Wednesday, December 1, 2010


12.01.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

My usual camera-shy pup was caught unaware when I came around the corner with the camera! She is fairly pitiful looking with half of her side shaved as a result of surgery, but her eyes are happy - no doubt because not only is it dinner time, but also because our temperatures dropped about 15 degrees! Sharing a smile, she's a 'good dog'! :)

Sharing through a Discovery Education webinar on Collaborative Storytelling, Dr. Lodge McCammon showcased some simple and innovative ways to incorporate the creation of digital stories in the classroom, even research-oriented. Allowing students to create gives them a voice - something they utilize every minute with their cell phones, texting, and Facebook pages so why stop in school...and doesn't school also need to help develop productive and responsible citizens? What I like most about his work is the focus is on the learning/the content and not on the technology - the message and not the 'bells and whistles'. And, though OK Go's "White Knuckles" video is a bit more sophisticated, its design is clean, simple and effective....and fun! Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. And the stories our pets could tell... Wish we could give them a voice. Thanks for the links - so important to give our students many ways to tell stories.