In this project, you will read a “free choice” book and then convince others to read it, too! You will create a brief digital book trailer using the online product, Animoto. You will write a storyboard and research appropriate images to complement your book. Your digital book trailer will be assessed as outlined by Mrs. Edwards and your classroom teacher.
• What elements of the story do I need to include in my book trailer to convince others to read the book I’m recommending?
• What elements “sell” a book?
• How do I find authentic and appropriate images to use?
• How do I share the copyright information for these images?
Sample Digital Book Trailer created by Mrs. Edwards using the free Animoto software:
The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
Step 2 - Individual Students: use this worksheet to gather your thoughts:
Step 3 - Individual Students: use this worksheet to create your storyboard concept:
Step 4 - Mrs. Edwards' Led, Class Activity: Creativity & Copyright in a Digital Age - Image Copyrights & MLA Format
Step 5 - Mrs. Edwards' Led, Class Activity: Researching authentic images using databases and the Internet
Step 6 - Individual Students: select, save, and document your found images on your student G: drive
Step 7 - Individual Students: go to www.Animoto.com to start creating! Create your login and use the promotion code Mrs. Edwards emailed to you to upgrade your free account to an Education Account
Step 8 - Individual Students: Download your book's Animoto to your student G: drive so Mrs. Edwards can access it
Step 9 - Individual Students: Present it to the class...Convince others to read the book!