Just like any other time that you use technology with your students, you won’t be handing them the device and sending them off to create. When it comes to publishing with technology, students should be at the end of the writing process. They’ve already drafted, revised, and edited their personal narrative, or their group has already come together to plan a presentation of their argument for an opinion piece of writing. I would encourage you to use a graphic organizer like a storyboard to have students plan what they want to appear on each page of their Adobe Voice creation. If students are working in pairs or a small group sharing one device, you’ll want to make sure they have a plan for who will record the narration for each page.
Students can share their digital storytelling creations by sharing a link to their finished product. Schools that have a Twitter account or website might want to send out the links so that a wider audience can hear student stories. In classrooms that use student blogs or parent communication tools, it’s simple to also share the link to Adobe Voice creations with viewers outside of your four walls. Using technology to publish is so much more than typing up a research report. Turn your students into digital storytellers with creation tools on mobile devices!
Have you had your students publish their writing using technology? What are your favorite digital storytelling apps?