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You Made it to the Last Week!

Your Moderators are Shelly Terrell & Marisa Constantinides



Weekly Outline


Week 5: Wrap-up 


During this week, participants will

  • collect various resources, links, and materials related to digital storytelling
  • share and discuss their own ideas for developing stories digitally
  • reflect on their learning and how they will apply these new discovered tools
  • revisit the tool playground
  • comment on each other’s stories
  • complete an online evaluation about their experience taking this course



Week 5 Tasks


Task 1, Days 1-2: Reflection 


a. On the Wiki under Wk 5 Reflections, please share with us the answers to the following:

  • What were your favorite digital storytelling tools/apps and why?
  • Do you believe mobile digital storytelling is useful in the classroom? Why? Why not?
  • What digital storytelling presentations from other participants impressed you? Why?
  • How will you use the information learned in this session with your young learners? Please be specific. 

b. Read and comment on other participants' reflections.



Task 2, Days 1-3: Pick a Sandbox Tool and Create a Story


Explore the various storytelling tools in our sandbox. Please use one of these tools to tell us a story about a person you admire. When you are finished playing with one of the tools, post a reflection of your experience in the http://digitalstorytelling4kids.pbworks.com/Wk5Reflection and upload your story to the Posterous group. Comment on other participants' stories. 


Step 1. Tag and add a Title to your Posterous post ((tag: Wk5, Hero Story))!

You can add a Title and tags to your hero/person you admire post by including these in the Subject Line of your email. Your Title should be Your Name's Hero story. To add tags through email, add tags in the subject of your email using the syntax ((tag: Wk5, HeroStory)). For more information on how this looks, please click here


Step 2. Be Creative

You have a lot of freedom on how you would like to present the activity so be imaginative and creative. We are looking forward to seeing your stories! 


Step 3. Connect by Commenting

Before the end of this week try to comment on at least 2 other posts. 



Task 3, Days 3-4: Evaluate the Session by Filling Out This Evaluation Form


Please let us know about your experience taking this course by filling out this evaluation form, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3V5FTP! We appreciate it!



Task 4, Day 6: Attend our Webinar


Please attend our webinar and End of Course Celebration to showcase your projects and celebrate your accomplishments! Sessions will be recorded, and the recordings shared in our archives, in case you can't attend. We will be using the Learning Times Elluminate Room. Your computer may take a few minutes to download the software and you will need to allow it to run. This is the webinar room link http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/


If you've never attended a session in Elluminate, please do this tech check!





Sunday, February 17th at 15:05 GMT (17:00 Barcelona, 18:00 Istanbul/Cairo, 21:00 Bangkok/Jakarta, 12:00 Beijing, 01:00 Tokyo Monday, 03:00 Melbourne Monday) Click here for your time zone!



If you have never used Elluminate before, you will need to join and create an account and download a program before you can join the session (all free), so be sure to allow yourself enough time (or take care of the set up prior to Saturday). We'll have moderators on Skype to help.


Checklist of Week 5 Tasks 

I have.....

  • posted my course reflections in the DigiKids EVO Edmodo Group
  • visited the Sandbox and created a story about a person I admire with one of the tools
  • posted my story to the Posterous group and commented on other projects
  • answered a survey to evaluate the course 
  • attended the live webinar or watched the recording 



Our Session Online Spaces

  • Our Wiki- hosts our bios, an outline of the syllabus, FAQs, weekly tasks, and resources
  • Our Livebinder of Resources- Click each tab to find a comprehensive list of our bookmarks, links, tools, etc. You can also copy this and edit it how you please. 
  • Posterous Spaces- This will be the place of your web portfolio of work.
  • DigiKids EVO Edmodo Group- for discussion and collaboration for participants



Week 5 Summary


Comments (11)

Mimi Kelly said

at 11:49 am on Feb 10, 2012

Where is the survey?

Faten Romdhani said

at 12:38 pm on Feb 11, 2013

Wish the course would never end! I learned much from you all! I can't thank you enough dear Moderators and all our dear participants! I'm so glad I've made the acquaintance of great educators along the 5-week course! I think I've started to become a webinar addict! I will always be honored to attend more webinars, share experiences and learn much from you all! I will, hopefully post my reflections as soon as I can!

Marisa Constantinides said

at 5:49 am on Feb 16, 2013

Very happy to have aided in your addiction :-)

Shelly S. Terrell said

at 10:19 am on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you for trying so many tools! I really enjoyed all your positivity.

Elizabeth Slifer said

at 11:29 pm on Feb 11, 2013

I think the thing that I love the most was it was free! My classroom now buzzes when I tell the students that I want to try something I learned last night from my online class. I have so many new resources at my fingertips. It was frustrating at first but I finally got the hang of it. I would do this again in a heartbeat. What a joy to get to know others from around the world! THank you to all the moderators as well as the eager participants. I am so glad that I saw this posted on Schoology. It has been a wonderful experience.

Marisa Constantinides said

at 5:48 am on Feb 16, 2013

Thanks for your great feedback Elizabeth. All the moderators have to make a living, too, like yourself, but working on a free workshop like this one is a fantastic way of giving back to our community for following our lessons, our paid courses, and for allowing us to make a living out of what we are so passionate about!

TeresaD said

at 2:09 am on Feb 12, 2013

This has been a great experience for me - my first ever SMOOC. My world has opened up even more now, and many of the ideas I have had in the past, but have been puzzled as to how to give birth to them, now have an outlet!

Thushara said

at 5:26 am on Feb 13, 2013

Hi everyone, I just created a little story using Glogster! It is dedicated to my daughter for Valentine's Day since she is my little Hero and my Valentine too. Although she is 9, She inspires me to achieve my craziest dreams and supports me at all times and makes my life worthwhile. I hope you enjoy my Glog! This session has been an absolutely fantastic experience for me to realise the potential of digital storytelling. As my research interest is in the area, I have learned so much from our wonderful moderators and awesome participants in terms of the tools and their application in the classroom. So Thank you so much!

Marisa Constantinides said

at 5:46 am on Feb 16, 2013

It looked lovely Thusara, I congratulate you on your great glogster - creating glosgsters is quite a palaver and you have done really well

Marisa Constantinides said

at 5:44 am on Feb 16, 2013

Great to hear about classes buzzing with anticipation - that's what it's all about!!!

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