Snapshot Stories

From Community Narrations

Aims of the activity

Support learners to gather stories on a specific topic by either telling stories or finding them online.

Resources, Materials needed

- Flipchart paper and pens.
- Snapshot Stories handout.
- ICT devices.

Duration in minutes

30 - 60 minutes.

Step-by-step - what has to be done

1. Ask participants to identify different topics/issues that are relevant to their lives (i.e. unemployment, education, hate crime etc.) and select one to focus gathering stories on OR tell the participants about the topic they are going to gather stories on.
2. Explain the concept of the Snapshot Story and that it is a Community Reporter technique (use the handout to help you/the participants).
3. Devise a Snapshot Story question with the participants on the topic chosen (see step 1) and write in on a piece of flipchartpaper.
4. Demonstrate to participants how to record (either using audio or video) on the ICT devices available (i.e. smartphones, tablets, voice recorders, digital camcorders etc.).
5. Support participants to use the ICT devices and question to record and a Snapshot Story in either pairs or small teams.
6. Facilitate a group review of the stories. You could replicate a similar activity to the "Learning From Stories" activity.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed?

Gather digital stories on a specific topic.

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