I teach a Year 4 class at Pt England School and my digital story telling project is part of the Manaiakalani EHSAS cluster. It's purpose is to raise student literacy achievement through engaging students in digital storytelling, and providing an authentic audience for their work.
I am up and running for my second year, integrating eLearning into literacy. Check out our class blog. The idea is to publish each literacy groups' learning online where they can be seen, and be able to see themselves, and reflect on their work.
Most of our digital stories are animated movies with voice overs. This example was around a group's Learning Intention of being able to identify and discuss and show imagery in poetry.
The Manaiakalani Project is being researched to follow the achievement and engagement of target students. The exciting news is that as well as keeping me motivated, interim findings have shown that last year children made better than expected progress in standardised testing.
Pt England School