The mihi, implemented in the Flickr space, lets students connect with a wide audience – “weaving us together in the one house at the one time”.
Students brainstorm their story concept, create a storyboard or mockup, create and source images, and draft a title, description and rollover notes to tell their story. Students have to consider carefully the images and text that they choose to represent themselves. Students reflect on each others’ mihi and respond to comments made by their peers and other visitors to Flickr.
Dorothy Burt, one of the teachers at Point England School, tells me that students are taught about tagging their work so that others can find it, to show interest in the work of others if they want others to be interested in their work, and how to make a productive and informative comment.