ALEX Lesson Plan


All About Me Digital Story Teller

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Author:Danielle Nixon
System: Mobile County
School: Mobile County Board Of Education
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 34724


All About Me Digital Story Teller


In this lesson students will be working with technology, They will use Windows Movie Maker to create an All-About-Me Digital Story. Students will also upload their digital story to YouTube.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: 3-5
12 ) Create a product using digital tools.

Examples: products—digital story, podcast, digital artwork

Local/National Standards:

ISTE Standard

6. Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves

creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools,

styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

a. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Upon completion of this activity, the students will be able to:

  1. Create a deep understanding of using Movie Maker on Windows to create a digital story.
  2. Understand and apply strategies to edit a digital story.
  3. Add pictures, audio voice, and text to the digital story.
  4. Upload digital story to YouTube.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

61 to 90 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

photos to be uploaded


Technology Resources Needed:

SmartBoard, Windows computer with Movie Maker app, personal student laptops or Window devices



Prior to this lesson, students should be able to upload a video to YouTube.



Step 1- Lesson Launch

  1. The teacher will introduce digital story by displaying a digital story that was created by the teacher. The teacher will then tell the students that they will be creating their own digital story using Movie Maker.

Step 2- Instruction

  1. The teacher will begin demonstrating how to create a digital story on the Smart Board by going to Windows Movie Maker. The teacher will explain to students that Movie Maker can be used to create movies and digital stories. The teacher will demonstrate how to go to the apps menu on their computers and select Movie Maker.
  2. The teacher will ask the students to open their apps menu and locate Movie Maker.
  3. The teacher will ask pairs of students to quietly explore the menu bar of the Movie Maker. The teacher will ask students to locate the add video and photos button, music button, record narration button, captions, and the credits button.
  4. The teacher will explain that these tools will help us create our Movie Maker.
  5. The teacher will model how to upload pictures, add captions for text, and add a voice for the digital story.

Step 3- Independent Practice

  1. Students will partner with a tablemate and
    • take pictures of objects in the class and practice uploading to Movie Maker.
    • record their voices and upload the recorded voices to Movie Maker.
    • practice adding credits to the end of the digital story.


Assessment Strategies

Students will formulate their own digital story. Students will use their class computer device to upload pictures to help tell their digital story.  Students will add text, voice, and credits to their digital story.





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Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
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