I aimed to create a story about ocean conservation measures, the components of ocean conservation, and why it is needed and what can be done. It is intended to be followed by a WebQuest where students would research specific legislation, regulation, and measures such as the Clean Water Act, Marine Sanctuaries, Obama's Ocean Conservation policy as well as what is being done locally and regionally and what they can do individually. Learning about public policy can be a bit dry so I tried to ignite some kind of interest in it through the digital story.
There are quite a few things I would do differently to improve upon this digital story or to keep in mind when creating a new one. I would lessen the amount of words on a few slides or adjust/lengthen the amount of time that slide is viewed so it can be thoroughly read. I would organize the pictures differently and perhaps make the story flow better and have more cohesion. Possibly, even make it more of a story with a kind of before this legislation or action by people this is what an area looked like followed by after shots. I also used a song most people know and because I have the song myself though it would probably be better suited in a lesson on stewardship. The song "Song for the Ocean" by Kristin Hoffmann would probably be better though maybe not elicit as much emotion as the song chosen.