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Activities and digital resources for Literacy

Module by: Dr. Mincy. E-mail the author

Summary: This page will suggest briefly some activities which teachers can use in order to explore how to convert digital tools for their own uses in the classroom.

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A wealth of oral traditions

We come from a culture with strong oral traditions--or a merging of these from many continents. The peoples from these places that came to our islands long ago to form one Caribbean : from European backgrounds, African, Indian and many others. What wealth there is here! What wealth in verbality/oracy and a unique blend of ever-evolving music in festivals and in daily life. There are folktales, folklore,poems, stories games and characters out of the past who walk our way at carnival time. There is a need to capture this wealth of folk talent and talk tradition and and apply our digital resources to them--first for teachers and then for the teachers to pass this on to students. Teachers will have to become computer-savvy users, graphic artists and animators, musicians and song composers, but more than ever researchers and story tellers, writers, musicians,readers, team leaders, dramatists, producers of videos. They will have at least to be acquainted with what is current in digital technology for classroom use.

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