Yes, I certainly will upload the students' WWII interviews/digital stories. The end of March is our target date for completion. We have invited the WWII vets back to view these stories with us and anticipate each of them being here. We extend this same invitation to you if you are
available. I will let you know the exact date. Until then "Soldier On!" as Garage Band says. Whitney Allen
Thank you for the article. Kent Brooks called me and told me he had watched the Ellis Co. video. Kent e-mailed the article to me this evening. I am truly honored.
3 random thoughts;
1. You can go somewhere with attention economics. It is a fascinating concept. I have read Freakonomics, Super Crunchers and I am currently tackling Predictably Irrational. I think attention economics aptly describes the state of affairs.
2. Gage teachers definitely have different content filter settings than students. Actually my students who utilize our distance opportunities have far less content restrictions than other students. Does that make 4 districts in the state now??
3. I loved what you said at the end of day three. A teacher should be able to teach this to students without regard to "content and rigor." A project like this can change a life. I'm all for accountability, but can fulfilling a PASS objective do the same. Where are other states at on this? I like to look at other states' educational systems, and it seems to me that Oklahoma has the most mechanical ( vs organic) framework. I am also at wits end regarding distance opportunities. It seems like many states are embracing this, while my state has a somewhat reactionary take. Any thoughts?
thanx and i am so happy that you like her we all do and she has also taught us so much. i was so happy when you came to asher to teach us that stuff and thank you and i will be back and typeing to you when school starts back
I am so happy that the pressure of a public forum has provided at least a hint of restraint. If you like me as a cartoon there I do have my own Mr Kent Potatohead if you need to fill up your copious free time. Try this:
Thanks for the heads up on the software I need to load. I should be able to get it done before I get there. On the Audacity, you loaded it last time, but it never worked right. You mentioned that it needed some tweeking to be able to work. Is that still the case, or will it work as downloaded?
We are currently having an issue with the Swedish Colony section of the MaineMemory.net website. As soon as it is resolved I'll give you the link.
My students and I have spent time at the New Sweden museum digitizing artifacts. These were uploaded to www.mainememory.net and placed in their collection, but we retain ownership. My students also worked to catalogue many of the artifacts. As part of my local history curriculum I have had them research aspects of the Swedish Colony, write and illustrate an exhibit. Some of the stories have been wonderful. Many of my students have roots here in town and this is their family's history.
We still celebrate Midsommar and St. Lucia in town as part of our heritage with students participating in the pageantry during both celebrations.
I am very interested in learning from your experiences and looking at what might work in Maine.
A Gage Tiger for sure! My Mom lives in Mooreland now, but I do get back to Gage once in awhile. I just submitted a grant with Gage involved, and I'm hoping we'll do some digital storytelling with that.
Just wanted to thank you for the time you spent working with us this week. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop! I haven't been this interested in a project in a while.
Thanks, too, for lunch both days. The time shared visiting with other participants over lunch was educational as well.
Thanks so much for a great workshop!! It opens the door for so many possibilities for both students and adults to share their stories about Oklahoma and beyond, whether fact or fiction. Your ideas for sharing are contagious!
Mahalo Wes - After a 2003 Minnesota Valley (Viking Council BSA) National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) after-dinner briefing about Venturing BSA, I volunteered to guide our local "Dan Patch District" in co-creating a Hornaday Award BSA Eco-Challenge course.
Mutually beneficial results of our collaborative BIOneering effort became Chapter 7: Leave No Trace in 2009 Edition of The Boy Scout Handbook (SKU 34554) with support from Professional Scouters Johnathan Bonness, Bob Thielen and Jim Terry.
I engaged OCTA-Trails Executive Director (Travis Boley) in a multi-year MentorshipART mapXchange (Trails-n-Tales) Eco-Challenge during Aug-2005. I agreed to help the Partnership for National Trails System (PNTS) adapt the USNPS Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IATR) as "No Child Left Inside" by working with Kaw Valley Heritage Alliance.
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