July 17, 2011
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From training secondary school pupils to training secondary school teachers.. Rather a different experience but equally rewarding. The occasion was the Launch of the Routes into Languages Resource Folder for language teachers; a resource pack with cross curricular activities for learning languages, which have all been delivered to schools in the London area. Included was our Digital Storytelling project, which you can see above. The pack includes outlines of each activity, and supporting resources, including detailed class plans and handouts, will soon be available on the Routes website:
In the meantime you can access a pdf of the folder from the link below, hard copies can be ordered via the following email: email@example.com
Access the Routes into Languages Resource Folder
The workshop itself was only an hour long, yet all the participants were able to produce digital stories which were shown at the end of the session. Most participants worked in groups of 2 or 3 and recorded commentaries in a variety of languages, including German, French, Mandarin and Arabic. They seemed enthusiatic about the potential of Digital Storytelling for language learning and expressed interest in trying it out with their students.
The rest of the day included other language workshops, as well as a showcase of activities to promote the Resource Folder and provide attendees with a chance to see how the activities within the folder can be put into practice.