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Hometown: (where you grew up)
Manhattan, Kansas
Current home: (where you live now)
Edmond, Oklahoma
About Me:
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.
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PK-20 Schools and Colleges throughout Oklahoma
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Main interests in the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Project:
Helping others learn to create and share digital stories, especially those involving oral history.
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What is COV in a few sentences?

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

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 10:40am

Starbucks Run for Feb 21st

Educators participating in our Feb 20-22 workshop: Please leave your Starbucks order as a comment here, with you first name. (Sorry, if you are not enrolled in our workshop, we will not be able to fill your order.)

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 3:53pm — 9 Comments

Centennial videos, photos, podcasts and more

Newsok.com has a page of links to videos, images, and podcasts related to Statehood day last Friday:


We have had over 170 pictures added to our Digital Centennial Flickr group since last Friday! We now have over 500 images in our pool:


Posted on November 22, 2007 at 3:15pm

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These are excellent social networks on Ning for teachers, consider joining them! (It's free!)

The Learning 2.0 Conference in Shanghai, China (Sept 2007)

Classroom 2.0 Ning

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 5:49pm

Links from September 20th workshop

Here are the links from our workshop in Mid-Del Schools on September 20th. A link to recorded audio will also be provided!

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 4:42pm

Comment Wall (26 comments)

At 12:38pm on February 24, 2008, Whitney Allen said…
Hi Wesley,
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
At 11:12pm on February 27, 2008, Doug said…

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?
At 2:01pm on May 8, 2008, dianna said…
thanx alot and you are doing good i love the web site its very
interesting and i loved doing the voicethreads
At 1:36pm on May 14, 2008, dianna said…
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
At 4:47pm on May 22, 2008, Kent Brooks said…
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:

At 9:56pm on May 22, 2008, Christie said…
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?
At 6:42pm on May 28, 2008, Scott Charlson said…
An Audio recorder worth having a look at:
At 9:41pm on June 10, 2008, Christie said…

Is there still room available in the July workshop in OKC? I'd love to attend if there is.
At 12:33pm on August 15, 2008, Mary Barton said…
I am sharing the tutorials ~ how and who do I give credit for them?
At 2:11pm on October 30, 2008, Gabe Huffstutler said…
Thanks for having me, very excited to see how educators in the state are working on things like this. Keep it up!

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