Digital Storytelling: Electronic Portfolio Class

Teacher name: Helen Barrett

Student Name ___________________
CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Point of View - Purpose Establishes a purpose early on and maintains a clear focus throughout. Establishes a purpose early on and maintains focus for most of the presentation. There are a few lapses in focus, but the purpose is fairly clear. It is difficult to figure out the purpose of the presentation.
Point of View - Awareness of Audience Strong awareness of audience in the design. Students can clearly explain why they felt the vocabulary, audio and graphics chosen fit the target audience. Some awareness of audience in the design. Students can partially explain why they felt the vocabulary, audio and graphics chosen fit the target audience. Some awareness of audience in the design. Students find it difficult to explain how the vocabulary, audio and graphics chosen fit the target audience. Limited awareness of the needs and interests of the target audience.
Dramatic Question Realization is dramatically different from expectation. Realization differs noticeably from expectation. Realization barely differs from the expectation. Realization and expecation do not differ.
Voice - Consistency Voice quality is clear and consistently audible throughout the presentation. Voice quality is clear and consistently audible throughout the majority (85-95%) of the presentation. Voice quality is clear and consistently audible through some (70-84%)of the presentation. Voice quality needs more attention.
Voice - Conversational Style Uses a conversational style throughout. Uses a conversational style the majority (85-95%)of the time Uses a conversational style most (70-84%)of the time. Presentation style is primarily monologue.
Voice - Pacing The pace (rhythm and voice punctuation) fits the story line and helps the audience really "get into" the story. Occasionally speaks too fast or too slowly for the story line. The pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation) is relatively engaging for the audience. Tries to use pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation), but it is often noticeable that the pacing does not fit the story line. Audience is not consistently engaged. No attempt to match the pace of the storytelling to the story line or the audience.
Soundtrack - Originality All of the music is original. Most (over half) of the music is original. Some of the music is original. None of the music is original.
Soundtrack - Emotion Music stirs a rich emotional response that matches the story line well. Music stirs a rich emotional response that somewhat matches the story line. Music is ok, and not distracting, but it does not add much to the story. Music is distracting, inappropriate, OR was not used.
Images Images create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches different parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. Images create an atmosphere or tone that matches some parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors. An attempt was made to use images to create an atmosphere/tone but it needed more work. Image choice is logical. Little or no attempt to use images to create an appropriate atmosphere/tone.
Economy The story is told with exactly the right amount of detail throughout. It does not seem too short nor does it seem too long. The story composition is typically good, though it seems to drag somewhat OR need slightly more detail in one or two sections. The story seems to need more editing. It is noticeably too long or too short in more than one section. The story needs extensive editing. It is too long or too short to be interesting.
Duration of Presentation Length of presentation was 5 to 7 minutes. Length of presentation was 3-4 minutes. Length of presentation was 2 minutes. Presentation was less than two minutes long.


Date Created: 2003-03-25

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