Trust, Agency, Responsibility

Empowering young voices

Mobile Stories offers a production and publishing tool that educates young people in media and information literacy, and improves their skills as producers in the digital media landscape.

  • Authentic audience beyond the classroom

  • Active work with digital source criticism

  • Real-life journalists give their best tips to students

  • Simplifies cross curriculum learning and collaboration with the school library

  • Works on all devices

  • Makes learning more engaging!

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of the students have developed in media and information literacy through the work with Mobile Stories, according to their teachers.

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of the teachers state that Mobile Stories contributed to them discussing the credibility of sources more often in the classroom.

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of the teachers who used Mobile Stories state that the work was engaging for the students.

Survey includes 1115 students and their teachers

Improve media and information literacy

Understand how media works

Build tomorrow´s democracy

When we started doing this article, I realized how useful and fun journalism is. The best thing was being able to express what we think and to be heard by media.

Ibtisam

Student, Värner Rydén-skolan, Malmö, Sweden

The students who have come so far as to publish their texts have felt pride in what they have done, something many have not felt in the subject of Swedish before.

Teachers who answered anonymously via survey

The Swedish as a subject becomes more “real” when they get to see how good the articles are when they get to see their test article. They grow as individuals and realize that they are capable of much more than they themselves thought.

Teachers who answered anonymously via survey

Publishing makes the student put in more effort, which raises the quality of what they produce. The focus shifts from getting a certain grade to doing the best you can. Should one publish, it is also not negotiable with sources, copyrights, language, etc. It brings these issues into focus.

Johan Sköld

Swedishteacher, Forshagaakademin, Forshaga, Sweden

It felt good to show that young people and children can also express themselves in a way that adults can.

Zain

Student, Värner Rydén-skolan, Malmö, Sweden

Mobile Stories are a way to introduce source criticism in a more natural way in teaching. It does not become an isolated and crystallized substance. That was a new experience for me.

Alisa Selimovic Fast

teacher, 4-6, Lindängesskolan i Malmö, Sweden

By using Mobile Stories, I learned about how an article is structured. I learned that it is important to have sources and that you have your own pictures, so that you don’t take someone else’s. I thought it was easier to build an article when you had the help of different boxes that you could choose. If there was something I didn’t understand, I used the question mark. There I also found out if there was something missing.

Emmy-Lou

Student, Älvdalens utbildningscentrum, Älvdalen, Sweden

It feels fantastic to be able to show my thoughts and what I think about things.

Sadaq

Student, Grillska gymnasiet i Örebro, Sweden