-Hooray now I can write more stories because I can send them to Mrs. Caplin.
-I want to see my friends stories.
-Look at all the amazing titles.-It was well worth the wait-but the wait about killed me.
As their stories loaded into my email, I opened them up so the students could see each others. That is where the amazing conversations started including some great questions
-How did you do that graphic?
-Look how Bobby used figurative language.
-How did you mix the art tool with imported graphic?
-I can visualize that in my mind from the BIG words.
-Can we add background color to all the slides?
-Look at the lead that Cindy wrote-I am hooked.
-I went to the same place on vacation I think I will write my own story.
I now have all their digital stories on my own laptop. I will be able to assess them digitally and my goal is not to have to print them off. Also the coolest part in my opinion is next week, Mark is going to teach me how to download the stories to my district web page. We are going to put them on a password protected link so all the students will be able to see each other stories. What an amazing tool for them to see their friends stories as well as the parents will be able to read other students stories. I am so excited that the entire writing process from start to finish was completed on their iPod--can you tell?? On a side note, I would love to share some of the stories with the blogging world so I will be working on learning that process-keep checking back.