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Healdton COV

Added by Whitney Allen on June 9, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

They'll Never Forget...

Added by Whitney Allen on March 4, 2010 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Newest purchase!!

"We should use technology to create whole new schools. Technology needs to be like oxygen - ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible." Chris Lehmann, Principal, SLA (from Flickr PhotoStream)

Added by Whitney Allen on January 12, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

COV at Hartshorne October 14-16, 2009

What a great bunch of dedicated teachers! I truly enjoyed working with each of them. I admire their level of dedication and professionalism. I've posted photos to my Flickr Photostream. Thanks again! Three days well spent.

Added by Whitney Allen on October 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hartshorne COV Workshop

I am excited to be co-facilitating the COV workshop in Hartshorne this week! I always enjoy promoting the use of technology in the classroom. Students need 21st century skills!!

Added by Whitney Allen on October 11, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Perennial Passion

Paulo Freire says in his book, "The Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage", that we, as educators, should critically reflect. I am going to take this opportunity to do just that within this blog post. My presentation at Encyclomedia on Friday, the 18th of September ,focused on digital storytelling and how the library can be an engine of growth in your school. To demonstrate this I created a digital story after interviewing a teacher with 62 years of classroom experience who,… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on September 20, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments

COV in Kansas, Oklahoma

I had a GREAT time working with the teacher participants for the COV workshop in Kansas, Oklahoma! It's great to see teachers excited about using technology in the classroom. I have uploaded pics on my Flickr Photostream. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15056952@N04/?saved=1. Again I had a wonderful time. Thank you Kansas Public School! Great school! Great teachers! :)

Added by Whitney Allen on September 5, 2009 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Looking forward to COV workshop in Kansas, OK

I am looking forward to this upcoming week. I will be in Kansas, Oklahoma, for the COV workshop. I will be assisting Wesley as a co-facilitator. This is a great opportunity to continue to learn and network with other educators for the sole purpose of becoming better educators in the classroom. Dr. Robert Marzano uses the term, "kidspirational" in his book, "Using Technology That Works". Great word! I heard a comment from Karl Springer on KOMA radio the other morning. He said the skills that the… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on August 29, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Great Time at Potluck Dinner for Facilitators and Co-

Thanks for a great time last night! Alessa, Hayoung, and myself certainly appreciated the hospitality and company! The food was great! Thanks again!

Added by Whitney Allen on August 22, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Workshop with Earlsboro

I just wanted to let all the participants who attended the COV workshop at Gordan Cooper Vo-Tech in Shawnee that I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with each of you and was truly impressed by your digital stories and the ease at which each of you demonstrated the procedures learned. I do believe passion is the driving force and key to implementing anything new. It's more than just learning how to punch the buttons! Good luck and keep in touch!

Added by Whitney Allen on June 20, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

COV workshop June 8th-10th at Shawnee's Gordan Cooper Vo-Tech with teaching professionals from Earlsboro School

I'm looking forward to collaborating for a single purpose and cause with the teachers and superintendent from Earlsboro Public Schools this upcoming week! See you Monday a.m.! I've also update my blog with information concerning the upcoming workshop. My blog is: http://whit.edublogs.org/.

Added by Whitney Allen on June 7, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

OSU Student Film Festival

I entered our student projects in the OSU Student Film Festival which will be held May 12th at OSU, my alma mater. I'm hopeful my veterans will accompany us like they did to the State Capitol for Sandy Garrett's Technology Day in February, 2009.

Added by Whitney Allen on April 18, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Story Chasers, Inc.

I'm excited to learn of a new opportunity for educators called Story Chasers, Inc. According to Wesley Fryer's post on Twitter, this will be yet another portal from which benefits of digital learning can be introduced. As an educator who participated in one of the first COV workshops and later co-facilitated a workshop, professional development of this caliber speaks volumes in regards to the associated benefits; your students and yourself the main benefactors. Harry Wong says in his book, “The… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on April 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Asher students invited to State Superintendent's Technology Day at the State Capitol

We are thrilled to announce that students at Asher Public School have been invited to showcase their techological expertise on February 16th at the State Capitol. Specifically, the students will share their knowledge and experience interviewing WWII veterans (and Vietnam veterans) in an effort to capture and preserve oral history. They were taught the basics of digital storytelling after I attended a COV workshop in November, '07 conducted by no other than Wesley Fryer and Dr. Dana Owens… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on February 4, 2009 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Thank You!!

I want to thank Dr. Dana Owens and Wesley Fryer for the recognition they bestowed upon me at the COV "Celebration" held during Encyclomedia in September at OKC and the laptop computer they so graciously presented to me. I am humbled by their generosity. The opportunity to participate in the COV project has been truly transformative for me and my students as well. Thank you again and I look forward to continued involvement and participation. Thank you!

Added by Whitney Allen on October 19, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

World War II veteran, Cliff Williams, has joined our Ning!

Talk about a life long learner! Mr. Cliff Williams, WWII veteran and participant in our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project here at Asher Public School, has joined the Ning by creating his own blog page! Wouldn't it be great if more WWII vets would join if, of course, possible. What a testament to what a great project this is. His digital story was created by two of our students and is posted. He gives actual accounts of his experiences while serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. His willingness… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on April 13, 2008 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

The "Energizer Bunny"

I uploaded one of the first digital stories completed at Asher Public School as part of our World War II project. Asher Public School invited 4 WWII vets to our school and 1 Korean/Vietnam vet on December 6, 2007. The students personally interviewed these gentlemen using Olympus Digital recorders which were then later turned into digital stories using the techniques that I learned at the first COV workshop. The information these gentlemen shared with the students was and is unparalleled to that… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on March 10, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Digital Learning, You Bet!

Students at Asher Public School are currently working on completing digital stories using the techniques I learned by attending the first Celebrating Oklahoma Voices workshop conducted by Dr. Dana Owens and Wesley Fryer. In order to accomplish this, we invited four WWII vets and one Korean/Vietnam vet to spend the day with our students. Three of the four vets served in the South Pacific and one in Europe. One gentleman from Ada, Oklahoma, Hank Thompson, U.S. Army, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry ,… Continue

Added by Whitney Allen on February 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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