Digital Storytelling, ELL Students, and Voice

I sat with some teachers in an English Language Learners graduate class yesterday afternoon to introduce the concept of digital storytelling and emphasizing how using technology to tell a story can honor and celebrate student voices. The instructor is part of our Western Massachusetts Writing Project, and she sat in on a claymation animation camp I ran a few years ago.
I was lucky to have a supportive network in the National Writing Project to send along some samples of student work to use (Thanks to Bonnie, Cliff and Michelle). I took them through the use of Photostory 3, and most were excited to think about the possibilities for their classrooms. Here is my presentation:

Peace (in the value of voice),
PS — I have added this resource to my Digital Storytelling website.


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