The Discovery Educator Network Midwest Summer Institute in Chicago got off to a bang with a presentation by Hall Davidson on digital storytelling. Hall set the tone for the week of creating media by showing us some great examples of how we can help empower our students to become active producers of media rather than just passive consumers. The presentation has been divided into two podcasts for the case of length - part A and part B.
Participants were treated to a great Chicago style BBQ and we all became more aquainted with the other great teachers we will be working with for the next several days. The excitement level is high, the facility here at the University Center is tremendous and the buzz in the room tells me that we will be doing some amazing things.
I edited this podcast on Sunday night as a thunderstorm rolled into the Chicago area. It was quite a sight as the sky lit up around the downtown skyline and the outline of the majestic buildings. I still can't get over the view from my window. I grew up in a small Nebraska town of around 600 people so the sight of Sears Tower, which I visited once on vacation as a child, is still pretty cool.
Time to get to bed and get ready for day two. Stay tuned for more from Chicago.
Direct link to Podcast #29A - Hall Davidson - Digital Storytelling - Discovery Educator Midwest Regional Summer Institute - MP3 format - 42:20 minutes
Direct link to Podcast #29B - Hall Davidson - Digital Storytelling - Discovery Educator Midwest Regional Summer Institute - MP3 format - 66:30 minutes
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