Project Five Storyboard

Photo by Sonya terBorg
Photo by Sonya terBorg


They say when it rains, it pours, and I am wasting no time with this project and synthesising my ideas on where this is all heading and what I am going to need to gather together to make it work.

First stop, I stole a page (literally) from my 2 year old daughter’s drawing and painting book (great paper!) and sketched out a rough plan. I then went back over adding in what I needed footage of, ideas to link back to previous COETAIL posts, and reminders for things I have created that I want to share with you and add to my planner (and possibly the video too).

I am pretty happy with where it is at and I am starting to think that I can pull this all together in time.

Here’s a better look at “the plan” as it stands so far…

Photo by Sonya terBorg
Photo by Sonya terBorg


6 Replies to “Project Five Storyboard”

  1. Hi Sonya,

    Love your storyboard!

    Reading it and seeing the question mark next to Global leads me to ask if you are interested in collaborating? We have student blogs and are looking at authentic instances for our Year 5 & 6 students to comment and receive comments.

    Would you be interested? no timeline in mind for now – pretty open


    Amita, from Shanghai

    1. Hi Amita,
      Thanks for the feedback. I am out of school until Dec 2 (see the previous blog post!) but I may take you up on that offer in the future – perhaps after the winter/Christmas break? I am trying to think of how best to authentically connect students without it becoming a meaningless chore. I will definitely keep you posted!

  2. Hi Sonya,

    Your project looks great, and it is very similar to what I am working on at American International School – Chennai for my final project.

    I’d like to know about your plans for authentic audience development. We are struggling with that as well at both the MS and HS with blogging. Our shining exception is the MS Learning Habits Update blog posts, which are part of our reporting process to parents. Otherwise, students see the blog as only communication between themselves and teachers, so they don’t see the importance. We should create an Edchat on this after the winter break, as blogging for eportfolios is my final project as well, but mine is a year-long improvement and implementation process. We just struggle to solve for the audience piece.

    Would you be interested in coordinating an edchat together?

    1. Absolutely! That would be awesome! I am wary of forcing an ‘authentic audience’. We got a great response from some parents and families when we asked kids to think of five people that THEY would want commenting on their blogs, the response was great. Some grandparents and siblings were really great at contributing to student learning via comments. Definitely keen to coordinate the edchat – that would be great, especially with your MS/HS perspective and my work in JS. Let’s keep in touch!

  3. Hi Sonya,

    Great initiative.

    Let me know when you are looking for blogging buddies. Blogs in my school start at grade 4, but I am sure we could make something happen.


    1. We are getting there with younger kids as a way in to e-portfolios. The blog stays with the student throughout their time at our school so I think it would be great for them to have such a rich, digital record of their learning. I have to make sure I am not charging ahead too quickly for the classroom teachers. Some are on the fence about peer blogging pals so I am taking baby steps with getting international collaborators and like I said, want to make sure it is authentic. It looks like Tom Zuzulock and I will be leading an edchat on this in the New Year – please join in that conversation!

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