Fine Art: Finding Images

Recently several major art museums have announced that they are making their digital collections available for download and non-commercial use.  This opening up of collections gives students and anyone interested in fine art an opportunity to work with and use these images in their own projects.…

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The power of images

After reading Roseli Serra‘s blog post on The Power of Image and Moving Image on Students’ learning and Projects… I decided to share how I use images to deal with Storytelling, Vocabulary and  even Grammar.

Sometimes a picture we share in class triggers unexpected things. Continue reading

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Janet Bianchini presented “Visually Inspire Your Students“. The recording to her awesome presentation is here.
Janet has blogged extensively about her presentation here…. Don’t miss the opportunity to read about her inspiring ideas about the power of images, cartoons and many tools she suggests with wonderful examples she and her students have created. Continue reading

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Instagram for Education: Applying Gardner’s Intelligences

We were inspired by the blog post Using Instagram in an Educational Context, which cites Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. In this post, we’ve linked great examples from Instagram and its own blog to …… Continue reading

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Finding Images to Share, Re-use and Mix

Mix

by Olibac

There are many places on the web where you can find images that have been licensed in such a way that you can use, share and/or modify them without requesting permission.  Most of these images are made available under Creative Commons licenses.…

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Digital Storytelling as a Morning Meeting Activity

Responsive Classrooms always are looking for morning meeting activities that are fun and energize students for the day. If the students can warm up and use their brains, too, it’s even better! Recently, I learned about Pechaflickr from Alan Levine‘s #ETMOOC session: Web Storytelling: 50 Ways, 5-Card Flickr & Pecha Flickr.…

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Sharing Your Voice & Digital Storytelling

Bella & Jules 

I’ve been teaching digital storytelling to middle schoolers for the past nine years, and the tools have been getting easier and easier to use.  I began by using Pinnacle Studio on a standalone desktop computer–not connected to our SLOW school network.  I liked it, but always ran into issues with rendering…crashing, taking FOREVER, formatting, etc.  Eventually, we bought Flip cameras and were able to also purchase Adobe Premiere Elements and a new, much faster computer.  What a difference…!  The only problem is that we only had one editing computer in the school and of course each of the groups of students needed the one computer at the same time.  This was always frustrating because I only had the students three times a week for 30 minutes each day.  I was excited to learn about new online editing options through #etmooc Topic 2 Digital Storytelling.  Unfortunately, I was distracted by #edcampstl and #metc13 and haven’t been able to explore some of the activities I was really looking forward to. Continue reading

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Five Card Story


Five Card Story: Willpower

a #etmooc story created by mssanderson_ITS


flickr photo by ncaramanico


flickr photo by Henriksent


flickr photo by cogdogblog


flickr photo by mrsdkrebs


flickr photo by cogdogblog

Mmmmmmm… yum.

Can’t I just have one? Or twenty?

I’ll need to wear out my sneakers to work that off.…

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Six Word Stories: A Few Ideas

I was introduced to the idea of the Six Word Story during the digital storytelling topic in #ETMOOC. For those who do not know, there is a legend that Ernest Hemingway once composed a six word story in order to win a bet.…

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Can storytelling and content courses play nice?

In a society characterized by uncertainty and rapid change, the ability to think creatively is becoming the key to success and satisfaction, both professionally and personally. For today’s children, nothing is more important than learning to think creativelylearning to come up with innovative solutions to the unexpected situations that will continually arise in their lives.

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