Digital Story-Teller Series


The “Story-teller” series will provide students an opportunity to embrace their own culture while gaining an understanding of the importance of traditional stories from around the world. This activity is part of Sisler High School’s Digital Voices online curriculum. Visit us online:


to investigate and compare traditional oral stories from around the world through media, social media and media creation,
students are to explore their surroundings and connect traditional stories to modern context/landscapes through multi-media compare and contrast international traditional oral stories

Teacher’s role:

find an elder in the community to present a traditional oral story,
prior learning will be to develop guiding questions for the elder to be posed after the story-telling component,
record and embed the story telling component for other sites to observe.
have students film and create media

Student’s Task:

follow the provided timeline,
reflect on the traditional story in class,
with a partner(s) brainstorm how to create a media project which connects modern culture to traditional stories,

Proposed Timeline:

April 3rd – 21st – Story, Q&A and Research: storytellers meet students. Stories presented and recorded.
April 10th – Storyboarding and Filming stage: students will brainstorm and make connections between the story and their current culture/surroundings.
April 1st – Editing: All media should be ready to embed into the traditional story,
May 1st – Finalize Portfolio: Combine a reflection video, digital images of work in action with final video on the web.
May 26th – Sharing: International sharing event . Students are to reflect on the importance of traditional stories. Compare and contrast stories from around the world.
Educator’s Guide:

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