Have you seen the movie ‘Freedom Writers’? About a teacher who had teenage students journal their lives, in an effort to improve literacy, engagement & grades, but also achieved transformational learning & a movement for change. See interviews.
FamilyBookform technology empowers students to easily journal, by speaking (any language) their feelings, perspectives & experiences directly into a page & all content is automatically formatted into published books.
Literally giving students voice & choice in documenting personal & emotional content that they discuss in class to enrich lessons & develop the 4Cs of 21st century learning: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity - using technology-as-a-tool.
Articulating thoughts & feelings is the first step in developing a rich vocabulary and the Social Emotional skills vital in forming good relationships, mitigating conflict and broadening worldviews. And for valuable reflection & discussion.
Story-sharing is a primal human need and the very reason language evolved. It is ‘communication for connection’ and the means in which we develop trust, empathy & identity.
The process of documenting & story-sharing has so many positive outcomes and creating a personalized published book to showcase the whole experience is tangible proof-of-learning and an original product students are proud to present, include in portfolios, gift or sell.
Students use the FamilyBookform dashboard anywhere & on any device, working at their own pace following template & question prompts to speak their answers & stories, including photos. They can interview others to speak into the dashboard or send a link for contributions directly into their book.
Covid-19 & Me: students document how the pandemic has affected them & their family.