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Nurture Critical Thinking: What's Your Story?

Big Ideas:
  • There are many ways to tell a story
  • Media and images can help spark writing ideas

Key Skills
  • Basic photography skills
  • Digital storytelling
  • Audio narration
  • Embedding media

Suggested Tools
  • Picnik
  • Soundcloud
  • Flickr

Suggested Task:
Walk around campus telling the story you planned with your group. Could be a shared poem enhanced with images and sound, a historical account of a part of the school, an interview with participants. Or feel free to add ideas below:

How do you think you can use digital media in your classroom to enhance student learning?

Extra tools

Recommended Workshops
Presentations and Free Images - Ivan Beckmans
Using Garage Band in the Classroom - Steve Venema
Digital Publishing - Paul Ubl
iMovie - Melinda Alford
Creative Commons - Thomas Galbez
Tricking out Keynote - David Larson
Photoshop 101 - Paulo Valenza and Patrick Cauly
Podcasting with Audacity - Adriaan Defraeije
Using and Making Film in the Classroom - Erick Pessoa (and check out his other workshops)
Working with Images online - Anne Mirtschin
Creative Commons - Rod Lucer
iPhonography and Smart Phone Photography - Wes Fryer
Playing with Media - Wes Fryer
Digital Images for Student Engagement - Gail Lovely