morning of April 29, 2011 saw more than 30 Ontario teachers from 10 districts
turn into storytellers with the assistance of Alan Levine at the LC District Champions
Conference held at York University.
Levine (@CogDog on Twitter) is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in
the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a
pioneer on the web going back to 1993. An early proponent of blogs and RSS for
information sharing, he shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog (cogdogblog.com).
Based on his
wiki, 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story, Levine
took the teachers through the full process of digital story telling in three
easy steps during the “Sharing Our Stories” workshop:
- Outline a Story Idea
- Find Some Media
- Pick a Tool and Build Your Story
assembled their own stories based on the tools Levine showcased. Stay tuned for a link to their work,
which we will be posting shortly.
Here are some
Tweets from teachers who attended the event:
@sky2004 - Great list of web2.0 tools via @cogdog to use with students in creating
digital storytelling (and so much more)
@fpanju - amazed by the wide range of tools available for digital storytelling! So many
@Lisa_Donohue - Love the
list of digital tools....looks very useful: http://tinyurl.com/435xwq4
can't wait to share with kids!
You can check
out Levine’s PowerPoint presentation from the workshop here.
Connections is made possible by a grant from the Literacy & Numeracy
Secretariat, Ministry of Education and is a sister program of Advanced
Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL).