The Walls third graders have been busy finalizing the digital stories they had started at the end of last week. Students used the Toontastics ipad app to create their own unique story incorporating their knowledge of essential story elements and then designed their own background and characters. Students shared their final stories with their classmates by projecting them on the Apple TV.
Creating digital stories provides opportunities for children to use higher order thinking skills to organize and design the story elements and the traits of the characters. It also provides an opportunity for students to utilize auditory, verbal, visual, and kinesthetic modalities in combination to create a very personalized and meaningful product that reflects their learning.