Step by Step Cookbook to Classic StoryMaps
ESRI has created a new, simpler StoryMaps platform. It's very easy to use, but it lacks some of the power of the older Classic Platform. For those folks who want to use the Classic platform, here's a cookbook I created in 2017 for my students.
To compare the two versions, this ESRI blog post is useful: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/472a6ddd582b40b58a5a6af2c30a4573
A tutorial for the new platform is here: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cea22a609a1d4cccb8d54c650b595bc4
Get started with Classic StoryMaps:
B. Adding Images:
D. Creating an Immersive section:
Immersive sections are the most challenging to create--but they’re worth the effort. I typically require at least one immersive section. This tutorial is useful: https://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2016/07/12/using-the-story-map-cascade-builder-immersive-sections/
E. Creating a Map:
You can use other public maps in ESRI Story Map, but it's good to create your own. Follow this tutorial to do so: learn.arcgis.com/en/projects/create-a-map/
F. Sharing your Site:
After you’ve added your materials and tested your site, saving frequently, then it's time to share it with the public. Click on the globe icon to do this.
I warn my students to be careful about citing all sources, but Story Map does not make it entirely easy to add sources. I require them to include the image source in each image caption, and I also require a final section titled "Sources" at the end of the map. I tell them to add endnotes in brackets in their text (for example, "Someone's exciting quote," ), and then cite those sources by number in their sources section (ie, 1. Exciting Source for Exciting Quote.)
Getting situated: Start by checking out some examples of ESRI Story Maps:
I tell my siudents to open and read over these tutorials, and keep them open as they try out their test design:
ESRI offers one-day classes in Story Map design. They aren't cheap at $605, but they might be useful. Click here for information.
EXAMPLES OF STUDENT PROJECTS USING VARIOUS DIGITAL TOOLS
Megan Raby: Examples are on: https://exit69history.wordpress.com/ & http://globalenvironmentalhistory.weebly.com/.
StorymapJS + Weebly:
TimelineJS + Weebly:
Nancy Langston: examples using Sutori (and its earlier version, Hstry.com, now defunct) and weebly at
hypothes.is plug-in for wordpress (adding annotations to text): http://nfnh2017.scholar.bucknell.edu/chapter6/
The now-retired "Places and Events Portal" (hosted by the Rachel Carson Center): http://www.environmentandsociety.org/tools/map#/content/interactive_display_item/search/bucknell/
Wordpress websites: http://seh030.blogs.bucknell.edu/