Help Instructions

Here are instructions to help you use the VoiceThread


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A living language arts resource where you can tell your story.Explore migration stories across the world, look at what it means to live in a new country, through a child’s eyes and with a child’s honesty. Join us for an interactive journey that crosses continents and discover that you don’t have to look far to find the refugee story in all of us. Contribute with your own stories, or leave a comment on any story.


If you want help or advice on accessing this resource please email us.


Children: We want to hear what it is like to come to a new country to live. Share your stories on this site
Teachers: We want you to use this as a learning resource in your schools.
Families: We want you to be a part of this too, sharing and exploring stories with your children.

This project uses an interface called a VoiceThread. A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world. This VoiceThread is called Migrant Children's Digital Stories.


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This project is run in collaboration with the Capital E National Theatre for Children's contribution to the Capital E National Arts Festival with the world premiere of Kia Ora Khalid.
This project is also a video installation with stories found inside suitcases!
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He aha te mea nui
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
Maku e kī atu
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the most important thing?
What is the most important thing in the world?
I will say to you
It is people, It is people, It is people



The goal of the Refugee Children Voices project is to capture the voices of individuals exploring and expressing their own perspectives on this part of life.
For those unfamiliar with them, a VoiceThread is an online virtual space that provides a unique commenting environment for shared media like images and videos. Participants can comment by webcam, microphone, or text, all on one simple page.
The Migrant Children Voices project is a VoiceThread group that will capture the voices of individuals exploring and expressing their own perspectives on moving to a new country to live.

How to participate?
You can participate in a number of ways.
You can use this as a learning resource;
You can join and edit this resource to make it better;
You can view the stories;
You can leave comments on each or all of the stories;
You can create your own stories and we will add them to this VoiceThread;
You can create your own VoiceThread and add the tag refugeestories to it's description. We'll organize all of the entries into a single publicly viewable collection. If you don't yet have an account click here to register for a free one.
Your entries can be about anything that you think is important about this topic.

For help or advice on any of these please email your question