Digital Storytelling Rubric

I want to give my students a simple yet effective rubric to follow when creating their digital story. The grades I would want to use this activity with are the younger grade like first and second grade so a simplistic rubric is my goal. To assess my students on this project I felt that the following criteria were the best points of interest. The four core traits of digital stories that I thought were crucial to assessing include connection, organization, content, and media application. The first trait of assessing is connection. Connection is the first trait because I feel that it is so important for the students to see how the collected information on their chosen country, relates to the geography standards within the unit. Next is the organization. Organization is crucial especially when making a digital story. Digital stories need to follow a story line and chronologically make sense to the viewer. Putting their thoughts together into a cohesive thought should be one of the main priorities for the student creating this digital story. Next is the content criteria. This part of the rubric talks about useful information being included in the story. It is very important that all of the content directly relates to the activity. Lastly I was the students to focus on the media application. This part of the assessment is very important because I want the students to have certain technological aspects to the digital story such as photos, transitions, background music, voiceovers, and ending credits. Overall, with this rubric, students can have a better vision on what their digital story should look like.

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