Disney Inspired Classrooms Lesson Links 6-10


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Lessons  6-10


Lesson 6: What Types Of Attractions Are At Walt Disney World?

Magical Lesson Plan:

Software/Apps/Materials www.wdwlessons.com

Web Tool To Explore: Draw – Sketchpad https://sketch.io/sketchpad/

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Watch any of the following videos on YouTube to see the types of attraction and rides:

Web Resource Links: 

Making of Expedition Everest -  44 min

NEW VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HOiVnUDcOc

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2r2So5Q

Making of Tower of Terror

NEW VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qec8YbXkJkw

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2rCQEMW

Making of Rock-N-Roller Coaster

NEW VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwRdmzjOlQ&t=58s

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2q6Hozk

Making of Crush Coaster

NEW V IDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdxJuaJAO88

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Y9jOb9

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Lesson 7: Telling Your Story

Video/Web/YouTube Links: 

All videos and Web site references and links are available on www.wdwlessons.com 

Click on the desired chapter, and you will be provided the links to go to the resource.

You can watch the video:  Elements of Digital Storytelling in 4 Minutes
NEW VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NipDAd3_7Do

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Yxin5A

Media Resources:

Creative Commons:https://creativecommons.org/

Flickr Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2OmA6ck

Alan Levine has done much background work in finding some of the best tools available for developing web-based stories. Take a look and try some of the tools that Alan has listed.

NEW LINK: http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2GwH1tc

Digital Storytelling from Wes Fryer: Wes Fryer's digital storytelling wiki is one of the best resources on the subject. Beyond listing tools, Wes looks at some important issues such as copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.


SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2T1GMLs

Digital Storytelling Collection: Great resource from David Jakes including articles, media resources and examples of digital stories.

NW LINK: http://www.jakesonline.org/storytelling.htm

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2GxvqK9

Beyond Words: "From essay to multimedia collage" by Jason Ohler

NEW LINK: http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/beyondwordsWIX.cfm

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2ZeS0Pa

Media Resources:

Creative Commons: An important site licensing your work under copyleft licenses, and finding other licensed work. https://creativecommons.org/

Flickr Creative Commons: Flickr is the largest photo-sharing site on the Internet. Many of the photos are shared via Copyleft licenses, and this link will take you directly to this space.

(Copyleft type licenses are a novel use of existing copyright law to ensure a work remains freely available) 

NEW LINK: http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2OmA6ck

Web Tool To Explore: Storytelling - MyStoryMaker 

NEW LINK: https://www.abcya.com/games/story_maker

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2OmA6ck

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Examples of Digital Stories: Search the Web for these titles and topics

Student Created Stories: (From Kathy Schrock Website

NEW LINK: https://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Owxfxg

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Kizoa Slideshow (Need to create an account to save your slideshow)

NEW LINK:  https://www.kizoa.com/

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 (Following Information/data provided courtesy of Steve Alcorn website/on-line class-Theme Park Design Workshop- (C) 2009 Steve Alcorn and his two books)

Theme Park Design: Behind The Scenes…  › Steve Alcorn 

NEW LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Theme-Park-Design-Behind-Engineer/dp/1456309722/ref=pd_sim_b_1

SHORT URL: https://amzn.to/2ZpYvys

Building A Better Mouse: The Story Of The Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot 

SHORT URL: https://amzn.to/2Zg6y0W

NEW LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Building-Better-Mouse-Electronic-Imagineers/dp/0972977759

SHORT URL: https://amzn.to/2JVVfWo

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Activity 7: Explore

Storyboard Software Tools for "Telling Your Story"

Courtesy of and thank you to Kim Fortso 

NEW LINK: http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/10/22/9-storytelling-ipad-apps-and-web-tools.aspx

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Y9FDrf


Welcome to Storyboard That – The FREE online storyboard creator...

NEW LINK: https://www.storyboardthat.com/

Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator?

Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tools for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom.. Free 14-Day Trial - Teachers - $4.95 Per Month http://www.storyboardthat.com/

Articulate Storyline

As I said in that forum thread, the new Articulate Storyline is a wonderful tool to show the general structure of your courses. The Story View displays the overall project organization, making it very easy to identify scenes, information flow, and different relationships among pages (screens) and so on.  In addition, I can use annotated screenshots to communicate my ideas more effectively.

NEW LINK: https://articulate.com/360/storyline

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Yqk1BU


Virtual mind-mapping tool that allows users to create digital mind webs by embedding content from the internet. The app features bright colors and clean design, and can nudge students along as they create their own narratives by serving as a brainstorming tool. Some use it to frame a story-[students] can map out their writing. http://popplet.com/

My StoryMaker 

NEW LINK: https://www.carnegielibrary.org/storymaker/

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2MnoUcH

Sock Puppets

NEW LINK: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8

SHORT URL: https://apple.co/2GukZqM





Online Theme Park Engineering Class Peeks Behind the Scenes


A new session of Steve Alcorn’s Online Theme Park Engineering Class begins every month.

For more information and to enroll, visit www.themeparkengineering.com


Lesson 8: How Does Disney Design And Create A Disney Themed Attraction?

Video/Web/YouTube Links: 

All videos and Web site references and links are available on www.wdwlessons.com 

Video/YouTube Links:

America's Thrillmakers - Walt Disney World Intro VIDEO

America's Thrillmakers - Walt Disney World -52 Min

NEW LINK: https://archive.org/details/DiscoveryHDAmericasThrillmakersWaltDisneyWorld

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Yu0h0A

Making Of Rock'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith at Disneyland Paris 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwRdmzjOlQ

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson7D

Making Of Crush's Coaster -Paris Walt Disney Studios 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdxJuaJAO88

Short URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson7E

Magical Lesson Plan 


Web Tool To Explore: Draw – GoogleDraw https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/

Video/YouTube Links:

What is Disney Imagineering?

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAE_OgMrkaQ

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2qI8LSi

Engineering Magic: The Tech Secrets Behind Theme Parks...

NEW LINK: https://www.bettercloud.com/monitor/engineering-magic-the-tech-secrets-behind-theme-parks/

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2qBOuiW

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Google AutoDraw https://www.autodraw.com/

ToonTastic 3D https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/

A creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.


(Free and paid versions-Must create an account-and verify with e-mail- If students will use this you will need valid e-mail address. Will take 3-4 hours to receive the validation e-mail

Posterini NEW LINK: https://www.posterini.com/


(Free and paid versions-Must create an account-and verify with email- If students will use this you will need a valid email address. Will take 2-3 hours to receive the validation email 

Smore NEW LINK: https://www.smore.com/

Canva https://www.canva.com/

Free Classroom Accounts for Schools- PosterMyWall

NEW LINK: https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/edu

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2pWcoH0

How To Create Your Poster-Step By Step

NEW LINK: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Poster

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Omy5Nn

Reference links for above questions: Automation Lessons from Thrill Rides and Theme Parks

NEW LINK: https://www.automationworld.com/article/technologies/safety-process/automation-lessons-thrill-rides-and-theme-parks

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/32Se6cq

Visit Roller Coasters: Inventing the Scream Machine and Roller Coaster History to learn about the background of this invention.

NEW LINK: http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/coaster2.html

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2rCR0mz

Visit 29 Games Kids Can Play to Try Engineering. The site that hosts lesson plans and games that are designed to get students interested in engineering. Arranged according age and engineering topic. Can be downloaded as PDFs 

NEW LINK: https://tryengineering.org/

Design Thinking


Lesson 9: What Is A Queue?  Interactive, Themed, Immersive and Innovative

Video/Web/YouTube Links: 

Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion Interactive Queue: Detailed Look

The Haunted Mansion interactive queue is included in the video link below that has video of the entire queue. Upon entering the queue, there is a row of busts....... 

Tour the new Haunted Mansion Interactive Queue at Walt Disney World 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCfBvF6ZGT8

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2pWgWNS

Link to it’s a small world ride: 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tbm4Au3dZ0

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2rCSgpK

Video: The Evolution of Disney Animatronics-NHD 2016 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUmbvm1-ug

Short URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson10A

Video: Disney Animatronics demo at Otronicon 2013 at the Orlando Science Center 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50ZXnL6jbFY

Short URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson10B

Video: Toy Story Mania and Mr. Potato Head 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dY4lC0AlNM

Short URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson10C

Investigating To Build Foundation Knowledge: 

Following is provided by Steve Liebman, DisneyDiary.com and reprinted with permission


SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2Y9Jx3n

"Animatronics" has become a generic name for similar robots created by firms other than Disney.

Disney Facts: A history of Disney's Audio-Animatronic figures 

The following is provided by Steve Liebman, DisneyDiary.com and reprinted with permission

NEW LINK: http://altdisneyworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/disney-facts-history-of-disneys-audio.html

Short URL: http://bit.ly/wdwlesson10D


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Web Resource Links: 

Engineering Guy-Explore this site: http://www.engineerguy.com/

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Animatronics FAQ - Garner Holt Productions 

LINK: http://www.garnerholt.com/ghp-inc/about-us/faq.aspx

SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/2qIiaZZ

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