Sharing Stories, Becoming Storytellers

Presenter: Sean McGaughey
Location: Midland, Ontario, Canada

Presentation Title: Sharing Stories, Becoming Storytellers

Presentation Description: Each year, Bayview Public School ( participates in Canada’s National Family Literacy Day, which is held annually on January 27. Two years ago, the parent council president asked me if we could set up a computer at the school to have families record reviews of their favorite books. Using free services, I was able to have them record these reviews via telephone from home. We got a free local voicemail phone number through which forwards messages to my email. We posted these audio reviews, of families and children sharing the books they love to the Bayview Family Literacy Day website.

Several classes and many families have contributed audio reviews and we have even had an author respond to one of the reviews. In the process, we have built up a resource of books that families in our community are passionate about.

I hope this presentation can inspire others to creatively use free tools to energize their own school communities.

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