If you’ve clicked by my 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell Story you will know I have told the same old dog story 50+ times, so it was a refreshing suprise when I got an email tonight from Claudia Ceraso describing a novel way she used Dominoe’s flickr set as a way to have her students create their own stories based solely on what they cold imagine from the photo set.
I have shared with my teen and young adult students your Dominoe story. I simply showed them the slideshow without the text and told them it was part of a real life story. I asked them to write and here is the result: four stories -some done collaboratively, some not.
I should have recorded the brainstorming we had after seeing your pics projected in an IWB. Their first reaction was to talk about feelings and a potential sad ending to the story. They explained they associated the colours of the leaves with sad feelings. Interesting.
They haven’t seen the real one yet, unless they were curious enough to click around and get to the youtube version. I’ll tell them next class.
Pretty simple and creative way to use the same pictures for some different versions of the story- some have Dominoe found, some run away, some all the way to Arizona. You can find the stories Claudia’s students created at http://corpus.wikispaces.com/tag/view/sample39.
If Dominoe were around, I am sure she would wag her stubby tail wildly in joy to know students in Buenos Aires, Argentina were being creative with her photos.