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Story Writing using tablet devices

Video Overview

A 4th class teacher from Mary Mother of Hope Senior National School, describes using tablets in a writing lesson with 4th class.


Pupils use a story creator app Toontastic to animate their stories. Pupils work in groups to develop their characters, setting and plot before bringing their creations to life using technology. A number of writing lessons precede the creation of the Toontastic story. They use iPads which are shared amongst the groups.

There are many pupils in the class whose first language is not English, and the teacher finds that the use of technology supports their language development as it engages them and brings their stories to life in a visual way.

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Digital Learning Framework

This video supports the following statements of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF):

Teaching & Learning (1 Learner Outcomes)

  • 1.1 Statement: Pupils use appropriate digital technologies to foster active, creative and critical engagement in attaining challenging learning outcomes.
  • 1.3 Statement: Pupils use digital technologies in highly effective ways to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the content objectives, learning outcomes, skills and concepts of the Primary School Curriculum.

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