Week 8 – Comment 1 – Peer Review Digital Story

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/interactive/after-the-storm/#/it-can-happen-to-you?type=sudden

http://techyfishgirl.com     by Lisa Fisher

My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess these traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered?

Andrew Beck Grace was in command of this incredible story, and executed high degree of Digital Craftsmanship. The short video clip is appropriate for middle school and high school students and brings the viewers through the tornado experience from beginning to end. The use of several videos, graphics, sketches and photos added to the quality of this digital story.

Points: 10

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  High School students who viewed this short video enjoyed the story and were engaged throughout the entire 12 minutes. The story was appropriate for the age group and  broadened their understanding on the forces of nature and how these forces can impact our lives and communities
 

Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  This video was creatively made and suspenseful for the audience. The voice was original and authentic and brought the audience into the story very quickly. This was a fresh perspective on what it is like to be in a tornado and horrifying it would be.
Points 10

Conclusion

This is an engaging short video that shows and demonstrates first hand what it would be like to experience a tornado of this magnitude. The video is well made and hits the standards that the Public Broadcasting System is known to exhibit on an everyday basis.

Final score 30/30. I highly recommend this video to any teacher who would like to share with the students the variety of ways that a Story can be told and the impact a story can have on peoples lives.

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