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Virginia Cano's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Use of Storyboards

I have have just uploaded a video on our use of storyboards at Digistory. We have tried different ways of getting children from 5-12 to sequence elements within their stories. We have found that storyboards work better than blank sheets of paper. We have also experimenting with groups developing a joint map... the advantages of individual work within a storyboard and group work within the development of a map, or though collective story developing are different. I shall be exploring these… Continue

Added by Virginia Cano on February 18, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

The mate tea

I love mate tea. I first started drinking it when I was in Argentina. It was prepared by some fiends of mine from Bahia Blanca and I soon became addicted. I was delighted when I found a story about the mate tree. This story comes from the Guarani Indians. I have just translated it and can be found in Stories from the Americas . It is a magical story about a child, the rainforest and the search for the moon. Please share it with others!

Added by Virginia Cano on February 14, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

The legend of the Vanilla

I have been researching a number of stories concerning the legend of the Vanilla, as told by the Totonac people. I settled finally on a story that marries both botanical facts with magic and a wonderful love story. If you are interested in finding out about the problems in pollinating vanilla plants by the early Spanish conquistadores go to Digistory. If, however, you want to read the full legend of the vanilla, go to… Continue

Added by Virginia Cano on February 4, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

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