Parting Waters – A Digital Storytelling Project for the Rest of the 11th Grade

At our school, a junior must take either US History or AP US History during the junior year. Because of the demands of the AP curriculum and the emphasis on writing, students in this class often do not get a chance to utilize alternative ways to develop their narrative voice. Because of the success of our Vietnam project, Kevin Randolph and I have been trying to find the right time and the right project to allow these students to create a digital story using pictures and sound. Because of the timing of their coverage of the AP material and our […]

Reflections – The Machine is Us/ing Us

[my note – This posting is being created as a draft of an email that I will be sending to my faculty and staff, those not currently involved using web 2.0 tools.] Yesterday, during an all-school faculty meeting, Kevin Randolph, our History Department chair, presented one of the videos that students created for a project that asked the question, what did Vietnam mean? The example of student work and the process of collaboration between students and teachers used reminds us about what can be accomplished using visual imagery to illustrate and communicate complex ideas. This is a realm that we […]