In 2012, I teamed up with Inner West Cultural Services in Newtown and received a community cultural development grant from Marrickville Council to create 'Marrickville Stories' - a digital storytelling project involving seniors and primary school students in the local area, which culminated in a community screening and celebration.
Here is the moving story of one of the seniors, Mercedes:
And here is a composite digital story of three Grade 1 students from Stanmore Public School.
My name is Kirsty McGeoch - English language teacher, researcher, world traveller, lover of languages and digital storytelling enthusiast.
Since July 2007, I have been working with groups of students from around the world to develop digital stories in their second language (L2) - English. This blog is a space for me to share my work, research, ideas and experiments in L2 digital storytelling.
Why am I so passionate about digital storytelling in language education? Because it is exciting on so many levels. Not only is it an engaging vehicle for students to work on their language skills, but they also get to express their creativity and identity, and learn a lot about each other though the process. Students find it motivating, and as a teacher, I find it to be the most rewarding work I have ever done.