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BUS: IT - Utah Stories Project

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:


The Utah Stories Project at iTunes U is designed to collect stories about Utah places, events, history, people, and happenings from students, teachers, and residents. These stories can be "published" in the form of audio, enhanced audio, video, or PDF to Utah's K12 iTUnes U page. Many of these stories will be able to be tied to a geo-location by giving the latitude and longitude in GPS coordinates of the event or place.

Career Connections:

  • Historian
  • Surveyor
  • Librarian
  • Sound Engineer

Presentations, Recording or Moviemaking software
(PhotoStory 3, Keynote, Movie Maker, Audacity, etc., iMovie)
GPS (optional)
Digital Camera
(attached files)


Background For Teachers:
See Lesson Plan and Project Guidlines

Student Prior Knowledge:
Basic Computer Skills

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will:

Demonstrate the use of a digital camera and/or other digital recording device.

Explore online databases such as Google Maps, Pioneer Library, Utah Digital Newspapers, etc.

Understand the elements, planning and development of a multimedia presentation (sound, text, graphics, video, animations and interactivity).

Use word processing software to perform simple desktop publishing activities.

Read and interpret maps.

Understand the contributions of Native Americans, explorers and Utah's pioneers Research the ways people maintain and preserve cultural identity.

Instructional Procedures:
See Lesson Plan and Project Guidelines

Carl Lyman
Jeff Hinton
Ryan Andersen

Created Date :
Jun 21 2010 08:47 AM

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