Midwest DEN Regional – We hope Chicago is ready for us!

In less than 36 hours fifty-seven Midwest Discovery Educators will arrive at the University Center in the windy city of Chicago!  We are excited to have a wonderful opportunity to collaborate as a Midwest Team, meet new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city life on the shore of Lake Michigan.   

My role will be as a support team member and to lead the discussion on Storyboarding and Planning Multi-Media Digital Stories.  I would like all to be able to access these files even if you will not be with us at the Regional.   I hope these are valuable to you in your digital storytelling adventures.

I encourage all attending DEN to remember to bring:

  • Favorite music cds, royalty free music (if available)
  • A USB flash drive (1 GB would be awesome)
  • DV camcorder and digital camera, firewire or USB cable as needed
  • Downloaded videoclips (unitedstreaming editable clips)
  • Images relating to your digital story
  • Your sense of humor and adventure

We can’t wait to see everyone on Sunday!

Helpful files to access:

Patricia & Jan’s Storyboarding PPS Download MidwestRegionalStoryboadingJune272006.pps

Storyboard (Story Center) Download StoryCenterStoryboardTemplate.pdf

Digital Storytelling Cookbook and Traveling Companion  Especially see pages 20-23 and pages 26-29 created by the Story Center (www.storycenter.org)

Storyboard TemplateDownload storyboardSample3_Apple.pdf

Jan’s Storyboard TemplateDownload jans_dsplanningtemplate.rtf

unitedstreaming helpful files  MovieMaker Download unitedstreaming_in_action_moviemaker.pdf Embedding VideoDownload embeddingvideos.pdf   Digital Storytelling Download digitalstorytelling.pdf

Check out David Warlick’s very cool conference aggregtor called Hitchhikr  – this is way cool and you can hitch a conference ride!


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  1. Joe Brennan said:

    Remember, Chicago hotdogs are like brats – no KETCHUP! And leave the cheesehead hats at home, please 😉

  2. MaryAnn Sansonetti said:

    I hope all of you have a great time at your Regional DEN institute. I just returned from the Southeast regional DEN institute and it was GREAT! Exhausting but exciting… The people I met in the DEN are incredible!


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