Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Storyboard to Plan Your Video

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Lee LeFever from Common Craft. The webinar was about the process that Common Craft uses to produce their excellent explanatory videos. One of the points that Lee emphasized was the need to write a script and craft a storyboard before making the video. Crafting a script and making a storyboard forces you into organizing your thoughts and putting them into a sequence that can make sense to your audience.

Lee uses PowerPoint to create the storyboards for Common Craft videos. That’s a good option if you have access to PowerPoint. You can also do the same in Google Slides. A third option is to use a purpose-built storyboarding tool like Storyboard That.

The following videos demonstrate how to create printable storyboards in PowerPoint and Google Slides.

The playlist of videos embedded below contains directions for using Storyboard That.

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Disclosures: Storyboard That is an advertiser on one of my other blogs. I have an in-kind relationship with Common Craft.