The children were transfixed by Cora’s expressive story telling.
Students described the story telling as ‘inspirational’ and the stories as ‘cliff-hangers’.
The children found Cora’s use of intonation, body language and facial expressions were instrumental in maintaining their interest and supporting their understanding of the story.
A Houghton Murrumbeena Primary School

“Cover Design: The Magic Garden

Lori Gloyd (c) 2007


The Magic Garden is a Web 2.0 project designed to show educators and their students how good curriculum can be delivered and the outcomes published, using new technology such as blogs, writeboard, photo board and many other exciting applications.

Cora Zon, a professional storyteller and Heather Blakey, an experienced web publisher and webmaster of the Soul Food Cafe, work collaboratively and demonstrate how educators can marry the ancient craft of storytelling, apply current curriculum and publish using state of the art blogging software. Cora tells the enchanting Kazakha story of the ‘The Magic Garden’ while Heather Blakey delivers a curriculum package that climaxes with self publication on a constellation of Global Teacher, Global Student blogs. Watch, in wonder, at the way this virtual garden is growing as staff, students and the wider community contribute by responding to the activities within the Magic Garden Project.

The Magic Garden is an example of delivering curriculum in an IT rich, WEB2 environment without discarding tried and true practice.

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