Below are some suggested methods for assessing your students' digital stories.
Rubrics are often used as a scoring tool for subjective assessments. A good rubric can be used to assess a student's performance on papers, projects, essays, and in this case, digital stories. You can find a number of different sample digital storytelling rubrics by reviewing some of the suggestions below.
Expected Outcomes are another way to assess a digital story. There are many different learning outcomes that can be folded into digital storytelling. The link below discusses how digital storytelling can be applied to 21st century skills as well as the ISTE NETS standards, which can be found at Education Uses of Digital Storytelling.
Content versus presentation also an important component when reviewing a digital story. When developing the project outcomes you will use to review a digital story, the focus should be on the content of the message more than on the tools utilized to create the final project. A rubric or assessment tool should focus heavily on the content.
We have compiled some sites that provide various rubrics that can be used to assess your students' digital stories. These are just a few ideas to get you started.
There are also many online resources that provide examples of storyboards that can be used by your students in the digital storytelling process. Below are just a few: