"Fantastic job on your video and digital story, Renee. I was very touched by your words. I'm sure it is impossible to fully convey what it was like to witness President Obama's inauguration, but you did a superb job in this digital…"
I'm a husband, father, educator, digital storyteller, and catalyst for constructive educational change. I'm the executive director for Story Chasers, Inc. I love working with new media including blogs, podcasts, and digital video, and especially love helping other people become more empowered to realize and share their own creativity.
Celebrate Oklahoma Voices is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. COV is presented by a collaborative partnership of Oklahoma schools, non-profit groups, and other organizations. Our current focus is providing 2.5 day workshops for Oklahoma educators focused on digital storytelling. The project learning community currently (as of January 2009)… Continue
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Posted on February 20, 2008 at 3:53pm — 9 Comments
Yes, I certainly will upload the students' WWII interviews/digital stories. The end of March is our target date for completion. We have invited the WWII vets back to view these stories with us and anticipate each of them being here. We extend this same invitation to you if you are
available. I will let you know the exact date. Until then "Soldier On!" as Garage Band says. Whitney Allen
Thank you for the article. Kent Brooks called me and told me he had watched the Ellis Co. video. Kent e-mailed the article to me this evening. I am truly honored.
3 random thoughts;
1. You can go somewhere with attention economics. It is a fascinating concept. I have read Freakonomics, Super Crunchers and I am currently tackling Predictably Irrational. I think attention economics aptly describes the state of affairs.
2. Gage teachers definitely have different content filter settings than students. Actually my students who utilize our distance opportunities have far less content restrictions than other students. Does that make 4 districts in the state now??
3. I loved what you said at the end of day three. A teacher should be able to teach this to students without regard to "content and rigor." A project like this can change a life. I'm all for accountability, but can fulfilling a PASS objective do the same. Where are other states at on this? I like to look at other states' educational systems, and it seems to me that Oklahoma has the most mechanical ( vs organic) framework. I am also at wits end regarding distance opportunities. It seems like many states are embracing this, while my state has a somewhat reactionary take. Any thoughts?
thanx and i am so happy that you like her we all do and she has also taught us so much. i was so happy when you came to asher to teach us that stuff and thank you and i will be back and typeing to you when school starts back
I am so happy that the pressure of a public forum has provided at least a hint of restraint. If you like me as a cartoon there I do have my own Mr Kent Potatohead if you need to fill up your copious free time. Try this:
Thanks for the heads up on the software I need to load. I should be able to get it done before I get there. On the Audacity, you loaded it last time, but it never worked right. You mentioned that it needed some tweeking to be able to work. Is that still the case, or will it work as downloaded?