October 22nd provided educators from central Kansas the opportunity to connect, collaborate, share, and create as they participated in the Discovery Education Network “Tech or Treat” virtual conference. The participants came from nearby towns like Hutchinson, Augusta, Wichita, as well as Goddard. We even had one educator make the drive from McPherson which is about an hour and a half drive.
Those educators found themselves having problems selecting from the nearly bottomless bag of treats provided by Traci Blazosky’s Monster Mash-Up and the buffet list of lesson resources from Nancy Sharoff. Two of the big hits shared during those sessions was Animoto and Blabberize.
Personally, I have not experimented with Blabberize in a couple years. So, I created the following example to share and express my gratitude for our hosting school district Goddard as well as Jim Clark and Doug Mann for taking the lead in arranging this onsite event.
As a final share, I am embedding a portion of my virtual conference presentation “Treat Yourself to a Story”. The first few slides will provide links to the examples used to focus on the technical and content aspects that compose a digital storytelling project. Be sure to review the Google doc “Technical Lens” evaluation for the video A Woman Serves along with the spreadsheet containing feedback focusing on “Content Lens” of Girl Fiddler.