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(Why Digital Quill?)
Advanced thinking does NOT mean more Technology
Advanced thinking in D.S.T
Choosing a soundtrack
Creating action with powerful verbs
D.S.T. in the Classroom
Developing Story Topics
Digital Storytelling, NOT Digital Spectacle
Down and Dirty
DST with the iPad
Examples of DST
Jon's Speaking engagements
Ken Burns and The Civil War
Leah Shaw's audio documentary
Learning with Wikis
NEW! Handouts from Jon's Presentations at Tech Forum in New York, October 26, 2007
Omitting the background
Other Helpful Handouts
Photostory 3 Assistance
Production and presentation
Recording Voice over
Show, don't tell
Software and Peripherals
Staff Development for D.S.T.
Supplementing Images from the Web
Teaching The Seven Elements
What do kids think?
Writing the Story
Welcome to the Workshop
Storytelling w Digital Tools OEDS 6364April2010.doc
Stories from Recent Workshops
Fairfield High School, June 2009
Lou Ann Morrison
A triumphant statement over a formidable foe
reflection on a blessed event.
A declining parent's health makes us consider our own mortality.
Wild Green onions.wmv
A sobering reality that makes us all look in the mirror.
Life as YOU know it!.wmv
A powerful illustration of how kids mirror our own lives.
AND her second story:
A unique method for teaching history...and much more.
Pondering the future, based on the past.
Thanks to all of you for welcoming me to Southern Illinois. Our four days together were truly remarkable. Let me know about your successes and challenges with DST. Jon
York High School. June 2009
Reflections on becoming a father
An intro to a great book
Revealing how great travel is about our companions
How scrap booking creates memories
A mistake turns into a career change
Exactly what IS a hero?
A poetic tribute to a son
We weathered the storm and learned a great deal together...and even delved into a little Web 2.0. Keep me posted on how
it goes! I really enjoyed working with you all!
SASED, Aurora University, August, 2009
A loving and heartfelt memory of a wedding day.
Not your ordinary snow day16.wmv
A snow day turns into a day that this teacher will nevver forget.
Celebrating a blessed event: through the eyes of Luca, a newborn baby boy.
Will she ever get her new dog back?
A self-effacing, at times humorous look at every parent's nightmare: "Where is my daughter?"
The narrator learns to empathize with and admire her boyfriend's mom.
A revealing expose about the horrendous treatment of big cats
The Dream...nightmare...and reality of owning a home.
A fond tribute to a dear kitty.
WIll Jackie lose the cell phone and embrace the wonder of Yellowstone?
Using DST to familiarize a student to school...via a story about a girl who can't find her glasses. Note: during the black screens, Lynn "signed" the narration for the benefit of her hearing-impaired students. Creative use of the tool!
What a great way to end the summer! I really enjoyed working with you all and seeing your stories develop. It was great to see
many more creative possibilities of DST. As usual, I probably learned as much as you did! Thanks! Jon
TIDE Aurora University class: August 5-6 2010
Turning 40 need not be depressing.
A sweet and sad tribute to a special graduate.
When it's right, you just know it...
Would one of his kids inherit his addiction for waterskiing?
Returning to Italy: With someone she loves.
Reaching out to a near stranger.
Inside the head of a marathon runner.
The many facets of an Oahu hneymoon.
The devastation of a flood: but what about the cleanup?
jackson baseball final.wmv
A son's love affair with the National Pastime, and friendship.
Embracing the yoke of colorblindness.
angels landing unintended hike6.wmv
On their 30th anniversary, they take a leap of faith.
57th Day 10.wmv
Fond memories of a frenetic kindergartener.
The trials and tribulations of going vertical in Kauai
Would she be able to handle the responsibility of a puppy?
It was truly enjoyable working with all of you "overachievers." Thanks and let me know how you're doing!
TIDE Aurora University class: Fall 2010
The Piano by Laura Parat.wmv
METC Precon: February 14, 2011
Bob Dillon Digital Story.mov
A Friday the 13th to Remember 10.wmv
5 Pig Story.wmv
Blizzard 2011 Priceless steson.wmv
TIDE Aurora University class: summer: 2011
New Year's Eve 14 AxtPilon.wmv
Tomasevich Final Photostory.wmv
Mi niñez 33.wmv
A Second Chance10 by Penley.wmv
Full Circle Raimondi.wmv
Welcome to America 9.wmv
Thanks for a great workshop. I really enjoyed working with such an energetic group! 14 stories...and we finished on time! Whew!
RIch East English Department: August 11-12: 2011
And No One Saw Bloodgood.wmv
WIll I find my son?
The Green Teacher Christiansen.wmv
They never taught us how to deal with these students.
The Gift Drabick.wmv
The special relationship with my gramma.
Pixie Hollow Hitchcock.wmv
My daughter becomes Tinkerbell
Warwick's Getting Married Cindy Johnson.wmv
Surviving cancer? NP. Speaking at my son's wedding? YIKES!
Friendship and yummy snacks while enduring a hike with the "bluebloods."
The Girl on Tina Lane Rendina.wmv
Was it the move, or was it growing up?
Culture shock...and a ring.
No Regrets Stephanie Tijerina.wmv
Finding love after a 20-year reunion. Seriously?
How wonderful working with such a close-knit, positive group of teachers; you should be proud of your accomplishments. Despite a few "issues" and 1 and 1/2 fire drills we really made some magic! Thank you! Jon
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