Project Published 5/5/17 Last updated on 2/28/20

This project includes a lesson introducing middle or high school students to storyboarding terms, features, benefits and process.

The lesson applies a storyboard development process to a topic that is academically relevant to the individual student. The lesson includes modifications applicable to middle or high school digital design classes, is built to be completed in one week and coordinates with other classes in the student’s curriculum.


·Learn storyboard key terms

·Learn camera shot fundamentals

·Create a first draft storyboard (on paper)

·Create a clean storyboard (electronically)

·Practice performance of basic tasks in Adobe Illustrator (for high school students)

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
1+ Week
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer

Access to computers with Powerpoint for all students

Computer with projector

Computers with Adobe Illustrator (optional)

CC License
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Bernice Young

Posted on 6/27/17 10:48:42 PM Permalink

​Great presentation! Thank you for sharing. I plan to introduce this lesson during the first week of school with my Television Production 1 students. I love teaching storyboarding. I like to tell me students it's just like a Planning Sheet for their Writing Prompts/Essays. They laugh at me and don't believe Television Production fall underneath English. I can't wait to kick off the new year with this...