Audio, Challenges, Journey Map

Back To The Big Island - My Origin Story

For my final digital story I decided to do a journey map.  The map contains pictures and informational text about the Big Island of Hawaii but the main story uses audio clips that tell a narrative about my journey back to my roots.  I look at my childhood with a new fondness and realize the importance of telling my story to my own children.  

Primary Media - Audio: created with Audacity, published through Soundcloud

Secondary Media - Video tutorial explaining my process: filmed with Screencastify and published on YouTube (There are 2 Screencastify videos because I went over my trial limit - sorry I didn't want to pay for an upgrade)

Secondary Media - original photography

My Process - StoryMapJS by KnightLab

My Process continued

I did encounter some frustration with this program (as I explain in the video) and I think KnightLab should go in and do some debugging.  Overall, the program was not too difficult to use and when you are finished, you have a neat way to tell a story.

Hawaii is a magical place!  I hope you enjoy.

Works Cited

“'Akaka Falls (Hamakua Coast): Spectacular 422 Ft Waterfall Close to Hilo.” Love Big Island,

Geggel, Laura. “The Science Behind Hawaii's Surprising 2018 Volcanic Eruption.” LiveScience, Purch, 4 June 2018,

“Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.” Hawaii State Parks,

Hawaii Tourism Authority. “Hula in the Hawaiian Islands.” Go Hawaii, 22 July 2019,

“History of the Hawaiian Luau.” Hawaii Luaus, 2019,

“Lili'uokalani Gardens.” Liliuokalani Gardens, Big Island,

National Park Service. “Pu`Uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service).” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,

Program, Volcano Hazards. “Volcano Hazards Program HVO Kīlauea.” USGS,

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About Suzie Veldman

I am an elementary school teacher embarking on my first year as a DTL next year. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling and trying new restaurants with my husband and 2 sons.