Week 3 Begins . . . Everybody Has a Story to Tell

26 01 2011

The last few days (and late nights) before the first bookcasts appear in our gallery may be the most exciting and nerve-wracking of the entire semester.

I know this may be the first time you’ve endeavored to create a digital story in words and images (and usually music), and that it can be daunting for the uninitiated.  But I also know that with determination and a little help from our friends that we all can create something that we are really pretty amazed by and proud to call our own.

So take a look at our bookcast gallery and know that every bookcast has a story to tell — not only about the creator’s response to a YA book but to his evolving relationship to digital technology as a tool of self-expression and storytelling.

from Karen's response to The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

One thing for certain – you’ll be telling your own digital stories from here on in.  Congratulations to everyone!

This Week’s Activities and Action Items

1. Theories & Praxis Collaborative Critical Inquiry:

Wave 2 and 3 to be completed by Monday, January 31, 7:00 pm ET — Class time! Wave 4 — Seminar, Monday, January 31, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm – our LIVE Class 2.

2. Create your second bookcast.  Remember to stretch a little.  Post to YouTube by Tuesday, Feb. 1, 11:59 pm ET

3. Be prepared to participate in our seminar in the Bookhenge in Second Life on Monday, January 31, 7 to 9 pm ET.  Again, I’m happy to help you “jumpstart your Second Life” by meeting with you in the Bookhenge for a few minutes (on average, around 20 minutes) to help make sure you have the SL multiple intelligences you’ll need for our LIVE class on Monday night.

4. Reflect and self-assess in your RAP (Reflective Assessment Portfolio).

Enjoy your week! Create, take care, and keep in touch

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