Greetings from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! Nearly 90 Discovery Educators, active unitedstreaming users, and Discovery Education employees are all meeting today at The Abbey Resort and Conference Center. This Wisconsin-Illinois “Day of Discovery” is designed to focus on the important elements of the process of creating digital stories, and the keynote address this morning was presented by Bernajean Porter, author of DigiTales. Bernajean spoke about “The Art of Digital Storytelling,” and the importance of telling stories in which the authors reflect on lessons learned and meaningful events in their lives.
Later today, Bernajean Porter will conduct two breakout sessions for those participants who want to learn more about crafting compelling digital stories. Steve Dembo, the DEN Online Community Manager, will also conduct two sessions on educational podcasting.
Since one of the main goals of the Discovery Educator Network is to share experiences and observations with other DEN members, I encourage all of the participants at today’s Day of Discovery to leave a comment below and share at least one idea they learned today or perhaps one story project that they might assign to students in their classes. This sharing can benefit the many DEN members who were not able to join us today.