11 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2014 7:34 PM by holmesg

    Learning Pathways-May-July 2014- Who Am I? Using Digital Artifacts to Tell un-Told Stories?


      bunnyatwork_small.jpg Everyone has stories to tell. Stories represent who we are and help bring together our real-life daily adventures, cultural diversity and, shared experiences.


      Can art, music and other digital artifacts tell stories about someone’s life? Their Family?  Can digital artifacts tell hidden stories about a person’s history, culture, perspective and belief system? Why is it important to know someone's story? Why is it important to know your own story?


      Can artifacts help us uncover hidden messages that have been passed down by our ancestors?

      An artifact refers to any object or process resulting from human activity which represents things from the past. Artifacts are part of our history and they give us a better understanding of who we are. Artifacts can help us understand hidden parts of our history, or show us an alternative way of looking at our past.  Artifacts may also be items that have been handed down from generation to generation.


      In connection to the Teachers Engage Connected Family Month, this activity will promote the use of digital media as well as promoting the understanding of who we are, where we come from, our ancestry, and our hopes and dreams through digital artifacts.


      How can we use an activity like this to connect our families, communities and schools? It is important to share who you are with your students? The Community?


      When you share your digital artifacts explain how the artifact helps to identify Who You Are and how it connects you to your family history. Also share the hidden story behind your artifact.


      Let’s make this a family affair


      Share your ideas between and May 12 July 15 to be entered into a Choose Your Prize Drawing of a prize worth up to 200.00. One of the suggested prizes for this thread will be a Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit.



      Choose your prize:

      You now have the opportunity to choose your own prize. If we draw your name for this thread you will then have the opportunity to choose what prize you would like to have for your classroom or instructional practices use. We will contact you and you will have a choice from a variety of prizes. After you choose your prize, you would need to return to this thread and post what you chose and how you plan on implementing it in your classroom or with other educators. After you have completed your usage post, we will send you the prize of your choice.


      Note: This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond, which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.