From September to December 2011, I will be posting assignments for the TLDL class I am taking: EDES 501 Web2.0. Enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Storytelling Everywhere

I decided to explore the Web2.0 tool Blurb after reading an article on podcasting. The article told of a teacher who had her students write a story, turn it into an illustrate book and then make an audio recording of it. They then uploaded the audio file to the web where younger students could listen to the story while they looked at the illustrated book. I decided that I would do the same thing, but I would create my illustrated book using an online bookmaking tool called Blurb. From there I would have the book published and printed. It would be a family keepsake as I was going to write a story with my children being the main characters. I would then use the tool Aviary to make the audio recording. 

I am half way done. You can view my story online from this post. You'll have to wait for the audio recording. I'm working on that this week. 

I explained and reflected on the process using VoiceThread.

I discovered that Blurb had a mobile side to it - Blurb Mobile - and created three stories using that. 

Here is an Animoto I created discussing my personal and professional learning. 

Easy Button
Alphabet blocks
Kids walking outside
Handwritten story
Empty book
Thank you!
Amy Poftak
Kist, W. (2010). The Socially Networked Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
George Couros
Pandora’s box – Katelynn Whitehead; my niece

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