Expressing ideas through visuals and audio, and understanding others' ideas in these forms, is as critical in today's world as traditional reading and writing. These multimodal compositions can aso increase learners' Motivation because they resemble the real-life texts they encounter out of school.
Watch a sample video from the Global StoryBridges Project, which focuses on English language learners. Youth at each site work collaboratively to represent their lives and communities through a full range of multimodal communication. They decide what to represent and how to tell their stories, watch and discuss videos from other sites, and decide together what questions to pose and how to respond to questions and comments from others.
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Watch how KidBlog provides a global platform for students to engage in digital authorship. Students share their ideas via videos, photos, and written explanations, and their blogs are available to classrooms across the United States and globally, which increases their Motivation to write and broadens their Literacy Environment.