There are many ways to incorporate new literacies into a multimodal unit on storytelling.
Before the workshop:
- students search the internet for websites, videos and photos related to the culture they are studying
- students contact experts in the field through the internet and ask questions and receive feedback
- students explore and experiment with software that would allow them to represent their stories in many ways
- students help to prepare the blog, website, or moodle that will house their work
- students blog about their growing understanding of the culture being studied, and any questions or concerns
During the workshop:
- students search for stories and masks on the internet
- students audio and videotape each other’s stories, interview each other about their learning, and take photos of their masks
- students return to the internet to search for information regarding questions or issues that emerge during their writing and mask making
After the workshop:
- students choose how to represent their stories, masks, and new learning about the culture being studied on the class blog, website or moodle
- students may choose to make a movie using imovie or moviemaker, a comic or graphic novel format using Comic Life or Photostory, or through other combinations of text and images.
- students comment on each other’s creations, receive feedback from their peers in the class, or across the school, Board, country, or world!