Editing Your Digital Story


This part of the process can be daunting if one has never edited before. However, it is a skill students pick up rather quickly. This part is exciting as it really embraces higher-order thinking skills in Bloom's taxonomy: students are using critical thinking and decision-making around the whole scope of their project, and they are truly in a multimodal creation mode. This is where students can really take their language skills and talents to the next level!

WeVideo has two editing modes: Storyboard (Beginner) and Timeline (Intermediate/Advanced.) We will use Storyboard mode in this course. This mode is more than sufficient for your students; this is the mode that was used to edit the model you saw earlier in the unit. Here's a brief tutorial on editing in Storyboard Mode

Task 1: In Storyboard mode, edit your story.

• Drag all your media onto the Storyboard timeline.

•Order the images according to your Storyboard.

•Drag your audio file onto the audio timeline.

•Play your movie, seeing where you need to increase or decrease the length of your images in relation to the audio.

• When you are satisfied with the order and length of your images, add a title slide.

•Choose a theme that works well with your story. Try out a few until you find one you like.

Task 2: Publish and comment

• Publish your story and post a link on our Padlet wall.

• Leave a comment for at least two other stories on the wall.

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