The innovative aspect of the READ IT didactic methodology was to combine the technology in terms of Digital Storytelling and book trailer production with writing techniques such as narrative and screenplay to reinforce teaching of reading and writing in an interactive, creative and authentic way.
The READ IT project addressed European high school teachers and students through the following key actions:
1) Bringing new digital tools into the classroom to empower teachers to experiment with new technology and render teaching and learning more up-to-date and interesting;
2) Encouraging teachers to work together with their students to create and produce book trailers, allowing them to discover new ways to approach digital education.
The main project result was the READ IT pilot course delivered in two parts:
1) E-learning course for teachers, focusing on video and book trailer production as tools for using Digital Storytelling in Education.
2) Project work where teachers and students produce book trailers together using Digital Storytelling.