Building a digital story, at first I didn’t think much of it. As I was looking more closely at them I became extremely stressed when I began trying to create one. I remember a couple I had read and listened to when we were assigned podcasts and digital stories. The first couple of digital stories I listened to were informational. They talked about a specific topic and elaborated on it. So when we were told to make a metaphor of ourselves as a learner or teacher I was a bit worried. I looked at many websites for digital stories and was not impressed with many of them. But it could just be me and not the actual websites.
I chose to decide between two websites: Powtoon or Biteable. My aunt had told me that her students love watching the videos created from Powtoon, but she had never created one herself. So with that knowledge I looked more closely at this website at first. I had my script all ready and was excited to plug it in, but I had to follow what they had already had somewhat scripted. So after finding this out I went onto Biteable. My metaphor that I chose to use in my script is more of me being a tour guide than an actual teacher. In my script I had “if you look to your left, you’ll see an interesting and engaging math curriculum filled with hands on learning experiences.” and a couple more tour guide sayings to go along with that. The only part about Biteable was that they had a word count. So kind of like Twitter with less words.. This was annoying because then I would just have to add another slide on to make them all fit. And since I was using a tour guide as my main idea, of course, I thought it would be a good idea to have like nature things in the background. Well that didn’t turn out quite as planned.
My Biteable took roughly 25 minutes to load the preview, yes just the preview. So after waiting that long for a sneak peek I knew there was no way I was turning back now. I’m sure there might have been better websites to create a digital story, but I found this one the easiest to maneuver and work with. With that being said, I hope you enjoy my (what seemed like it took forever) digital story!