Scaling Literacy and Numeracy Through Global Storytelling

New mobile technologies offer the K-12 classrooms worldwide unlimited opportunities for scaling the teaching and learning of reading, writing, and numeracy. New writing, audio, and video storytelling tools are being developed daily. Research shows that peer collaborative storytelling, editing and feedback is a powerful motivator for student learning. The challenge: how do US classrooms, which commonly ban cell phones and texting, enable peer learning through collaborative global storytelling with partner classrooms internationally, many of whom are less likely to have Internet access, but more likely to be creatively using mobile technologies and SMS so that literacy and numeracy improves worldwide.



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