Digital Storybook


In this module, you will be creating a digital storybook.
  • Consider your AUDIENCE. Are they children? Are they teenagers? Are they adults? Are they experts, or novices? Make sure that the vocabulary that you use will be understandable by your audience. You should also consider your audience when selecting images. Different kinds of images and animations appeal to different ages.
  • Consider the KIND OF BOOK you want to create. Is it a storybook that includes characters with dialog? Is it a journal? Is it a picture book? Is it a history book?
  • STORYBOARD. This just means to plan your story ahead of time. Do your research. While considering your target audience, put everything in your own words. How do you want to lay out your pages? What text will be on the page? What images or animations are you looking for to support the text on the page? If you have dialog, will you work with a buddy to do the different characters' voices?


Once you have your plan in place, you're ready to begin!

This screencast will show you how to find high quality images to use in your Digital Storybook. It will also show you how to use an Advanced search in Google to narrow your search.
Finding Images for your Project

This screencast will show you how to find animations to use in your Digital Storybook.
Finding Animations for your Project

This screencast will show you how to create narration files to use in your storybook pages.
Creating Narration Files for your Project

This screencast will show you how to set up the framework for your Digital Storybook. You will...
  • Change the resolution to 800X600
  • Select a book template
  • Save and name your file
  • Modify the cover
  • Create a "template" page to include modified layout, page-turn transition, navigation buttons, and audio button
  • Duplicate your template page enough times to accommodate your story
  • Create the transition and "next page" button on the cover
  • Set the book to "auto play" upon opening
Building the Framework for your Keynote Storybook

This screencast will show you how to add images and narration into your Digital Storybook.
Assembling your Keynote Storybook

This screencast will show you how to add animations and use the Inspector to loop the animation.
Add an Animation to your Project

Here is a sample Digital Storybook (Note: You will need Keynote to open this sample)
Sample Keynote Storybook: //Famously Favorite Friends//