Pre-Event Friday Fun
Yerkes Observatory Tour Friday Evening, October 19, 2006
Curious Rita checks out Yerke’s library—————————>
Did you know that Yerkes Observatory, built in 1897, houses the world’s largest refractor telescope which is still used by astronomers and astrophysicists and is often called "the birthplace of modern astrophysics?"Yerkes main mission presently is education outreach and remains an astronomical observatory for the University of Chicago astronomy department. Some of the DEN team and guests were able to tour Yerkes Observatory on Friday evening before our October 20 Day of Discovery at The Abbey in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Brainstorming and sharing story ideas. Seeing examples of photo essays and photo slide shows, digital stories, and digital storytelling. Digital storytelling is much more than simply combining pre-selected images and adding music! See Bernajean’s web site, Digitales, to learn more about the ART of Digital Storytelling.
Attendees (and guests, too): Please share any follow-up ideas you have generated since October 20. How will you bring digital storytelling into your classroom? What project ideas have been generated? Any thoughts about delving into digital storytelling and the approach you will take? PLEASE POST via the Comment window! Bernajean will be checking our Blog and contributing ideas and answering questions as time permits.