Al Akhawayn University

Here again, I’m offering powerpoint presentations and Word documents as .pdf files.

First, a general schedule showing how the workshop can be extended over the course of a week and a half of class time, plus notes on script writing and revision, plus a permission form.

AUI schedule and consent

“Akhawayn 1” covers the basic elements of digital storytelling and presents Ruben Puentadora’s examples of creating powerful, interesting images.


“iPod directions” starts with a slide summarizing the homework designed to help students prepare for putting their stories together, then walks through the steps of using GarageBand, iMovie, and Afterlight.  These slides are in English and take a big step forward from the Telouet presentation: they offer a much clearer path through the process of using these apps to create digital stories.

iPod directions

Facilitator’s directions for working with iPods: it’s not difficult to load photos from a laptop onto the iPods, but it can be useful to have a cheat sheet of the steps to take with each storyteller’s materials.

Facilitator’s directions for  iPods

Finally, the students wanted some guidance on how their work would be graded, and while I was not grading any of their work, I offered this grading rubric to show some of the criteria I use in assessing student work.

Mobile Digital Storytelling rubric

It’s been fascinating to work with four different groups of students here at AUI.  I’ve been struck by differences among the groups as well as differences between these students and the Telouet teachers and also these students and the students I work with at Swarthmore.  Once I catch my breath, I’ll try to write a blog post about some of those differences.