Tag Archives: digitalstorytelling

#PracPed15 – Using technology to enhance Primary Language Learning

My session at the wonderful Practical Pedagogies conference centred around the use of technology to enhance Primary Language Learning. Key points I made included: technology is not  just for the pupils but also for the teacher; it is just one tool we have to use; it is not always the best tool for the job. I […]

Storybird – La vida sana *updated*

In celebration of the new features of Storybird, I’ve been back to the site and had another play around and written a new book! I’ve written about Storybird before here, here and here. Oh, and here and here too! New things on Storybird that I think are particularly useful from an educational point of view […]

Storyplace – Spanish stories online

Just rediscovered a lovely website for stories in Spanish. La Biblioteca Infantil and La Biblioteca Pre-Escolar are great for native speakers and young learners alike with stories on a variety of themes complete with accompanying activities. For example, La Pelota Dorada in La Biblioteca Infantil is a story based on a fairytale (won’t give away […]

GrowStoryGrow competition

GrowStoryGrow, a story-telling website for learning languages, is holding a story writing competition. Open to children aged 9-11, the winner will have their story translated into different languages, animated and publish ed online with their name and school. The story can be written in any language so taking part will benefit general literacy as well as […]

Tell me a story! #ililc

I had a lovely time with some delegates this morning talking about storytelling using ICT – ‘digital storytelling’ Here’s my presentation – possibly won’t make much sense until it has the sound added, but you’ll have to wait a bit for that until I get the file back from Joe Dale’s iRiver. Also, there is […]

MFL Toondoos

Also as part of my presentation at ICT Links into Languages conference I’ll be mentioning ToonDoo so here are a few examples of how it’s been used in MFL. Mi Vida Loca Mi Vida Loca by william04 | Make your own at www.toondoo.com Comparisons on Mandarin Comparisons by familyguystewie | Make your own at www.toondoo.com […]

MFL Zoobursts

Today I’m presenting a session at ICT Links into Languages Conference in Southampton entitled Tell me a story. As part of the session, i’ll be showing delegates how to use Zooburst and have therefore been having a look at some of the books already on the site. Here are a few examples of how it’s […]

ZooBurst

Just (re)discovered ZooBurst thanks to Carolyn Jones and her message on the Yahoo MFL resources group giving the LinkBunchURL from TeachMeet Sheffield. It’s something about which I’ve heard before.  And I’ll be investigating further. ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. ZooBurst allows you […]