Digital Story Telling: Poetry Performance
Category #3: Interpret & Perform
Digital Story - Poetry Performance
Just what is a digital story performance of a poem? See a sample here:
To create your own digital story poetry performance, just follow these steps:
Step #1 Choose & Analyze
- Select a poem from the Poetry 180 Collection or any of the literary periods we have explored.
- Respond to the poem using the "Digital Story Poetry Performance Draft". If you are logged-in to your Londonderry Google Drive, you can view this file, copy it and add it to your folder for this summative assessment.
Step #2 Connect
- Research to locate digital images. Use the Snipping Tool to help you place an image opposite the poem's lines/phrases which you want to associate with that image. (Don’t forget to add an image for your title slide.)
- IMPORTANT: Keep track of the sources for your images. You will need to cite each one.
Step #3 Perform
You can complete the elements of this step in any order. Here's what you need to get done:
Record Your Performance of the Poem
- Using a hard copy of your poetry performance draft, find a quiet place to create an MP3 recording of the poem in your own voice.
- You should begin your recording with these words (replacing names and titles where necessary):
- "Title of Poem" by Poet's Name
- A Digital Story Performance by Your Name
- When you're done, copy this MP3 file to your folder for this summative assessment.
(Note: You may also use an MP3 which you legally own for this as long as you don't publish this. However, it must be an MP3 and NOT an MP4.)
Create a Works Cited
- Return to the document entitled "Digital Story Poetry Performance Draft" to complete a "Works Cited" for your film. This will document, acknowledge and give credit to the creators of the poem, images and music used in your digital story.
(NOTE: You do not need to cite music from Soundzabound or Clipart since it is royalty free.)
- Download your digital story performance draft as a Word document. Save it to your desktop.
- Create a folder for these JPEGs and place it on your desktop.
- Then, right click on each image in your document and save each image as a JPEG to the desktop folder. (Save each file as a number to preserve the sequence.)
- Place all of these JPEGs together in one folder and then copy the folder to the appropriate summative assessment folder.
Step #4 Mix
- Use Audacity to combine voice/sound/music recordings into one MP3 file.
- As you do this, make sure the music track extends far past the voice track. This will ensure that PhotoStory doesn't cut off your poetry performance prematurely.
- Name this MP3 file: "Combo Voice and Music" and then copy the folder to your Digital Story Poetry Performance folder for safe keeping.
Need a refresher on Audacity? Check out this video:
Step # 5 Create
- Open Photo-Story and follow the directions (skip over the "record your voice" step).
- If you have trouble using any of the resources in your Google folder, download it to the desktop and try again.
- Create a title "slide" out of your first image. NOTE: The words on the title slide are the ONLY words in your digital story. This is what belongs on your title slide:
"Title of Poem" by Poet's Name
A Digital Story Performance by Your Name
- Add your completed MP3 recording (voice & music combined) to Photo Story.
- Edit, refine & "publish" your completed digital story.
- Save a copy of your completed digital story (movie file) to the folder for this summative assessment.