Monday, March 8, 2010

Digital Storytelling

"A Child's War Machinima"

Students in the Manaiakalani Project create hundreds of digital stories as part of their literacy programme. One of the best parts of my day is viewing these as they are published online, mostly on their blogs. I am always on the lookout for exemplars to show the students and teachers to stretch our thinking and to promote awareness of what others are doing.

This weekend I was looking through some digital stories published on Edutopia, of the George Lucas Foundation and I found this one produced by Nafiza and her classmates at Global Kids Virtual Video project.
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"A Child's War Machinima" says
As part of the Global Kids Virtual Video Project, a group of students created this animated movie about child soldiers in Uganda.
At 6 minutes 43 it is well worth taking the time to watch this very moving story. You would need to make your own call about the age group of students you could show this to, but I am sure they will find the story compelling as well as being challenged by the production values.

It does not have an embed option, so follow the link over to their website....