Thanks for posting this ppt! Will the other ppt and a list of links be posted as well? There was so much useful information I had a hard time keeping up! I also wonder if there is a way to save the chat from an Adobe Connect session? I tried copy/paste but it doesn't seem to capture the entire chat.
For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to work with an all girls school and participate in a project entitled, the Dear Michelle Project (DMP). DMP is committed to giving our future leaders a voice in the nation’s public conversation. Through this project, students learned the art of writing narrative letters and employing technology to create their personal stories through digital storytelling. This project encouraged students to write narratives regarding relevant events in their lives for the purpose of informing our present national leaders about those personal events. Students used a wealth of Web 2.0 tools to develop the 21st Century Skills which are necessary to become successful and productive members of our society. As a culminating activity, students attended a digital film camp during the summer in which they turned their narrative letters into digital films.
Here is a blurb of what we have on our website which we are re-constructing currently…
Mission and Goals:
The mission of the Dear Michelle project is to provide all students a place to express themselves and be a part of the public conversation regarding our country. The Dear Michelle project is committed to and focused on making a difference in the lives of each of its citizens. The project mission is:
Attached is an example of a student video from the DMP this summer 2010
This resource was embedded in the webinar Powerpoint, but I thought it would be good to post it here also. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based digital story. The website also has a lot of other great digital storytelling resources.
Okay, Vanessa... this might not have been a good thing to share with a lot of us... especially at the very beginning of the school year! My poor students are not going to know what hit them. With my school being in a very high tech community, it never ceases to amaze me how many students come into my fourth grade and have really only used the computer for word processing (and maybe a bit of story planning with Inspiration). It's bothersome to say the least.
This Wiki (50 Web....)has already got me changing some of my ideas for how I will introduce and carry out parts of Writing Workshop and Social Studies projects for even the next couple of weeks (not to mention the rest of the year.) What I like the most is the versatility of what he offers, in the use of variety of software tools as well as the hardware to carry out the story work. I feel like a kid in a candy store, with a never-ending gift card! Wow! Okay... gotta go... so I can start planning next week with new Web 2.0 Tools!
Okay... not only did that completely crack me up, it would be great for my students and our faculty to see it! Before I have the students do their first big research project, I plan to show them that movie several times and discuss it. While there are other ways to teach it, and I will use many, this will be a fun way to introduce it and engage the students instead of boring them to tears.
I think it would then be fun to divide the students into groups and give each student one of the main concepts covered and have them create their own movie or a comic about it. In this way, they have to make their own meaning and apply their understanding in a creative way (i.e. Best Practice on Legal Practice : )) If we do this, they are both really learning about fair use and developing their technology skills at the same time.
This looks like a fun digital storytelling opportunity for teachers and students:
Win a video contest!
Or at least enter. At the opening keynote of the Fall CUE conference in Napa, California, this November 5th, we will highlight five or six finalists from the right-now-being-announced Next Vista-Fall CUE Video Contest and the audience will choose a winner. The teacher of each finalist will get a free registration to CUE's annual conference in Palm Springs (March 2011), and if your kids win, you'll get a Q7 Presenter Pad, courtesy of Qwizdom. The kids whose videos are chosen as finalists get plaques and iTunes gift cards, too.
Best of all, it's a really fun project your students can do as part of your class! Edu-fun, this is. The deadline is Oct. 12th. Videos can be no longer than 60 seconds, can cover any subject one might encounter in elementary or secondary school, and creativity is highly encouraged.
If you decide your kids should give this a go, MAKE SURE to read the detailed instructions at the contest site. A major goal is helping students learn to properly cite copyright-friendly sources, I should note. To find out more, start here:
Next Vista for Learning - Fall CUE Video Contest