Colorado LC members hosted their inaugural event at the DENver Museum of Nature and Science. Fifty-eight educators from across the Denver metro area gathered at the museum on October 22nd for a great day of fun and digital storytelling. The DMNS catered a delicious breakfast for everyone that was enjoyed during the virtual “Digital Storytelling: Get it Write!” session with Joe Brennan. Personally I have to say it was hard to eat because I was taking so many great notes!
Lindsay Hopkins from Discovery Education followed Joe with some more great Digital Storytelling tools and ideas. Matt Keillor from Tech4Learning then gave us a tutorial on how to do green screen! All of this great learning was then followed by the Iron DEN challenge -> 1 hour + 1 team + 1 secret ingredient = 7 great examples of using Digital Storytelling to introduce Photosynthesis. Congrats to Team Bats (my team by the way) who won the challenge with their Blabberize/Candy-mation creation! You can view their winning creation on YouTube http://youtu.be/DucMegO-ILM.
Prizes were also given to the best costume – Deviled Egg (pictures to come later) and to several DENGO winners. Red velvet cupcakes, a trip to the Planetarium, and time to explore the museum rounded out the day.
Thank you to all the teachers who woke up early on a Saturday to join us. And a HUGE thank you to Lindsay Hopkins and the Colorado LC team for organizing and hosting an amazing day!! Can’t wait for the Spring Virtual Conference!