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This is my second experiment with storyboard That. I began looking at it a few week ago for another class and after that experience I felt I needed more time to really work with it to get a sense of it. After all it takes more then one time to really grasp a new tool.
Storyboard That offers a free account which allows you to create up to two storyboard in a week. I began by trying to decided what to make with it and really struggled to come up with something so I just went with creating a storyboard that could be used to support teaching some classroom expectations. I didn’t add captions, because I would use it along with discussion. I found it very cumbersome both times I used it. With the free account you are limited to the preloaded media, and I struggled to find scenes I liked for my purpose. I went back and review the getting started video for more assistance and they talked about using it for sequencing. So I decided to create another board, just to test it out. I decided to try using it to sequence three scenes from Little Red Riding Hood.
I can’t say this is something I would use in my practice. I still find it hard to find the scenes and characters I would want to use to share my message. When creating the class expectation example it was harder to find scenes that worked. For the Little Red Riding Hood example I had a difficult time finding characters that I felt represented the characters. Therefore, I can see students spending a lot of time trying to navigate around trying to figure out the best image for their project and getting frustrated with it. I also found that when I went to download it to my computer with had a huge watermark on it covering most of the image, making it difficult to see. I ended up doing a screenshot in order to post it here. I believe there have to be better products out there. That doesn’t mean this can’t work for someone else. It just isn’t for me.
Check out my two creations below.