Student working on project on a tabletThis year Mrs. Appleby’s Grade 2/3 class at Nootka Elementary took part in a Classroom Based Solution with SET BC. Her goals were to increase digital literacy in her classroom through a First Peoples lens and make learning accessible for ALL students. The implementation of eight ipads and apps have truly transformed learning in her classroom. Supported by the technology, her students have blossomed into motivated writers and artists as they compiled their final Book Creator projects. They are creating their very own legends including digital artwork, augmented reality using their own drawings, pictures, videos, and voiceovers. Students’ engagement in the writing process was supported by the app Clicker Docs, allowing for increased independence and support. Mrs. Appleby and the class focused on peer collaboration and learning with real world context. The students’ growth and accomplishments in reading, writing, and oral storytelling this year are truly inspiring and motivating.

Digital Storytelling - First Nations Legends IntroductionDigital Storytelling - First Nations Legends

Mrs. Appleby also had goals that she hoped to accomplish for her teaching practice:

“To meaningfully integrate technology in my classroom in a cross-curricular way, touching on literacy (reading, writing and oral language) as well as Social Studies.
To successfully use technology to teach to all levels and abilities in my class, using differentiation to meet needs.
To familiarize myself with new apps such as Clicker Docs and explore Book Creator further.
To share this information and learning with my colleagues to promote collaboration in my workplace and during Pro-d opportunities.”

Here are a few of the students’ final projects along with a storyboard and Clicker Docs script that was used for the narration.

Owl Saves the Day by Haruka and YsabelleThe Hummingbird Stops the Rain by Harrison and KyleThis is friend by Sean

To learn more about the technology used in this SETstory, search for it by name in learningSET.