digital storytelling for teachers. collaborative chain stories 2014

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Narraciones digitales colaborativas de los participantes del curso de Formación en Red del INTEF "Digital Storytelling for Teachers". Edición Marzo 2014. En inglés.

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  • 1.Contributed by the participants in the March 2014 INTEF Online Teacher Training Course. Collaborative Chain Stories March 2014

2. LUIS MAY 14,2014 LuisMiguelSnchezSez/My contributiontothechain story "What'sthematterwithyoutoday, Mary?Youlookratherworried?" theteacherasked. "Oh,it'snothing,justthat assignmentyougaveuslast Friday.IthinkIgotcarriedaway andthestorymakesnosenseatall. Writingastoryisfarmoredifficult thanIthought."Maryanswered. "Really?Itcan'tbethatbad!Let mehavealookatit."Theteacher saidasshetookMary'snotebookin herhandsandstartedbrowsing throughMary'sstory. "Aha...mmmmm....mmmm.So,in ThePrincessinPyjamas ChainStoryGroupA.DigitalStorytellingfor Teachers.INTEF2014 @MJGSMJANUARY30,2014 3. anutshell,yourstoryisaboutagirl whowaslefthomealonewithher sistersandapervertneighbour,at night,byherparents,whousually forgottoturnofftheTVintheir bedroom,andwentonadrinking spreeinsteadofpickingacrazy grandma,onanovernightpass,up fromtheasylum,sothegrandma hadtowalkherway-5kms-to theirhouseandbrokeintoit throughawindowtolookforsome oddpillstotakeandendedup almostchokingona3-year-out-of- datecookiebeforevanishinginto thinair.So,theylookedforherina godforgottenroomupstairswhere thegirlbumpedintoabookthat remindsusofAliceinWonderland andthen..."Theteacherstoppedit thereandlookedatMaryinthe eyes,inquisitively."AmIright, Mary?" Maryblushed,shefeltunbearably ashamed.Feelingherteacher's eyespiercingthroughherso intentlywassodisquieting.She lookeddownandinawhisper 4. answered,"Yes,that'sit,Cheri!" CheripattedMary'sheadgently, Marylookedupandsmileand Cherismiledbackather,"Yes,it's abittoomuchformyliking but,...sowhat?Whocares?Itis perfect,itisjustfiction.Why shouldanyoneexpectfictiontobe logical?Fictionisfictionand anythingispossible,thewriteris TheMakerinthatworld,itisthe writerthatsetstherulesinthat world,youmaylikeitornot,but that'sanotherstory.Don'tforget that,andkeepitinmindwhenever youreadfiction." Marythoughtaboutitfora momentandcouldn'thelpsaying, "Buttheremustbesomekindof logicineverything." Cheriturnedback,gaveherthe samelookagain,clappedher handsandsaid,"Thingsmaynot bewhatyouthinktheyareinthe realworldeither,Mary.Nevertake thingsforgranted.Thereismore tothingsthanappearance."Then, raisinghervoiceabitsheshouted, 5. "Childrenplease,mayIhaveyour attentionforamoment.Listento me,there'ssomethingimportantI doneedtotellyou."Shetooka hankieoutofherhandbagand... JAVIER MAY 14,2014 JavierGarciaColomo/My contributiontothechain story Asshejumpedoffthewindow,she discoveredthattheredandwhite littledotsonherpyjamasturned black.Sherealizedthatallthis worldthatshewaslivingin,wasall adream! Shedidn'tneithercallthe112nor visitedthelibrary.Shewas dreamingaboutwhatwouldher 6. worldlooklikeifshewasachild again.Thedayshesufferedabad headachewhenshewasateenager atGardandaleElementaryschool. Thatday,shewentbackhome,laid downinherenormousbedandfall asleep. Allthebooksshehadreadthat yearatschoolwhereallcoming aliveandtransportingherintoa fantasticworld...Butwhatshe didn'trealizeuntilthattimewas that... ANONY MOUS MAY 12,2014 CarmenSoto/My contributiontothechain story 7. Themiddayfoundhertapping absent-mindedlyonthecomputer keysasifshewererethinkingthe storytofindsomekindoflogical explanation.Thereadingofthe sharedtalehadbroughtherback strangememorieswhichshe couldn'tputintowords. Asuddenchillrandownherspine andshebeganshuddering uncomfortably.Tryingtocalm down,sheglancedawayfromthe screenforawhileandskimmed overtheroominsearchof somethingthatcouldhelppull herselftogether. Theroomwasamess:atraywith someleft-oversonthebedspread, adirtytracksuitlyingsloppilyon thebackofachair,somebooks scatteredalloverthefloor...Her motherwasright.Itwasa completemess. Suddenly,oneofthebooksonthe floorcaughthereye.Itwasopento 8. arandompagewheretwo underlinedwordsstoodout: "Followme."-theysaid.Thewords reflectedonthewindowpane piercedbythemiddaysunbeams. Then,astrangeforcemadeher brisklyopenthewindowand, forgettingshewasstillwearing thatchildishpyjamas,shejumped outintotheunknown. Image"Electricvs.Nature"by ChelseyyRayy EVA 9. MAY 12,2014 EvaGutirrez/Mycontributiontothe chainstory "Haditallreallyhappened?Was hergrandmaactuallychoking beforeshedisappeared?"..."It can'thavebeenreal,itmusthave beenallaterriblenightmare...", shereassuredherself.Butstillone questionlingeredinher mind...."Whocalledemergencies inthemiddleofthenight?" Feelingabitlight-headedand reelingattheconfusioninher head,shesatdownatherPCand setaboutdoingherhomework... "Whatwastheassignmentfor CreativeWriting?"...."Ah,yes... contributingtoherclass collaborativechainstory...". Stillwearinghertoo-childish-for- her-likingpyjamas,sheclickedon thelinkand,toherastonishment, thereitwas:theweirdtitleofthe storyinprogress...."ThePrincess inPyjamas"whilehermotherwent abouttheroomgrunting somethingandcomplainingabout 10. anexcruciatingheadache. "Iwon'trepeatitagain!Tidyyour bedroomatonce!",sheyelled."Oh gosh,IthinkIhadonetoomany lastnight..."andhavingsaidthat, shelefttheroomandleftourlittle princessinawarmplushpyjamas toastorythatcouldhavewell happenedtoherself. ANONY MOUS MAY 11,2014 JosuBernal/My contributiontothechain story Shewassilentforawhile,stunned. Thenshewentupstairstoherroom andturnedonthecomputer. Knock,Knock,Honey!saidhis mother.Areyouthere?Yes,mom, comein, 11. What'swrong?,Askedhermother. Nothingmom,why? Idonotknow,you...Well,It doesn'tmatter.Bytheway: Yesterdaytherewasacallto112on thephone.Doyouremember anythingaboutthat? ItwasaterribleshocktoPaulina. Ifitwasanightmare...howcould keepthatphonecall?andwhy Taniahadthesamenightmare? DOLORES MAY 10,2014 Dague Voicessoundedfaraway,,,she wokeupbutdidn'tknowwhere she was..........untilitsankin thatall hasbeenanightmare......... 12. She wentupstairsjumpingforjoy ............Therewasher nanny......., sleepingplacidly.Shedidn't want towakeherup......soshekept silence...,shewantedtograsp this moment.............hernanny sleeping.......sheknewfor surethat she'dmissheroneday,she'd miss hernagging.....,hervoice, her slurpingthesoup,herlook,the smellofherskin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Afterwards,shewentdownstairs ,,,,,,,,,,andswitchedonthe TV.., thephonerang,,,,,itwasone girl whosheusuallyhangout with......., shetoldheraboutanightmare that shehadthenightbeforeanda shiverwentdownherspine.,it was thesamenightmareshehad 13. DOLORES MAY 10,2014 Dagu Voicessoundedfaraway,,,she wokeupbutdidn'tknowwhere she was..........untilitsankin thatall hasbeenanightmare......... She wentupstairsjumpingforjoy ............Therewasher nanny......., sleepingplacidly.Shedidn't want towakeherup......soshekept silence...,shewantedtograsp this moment.............hernanny sleeping.......sheknewfor surethat she'dmissheroneday,she'd miss hernagging.....,hervoice, her slurpingthesoup,herlook,the smellofherskin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Afterwards,shewentdownstairs ,,,,,,,,,,andswitchedonthe TV.., thephonerang,,,,,itwasone girl whosheusuallyhangout with......., shetoldheraboutanightmare that shehadthenightbeforeanda shiverwentdownherspine.,it 14. was thesamenightmareshehad BEATRICE8332 MAY 10,2014 BEATRIZCABRERA PORTILLO/Mycontribution tothechainstory Paulinegotcloserandclosertothe mysteriousbookinthemiddleof thelittleroom.Suddenlyshe noticesthebookcontaineda curiousimage:anoldladyand threegirls... Littlebylittleshewasgettingmore anxioussincethatpictureonthe bookmadehersuspectsomething wrongwashappening:wasshejust 15. afictionalcharacterfromthat storybookorratherwasshehaving thesameexperienceasthatAlice whosawfastrabbitsandthick- hairedtailcats? "Yeah,thatsweetAlicecreatedby thatLewisCarrol,thebookgranny usedtoreadusthree.Thisiswhat ishappeningtome..."."Thisis onlyadreamormaybea nightmare,that'sall..."Pauline thought. However,poorPaulinewaswrong, sincethesetofstrangeeventsdid notcometoanend...Now,one bookfelldownfromtheshelves openedbyapagewithtwo underlinedwords:FOLLOWME... DOLORES MAY 10,2014 Dagu 16. VERNICA MAY 10,2014 VernicaBanegasFont/My contributiontothechain story Thedoorcreaked.Shewas trembling,butfinallywhenthe doorwasopen,shecouldcheck thattheroomwasempty,nobody inside.Whatapity!Shethought thatshewascrazy,andallthe eventsofthatnightwerecreatedby herimagination,ormaybe,itwasa nightmare. Suddenly,shenoticedthatthere wasanopenbookonthefloor.She gotclose,fearturnedinto curiosity.Shelovedreading,asher grandmother,whoreadherabook everynightwhenshewasalive. Andindeed,itwasherfavorite book,thatsooftensheaskedherto readitagainandagain. 17. MARA MAY 09,2014 MaraGonzlez/My contributiontothechain story Itcouldnotbetrue.Suddenly, grandmawasgone,therewasno signofher.But...wherehadshe goneto?Howshedisappeared withoutanyonenoticing? Desperately,Paulinestartedrunningaroundthe houselookingforPhilomena,herlovelyGranny.She meticulouslyexaminedeachandeverycornerin thatbigoldhousewithoutsuccess.Shewas vanished. Suddenly,shegotanidea!Sherememberedthelittle roomthatwasonthetopfloorwherehersisters, grandmaandsheusedtospentlongperiodstogether whenPhilomenalivedwiththem.Itwasakindofan 18. enchanteringlibraryjammedofoldbooks.Shemust bethere. Whenshewasinfrontofthedoor,shefirstbreathin deeplyandthenshestartedtoopenitcarefully... ANGEL MAY 09,2014 ngelJacintoTraverVera -Pauline:Ohmummy,you're completelydrunk!Ialwaystellyou thatIhateseinginthisway.But nowdaddytoo.It'sincredible.And thesehorriblecookies... -Mother:Whatwrongwithmy oatmealcookies,Pauline? -Pauline:Lookatyoumother, mummy!sheisdrowningbecause ofyou. -Mother:Whatareyousaying, honey? -Pauline:Yes,mum.Yourcookies 19. areoutdatedthreeyearsago.And lookatthisshowcase.It'sfullof bottles. -Mother:But,therearealsomany juice,eventomato. -Father:Don'tworry,my princesses,thedoctorishere. -Doctor:Whereisthepatient? -Pauline:Rightnow,shewas there... -Mother:Iwassensing.Youlost yourgrandmaagain,Pauline. MARA MAY 09,2014 MaraJos -Help!,help!.Mygrandmotheris indanger.Apieceofcookiemade herchoked-saidPaulinesadly. -Donotworry!.Wearegoingto 20. thererightnow-saidthedoctor. WhenPaulinehangedthemobile up,sheheardahugefussinthe street.Shelooke

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