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digital storytelling, writing, creative
The traditional text-oriented teaching/learning cannot offer a global vision of the learner's needs. As educational landscape isconstantly growing, also the incentives need to be multifarious and creative. Our Story format offers possibility of engagingstudents actively in composing texts and stories inspired by their everyday life, and searching for additional material. Our Story also fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates and develops student's ability to reflect critically on their ownL2 experience which are the core necessities for making progress in L2.The rational for using this tool, and simultaneously its greatest benefits, are:
To express their personality.
To encourage research by helping students invest in issues and engaging them in interactive processes of learning.
To reinforce connections between teacher
lesson content and improves communication.
students´ constraints and inconformity related with productive skill. It is a proved fact that some students
prefer to share their digistories rather then read them loud.
To promote classroom discussion, community awareness, global awareness, and a connection between whatstudents do in the classroom and the wider community.This tool utilizes audiovisual aspects to support a learner
digital text-based product and allows a professional result thatlearners can feel proud of displaying, even if their writing skills are limited.
Its enjoyable format also helps enhance student’s
motivation to learn languages by using an active learning tool.
In today's digitized world, visual storytelling is an important classroom tool popular as well for its affordability and accessibility.Our Story is a tool that offers creating stories to express information. It is an innovative platform for capturing and sharing lifeevents using text, photos and video. After you write and save a story to your profile you can share it with your friends byemail. You can create a contact list using your current online contact lists. It is possible to embed your story into your MySpace, Blog, or your own website. There is also very useful Recent Stories Mosaic tool which provides links to the mostrecent stories created by your family and friends, and the most recent comments added to those stories. By clicking on animage in the mosaic you can read the story and comments.
No special equipment to use this tool is needed.
Desktop computer or laptop
Internet browser and connection
Printer if required