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How to make space for learner's languages

6.A.1. What makes a good multilingual digital story?

The aim of this activity is to stimulate critical thinking about digital storytelling before classes have started working on their own stories.

Teacher shows three digital stories from the Critical Connections website and asks students to compare them: https://goldsmithsmdst.wordpress.com/showcase/

  • Which do you like best and why?
  • List up to ten criteria for what makes a good digital story.
  • Remember to think about use of media as well as content and language.
  • An example of learner-generated criteria from students learning Arabic at the Peace School: style, language, context, culture, sound and music.

The Handbook for Teachers outlines the simple steps and tools to develop skills in using media to create a multilingual digital story. These simple steps are outlined in chapter 2 of the Handbook for Teachers.