I was so excited to hear what Alan Levine had to say about story telling and how important it is for our young children to be able to do. Stories can be told in so many different ways, so it is crucial that teachers display more than just the stories told in books. Incorporating First Nations content into the classroom through oral storytelling is one way, and another way is by telling stories digitally. There are numerous different apps and tools that you can browse through to see what best suits the story you want to tell.
I went through the DS 106 website and tried a few of those ways of storytelling, but I found them to be quite confusing and the type of story I wanted to share was difficult to create using those assignments.
I used PhotoPeach to create my digital story. It was so much easier to understand and navigate. It is in the form of a slide show video where you can add captions to each slide as well as music. My story is about my dog Zoe, and the journey we’ve had together over the past 10 months. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 🙂
Here is my PhotoPeach story: