Bridget Harrison's class at Kimi Ora Community School in Hastings is 100% Māori and Pasifika students with many having English as a second language. In this clip she shares the difference using digital stories has made to her AsTTle writing data. Students have made a years progress in two terms.
Improving student writing with digital stories.
Marion Croad and Natasha Jacobs from Irongate School in Hastings use a variety of approaches with their students to raise oral language, writing and reading levels.
Using Digital Stories to improve student Literacy.
Teaching Digital Stories using Tuakana-teina.
Helping students by modelling and getting students to articulate their writing processes
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Fabulous Mary-Anne. Thank you. I have shown one of these videos to one of my schools who was so motivated they used photostory on Thursday before Easter and was thrilled to bits with the students motivation and their results in creating stories. Well worth it.
Fantastic practice Sarah. Thanks for your sharing. Students just love hearing each others' (and their own) stories don't they! :) And as we know, behind every app and or e-tool are sound teaching pedogogies that provide a solid foundation for literacy development.
Another approach used is for teachers to have dual language presentations. In this way the students native language and identity is honoured.
I have been working on a Literature Review about blended learning in New Zealand Schools, these are fantastic real-life examples that I have been able to talk about and share. You are all inspiring teachers and I can see that your students are motivated and engaged in their learning! These examples really show how blended learning can have such a positive impact on student learning within our community. Thanks for sharing.