digital storytelling

Teachers are Talking - Episode 21

Jason Ohler, author of Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, spoke about how new media gives students voices. Teachers can help them create powerful stories.

We were joined by Jason Ohler who talked about digital storytelling.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers #96 - Has digital storytelling changed writing? - 03.19.08

This spring Susan Ettenheim and Paul Allison are experimenting again. This time with Hypertextopia. We have just begun to explore with our students how writing changes in this online environment. The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. To learn more, we invited Mark Bernstein and Jeremy Ashkenas to have a conversation with us.

  • Mark Bernstein has been Eastgate's chief scientist since 1987. He has developed Storyspace and other hypertext software, and he is the publisher of wonderful hypertexts.
  • Jeremy Ashkenas is working on Hypertextopia as a part of his final project for his undergraduate degree at Brown University.

We were inspired to invite the spunky programmer/publisher to talk with the upstart literature/computer undergrad after reading through this recent thread on if:Book. Listen to learn more about hypertext writing online, and join us at Hypertextopia!


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It's Elementary #15 - Video in the Classroom

We welcomed Mathew Needleman who discussed Video in the Classroom. Maria was unable to join us due to her mother's birthday (happy birthday to you!), Alice discussed attending Mathew's presentation at CUE last week. Her blog post is here it includes links to his presentation. We touched on...

  • Why to use video in the classroom
  • How to structure projects for success
  • Resources to help you with projects
  • Problems we had, and how to deal with them


Mathew's video work:
Digital Storytelling by Room36 Jose:

Royalty Free Images for projects

Content Links/Tutorials, Marco Torres's site for monthly digital storytelling carnival for AFI's training films
Microsoft MovieMaker
Microsoft PhotoStory

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I'm joined by the two who "started it all" -- Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier -- here at EdTechTalk.

Dave tells us about his work on the Living Archives Project at UPEI, and how he is using Drupal and Open Sim to "make history come alive" for the students and faculty they are working with on the project.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #78 - Digital Composing and the National Writing Project's Annual Meeting

This is the first of two shows in November in which we are going to sandwich the National Writing Project's Annual Meeting with two special Teachers Teaching Teachers webcasts/podcasts, one before and one after the Annual Meeting: Nov. 15–17,

For this show we invited Writing Project Technology Liaisons who are coming to present in New York City to join us to give us a taste of what will be happening at this vital conference.

Listen to learn what it is that brings us together each year. Learn more about how Writing Project teachers are using digital storytelling (or digital composing) in their classrooms, in summer youth camps, and with other teachers in their local Writing Projects.

Joining Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, Lee Baber, and Woody Woodgate on this week's special Teachers Teaching Teachers were

  • John Bishop, Red Clay Writing Project
  • Clifford Lee, Bay Area Writing Project
  • Bonnie Kaplan, Hudson Valley Writing Project
  • Valorie Stokes, Prairie Lands Writing Project
  • Paul Oh, National Writing Project
Learn more about the NWP's Annual meeting and these teachers at the Google Notebook that we set up for this webcast.


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