StoryWeaver is an open source digital platform from Pratham Books on which stories can be read, downloaded, translated, versioned or printed. All the content on StoryWeaver is available under Creative Commons licenses to encourage collaboration and reuse.
Amna Singh, Editorial Consultant (Digital), Pratham Books writes about the recent StoryWeaver workshop with students and teachers from the VIDYA Foundation in Mumbai.
It all began a couple of months ago with the Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver workshop in Mumbai. Volunteers from the VIDYA foundation participated in this workshop and fell in love with StoryWeaver and how! They experimented with our user-friendly platform and created books by themselves like 'Am I Alone' and 'Nanni’s Birthday Gift’ . Teachers also initiated the students of the foundation into the StoryWeaver world which led to the creation of 'Gabbar is Back'. The enthusiastic group of VIDYA teachers decided to share this magic with their VIDYA team peers.
So on a crisp Saturday morning on the greens of the IIT campus, Mumbai a bunch of curious children, a few equally wide-eyed teachers and StoryWeaver got together.
40 students from Gyanmandir school and teachers from various other schools in the vicinity gathered together in a classroom to learn all about StoryWeaver: open source, multilingual digital platform of Pratham Books. The enthusiastic teachers of VIDYA foundation took them through all the aspects of StoryWeaver - right from reading to re-levelling. Participants read stories out loud, created funny tales and worked in groups to explore more and then some more. The ever growing number of stories, the rich bank of illustrations and the come-do-it-yourself access and design of StoryWeaver, was all at their fingertips, helping their imagination get wings.
Would you like a little StoryWeaver magic? If your organisation is interested in conducting a StoryWeaver workshop for educators drop us a line at [email protected] and we'll get back to you.