Thanks to a twitter from my friend in Canada, Sharon Peters, I’ve been introduced to the work of a friend of hers in Saskatchewan called Find a Story, Map a Story, Tell a Story. What a wonderful idea!
“Find a Story… Map a Story… Tell a Story invites you to choose a story that matters to you and using an online mapping tool like Community Walk, Wayfaring or Google Maps, create a StoryMap that will place your stories within a geographical context. Using one of these digital mapping tools, locate a geographical map from your story location, and add images, audio and text memories to the place markers found on the mapping tool. This project will help you recover lost stories and save and share them so other can enjoy and learn from them. Completed StoryMaps will be posted on a student work page on the Find a Story… Map a Story… Tell a Story web site.”
Must confess – I’m familiar with and used Google Maps, but hadn’t seen Community Walk or Wayfaring before – they look cool. I’ve checked out the StoryMaps and couldn’t see any from New Zealand – perhaps an opportunity here for an enterprising NZ class to be the first?