensure you understand it, use your book and the internet
the internet for pictures, video clips or use your own pictures/video
a 3-5 minute digital story
your story to the class
Your final project should contain:
digital story created in Windows Movie Maker including:
pictures, photos and/or video
narrative recorded by you
(optional) music, text or any other features
typed version of the narrative used
list of resources in APA style used to create your project
Here are some websites that can help
you get started.
The following site will give you lots of great information
on digital stories.
Here is an excellent digital story from the above website
on the Pythagorean Theorem. Get some ideas here.