Two more wonderful starting points for digital storytelling

One I spotted on Twitter last month, where I keep an eye out for the excellent Vimeo Staff Picks

And one I tweeted earlier this week…

We have to assume, of course, that bunnies can either write or speak for this to work. Teachers sometimes say to me "My learners just aren't that creative", to which I always say "You have to ask them to be"; and the more you do, the more they will be.

Writing or speaking tasks
Whether this is to be a writing or a speaking task, I like to make such things collaborative efforts, with learners working together in pairs or groups of 3 and producing a single version of the story between them.

If it's to be a writing task, Google Drive documents that the learners (not you!) set up and share with you and everyone else are amazing (a class blog makes a great alternative) — but do make your learners deal with all the setting up: you're not in class as technical support!

And for a speaking task, my preferred tool is for the learners to record it using the excellent Spreaker Studio app.

Thanks to Amanda for trying the second story out and providing feedback.

On Twitter (@Tom_IHBCN), I post no more than one thing a day, always and exclusively things that I think will interest language teachers and/or their learners.

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