Digital Storytelling: Script

  1. My current world of organization is operated through Goodnotes, an app on my ipad, phone, and mac computer. All scheduling, notes, and every information possible can be found on my Goodnotes app. There are folders of notebooks, each labeled and organized, as well as a search tool that helps find any information within seconds, scanning thousands of pages and documents. The ability to sync the apps on all technological platforms allows for a seamless transition between devices. The ability to access Goodnotes on any device creates a harmonious learning environment with unlimited opportunities. If someone asked me about an observation 2 semesters ago, a class last semester, or what I was doing on February 25th, I would be able to tell you via Goodnotes search bar exactly what I observed that day, I could pull up notes from a class, or show my daily schedule and to-do list for that exact date. 
  2. Here is a sneak peak into my digital planning life. My calendars are color-coded and full of events for monthly, weekly, and daily schedules. I have notebooks for assignments, to-do lists, and in class assignments. (Further voice over guiding the audience through the aspects of digital planning and tools available in the app while the video demonstrates them being used.)
  3. A few years ago, my learning was fostered through an environment of pen and paper. I constantly carried a notebook around, and I had thousands of sticky notes posted around my notebooks and room. I rewrote schedules, to do lists, or grocery lists constantly. I would write down my homework assignments daily and was obsessed with planning and organization. I had a favorite set of colored pens, and each subject, assignment, activity, and list was color coordinated. During the COVID-19 pandemic when all my classes were held online on zoom, I was thrown into an unfamiliar learning atmosphere where pen and paper no longer were a helpful resource. All assignments were virtual, exams and papers needing to be submitted electronically. I began to experience different ways and methods that I could keep my organization and engagement in a virtual learning environment. The summer and fall of 2020, I worked as a floater teacher at Kiddie Academy. Once again, all aspects were virtual, student profiles, lesson plans, parent communication, and student daily report and log. Once again, I was challenged and motivated to find a new way of learning and organizing that I advanced my ability to learn and and operate. When looking for apps for my iPad, I stumbled upon an app called Goodnotes. There was a one time fee to download, so I did some research on goodnotes to investigate whether this would be a good app for me. I watched some “how-to” videos and began to learn about all the tools and abilities through the app. I decided to purchase the app, and life of planning, taking notes, and organization changed in a way I would have never thought possible.
  4. Goodnotes being available on all platforms creates a learning environment where I am able to use multiple apps at once to enhance the writing process. Goodnotes is perfect for editing, especially someone who edits better with “pencil and paper.” In the screenshot you can see how I have made edits using the Goodnotes app on my iPad, and I now have Goodnotes pulled up on my laptop. I have split screen between my edits on Goodnotes and the paper from Google Drive right next to it. This allows me to look at the screen and make the finalized edits on the paper without having to look down or flip pages. The ability to edit like it is pen and paper without the effort and time of printing is a huge advantage of Goodnotes.
  5. One of my favorite aspects of Goodnotes is the ability to take a document, article, and directly upload it as a document to Goodnotes. This allows me to use the Goodnotes tools for notes taking, as well as have the reading saved in an organized folder. The ability to annotate a reading without the need to print, leads to fast paced learning and is accessible, just needing canvas, a device, and the Goodnotes app, all things I typically have on me at all times. For example, when engaging in a learning activity through an article, I am able to upload the document directly from canvas into Goodnotes. On my iPad, I open the canvas app and chose the correct course on the left sidebar. From there, I click on the correct document and open in on canvas. Once the document is open, on the top right corner I am able to press the upload Botton, and one of the options is “Open in GoodNotes.” After pressing this option, I am immediately taken into Goodntoes, where it prompts importation choices. For this document, I will import as a new document, and then find the correct class folder and upload it there. After upload the document into the Ed 457, it directly opens the document for you on Goodnotes. Pressing the left top arrow, Goodnotes takes you to the ED 457 folder, where you can see all other documents and notebooks for the class.
  6. The Goodnotes app has changed how I learn drastically over the 2 years. The advancements I have made have structured my learning through technology while maintaining my favorite aspects of learning from before. Goodnotes has enhanced my learning through various aspects that have allowed my creativity to flourish via the multitude of tools and resources available. I use Goodnotes to facilitate my learning everyday, leading to a cohesive understanding of how the world operates through my virtual footprint. *Ending paragraph then no voice over while music continues until video ends*

One thought on “Digital Storytelling: Script

  1. Hi Mary, Often I have observed you working with your Goodnotes app and have wondered what and how. You have selected the obvious tool as it has become part of the experience you have designed to advance your learning. I read your script with great interest. What is it about the ways you are thinking because you are working with the app that promotes your learning or your memory? What happens to these when the app is not present?

    Your script is thoughtful and well developed. I have few concerns to bring to your attention. 1. In paragraph 1, you switch back and forth between second person (you) and third person (they). Pick one and stick with it. 2. In two places you indicate that there will be more narration. Instead of the stage direction, what will that narration be? You can always change it during production. 3. Invite someone in class to read your script slowly and out loud as you time them.

    I could not read your LINO as it was too blurry. Show me in class. Dr. Shutkin


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