Once upon a time there was a teacher of 1time year that firmly believed in the contribution of ICT for its students. She once launched an appeal to other classes around the world, which resulted in an extraordinary collaborative writing project and helped rewrite the history of Little Red Riding Hood.
“This idea came right out of a Doodle Google search engine, on December 20, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the release of the Brothers Grimm's "Tales of Childhood and Home", including the famous tale of Little Red Riding Hood is part ”, we read on the blog by Brigitte Léonard, teacher at 1er elementary cycle in the Laurentians region.
She launched a search notice in her Twitter network to find 10 classes to write the tale together. They were found in just a few days and come from Quebec, New Brunswick, Great Britain, France and Belgium:
– Brigitte Leonard, Fleur-Soleil School, 1time year, Mont-Tremblant, QC.
– Manon Richardson, 2e year, Camille-Vautour School, NB.
– Anne Rode, CP, Sainte Thècle School, Chamalières, Puy de Dôme (France)
– Marjorie Rancourt, 2e year, École Jean XXIII, Quebec, QC.
– Melanie Houle, 2e year, Collège Saint-Bernard, Drummondville, QC.
– Anne-Françoise Roper, CE2, Hampton Court House School, Surrey (Great Britain)
– Audrey Martel, 1time year, École Marie-Renouard, Beauport, QC.
– Sandrine Charlier, 2e primary, Athénée Royal Jean Rostand, Philippeville (Belgium)
– Nadia Racine, 1time year, École la Grande Hermine, Quebec, QC.
– Martine Larocque, preschool, Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Quebec, QC.
“I had the chance to work with 9 wonderful teachers who dared! It's good to take the leap into the unknown sometimes, ”says Ms. Léonard. “It's the collaborative work that made all the difference. "
Thus, from January 28 to February 19, each class had to compose a part of the text according to a proposed canvas, then record the playback of these thumbnails in audio format. From the start, we knew that the story would take a decidedly modern turn. Brigitte Léonard remembers: "from the start, we learn that the little girl communicates with her iPod Touch and sends tweets to her grandmother to announce her arrival".
At the end of the reading and writing project, the teacher gathered everything together and did the final assembly, made available on YouTube. She is particularly proud of the work accomplished: “I heard one of my students read for the first time thanks to this project,” she explains. One of the many small miracles that projects integrating ICT can bring! "She continues:" This experience also allowed me to see the power of this social network (Editor's note: Twitter) who has now become my primary source of information as a teacher. "
See the final tale here:
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