The Traveling Stories Frank Fitzpatrick and Brad Fernald Henrico County
What are They? • Stories written and recorded by students • 21st Century Writing • Motivation for your students to write
What is the purpose? • Combines 21st Century Skills and your Language Arts Curriculum.
• 21st Century Technology • 21st Century Communication • Language Arts SOLs
How does this help teachers? • Focus on one part of writing • Collaborate with colleagues • Use as a motivational tool
Who can use them? â€˘ All Students â€˘ Not limited to classroom, school, county, state, or even country!
what is needed? • Computer with recording software • Microphones • Means to publish finished projects • Creativity
What are the steps? • Explain your students’ role in the Traveling Story
• Give writing topic • Go through writing process • Record the written work • “Pass” the story on or publish the final product
What should the students write? â€˘ Students who are starting or continuing a
Traveling Story should leave the next group in a good place.
â€˘ Students who are finishing a Traveling Story should end the story stongly.
How do you record? • Garageband • Audacity- FREE!!
Can you publish?
â€˘ Publish to email, CD, websites, or iTunes!
Why Publish? • Share with the other “travelers” • Share with parents, grandparents, anyone • Share with the school • Students can see/hear the final product
Important Links â€˘ http://staffdev.henrico.k12.va.us/~fitzpafj/
Any Questions before we Travel?