View one or two of the digital stories that you feel would be most relevant to older children, teenagers, young adults or staff depending on the age profile of the audience.
- Take time to pause and reflect after viewing the digital story
- Go around the classroom asking the students what stirred their hearts in the digital story they viewed
- Has each student had the opportunity to tell their story about life and faith?
- To follow-on from the digital storytelling project, could each student in the class complete a similar one or two minute video project telling their own stories?
- Ask the students to identify the difference between an online connection and a true encounter with another person?
- Why do we need to be constantly ‘connected’ in today’s world of communications?
- How do social media platforms make people feel closer together? Does it help or hinder us in getting to know each other in a deep and meaningful way?
- Ask the students what struck them about the story? What can be learnt from the story you viewed? Is there a topic/idea mentioned that could be researched and developed as a class project such as: the role of music in ministry or understanding disability?
- Focus on discussing two or three reflection questions from each of the digital stories. Can each student in the class discuss their own personal faith openly? How do the students see Jesus in their own lives? What is his role in their lives?