"Once upon a Time there was..." A Digital World for Junior High School Learners

Marianthi Batsila, Charilaos Tsihouridis

Abstract


This paper looks into what Junior High School learners think of the Web 2.0 tool “Storyboard” for digital story telling purposes and investigates the extent to which it can enhance their receptive and productive skills of reading and writing in the English language. Fifty one randomly selected students, who created a digital story based on a relevant instructive scenario, and their teachers took part in the research. The quantitatively analyzed teachers’ and students’ interviews results and learners’ post-tests data revealed that the tool is considered very motivating and useful increasing learners’ aforementioned English language skills. As learners and teachers indicate “Storyboard” has offered them moments of happiness and joy during their school activities and made their lesson creative and interesting.

Keywords


ICT, digital storytelling, creative writing, instructive scenario

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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