video creation

Q2 Plan and Create

18.Digital Storytelling
A short story: a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about Internet Safety from schooltube.


Planning a Digital PSA Story

There are many types of stories and a lot of great online tools for creating them. This Quest focuses on a public service announcement (PSA) that tells a short story. Your story should tell a message and be a "call to action" to motivate others. Did the example videos you have watched catch your attention?

In Quest 1 you selected a topic. Now it's time to plan it out and create a draft  using an infographic or cartoon.

In Quest 3 you will have a variety of multimedia applications to choose from to create a more media-rich PSA. 

Overview: With your partner (or small group) create an infographic or cartoon to pilot your message. Some requirements to remember (or as modified by your teacher)

  1. Take a position with a message (such as don't give your password to a friend, be careful what information you put in a chat room, don't be intimidated by bullying texts...)

  2. Deliver ONE core message that is convincing (supported with facts, images, examples...)

  3. Catch the attention of your intended audience with a clear message

  4. Create a slogan that is memorable and stands out, easy to remember, or uses an image that catches attention


1. Check with your teacher about working with a partner or in a small group.

2. Look over this evaluation rubric to help with your planning (PSA_rubric.pdf, PSArubric.doc )

3. Choose a web application below that you will use for this initial draft, and check with your teacher before you start. These do not require any special equipment!

Click the link provided to explore and create your draft PSA with an infographic. The two application choices featured are and popplet.

writecomicsClick the link provided to explore and create your draft PSA using a cartoon application.


4. When done, review it with the PSA rubric, and turn it in as directed by your teacher.

Completing this Quest

When you have turned in your PSA document you are ready to move onto the next Quest.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s Roadmap 

  I have completed this and am ready for Quest 3

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.