When I have time, I enjoy hanging in classes at the Rivers School, in Weston, MA. This is 6th grade Latin. All sixth grade students are required to take Latin 6. This course uses the Cambridge Latin Course, Unit I, a text that offers a flexible, dynamic approach to studying Latin. From the outset, studentsContinue reading “Sixth Grade Latin”
I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the third week. Create an audio toolkit. Gonzo journalism~ a type of journalism that theContinue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 3”
The Rivers School had over 45 people test positive during the second week of January 2022. That number includes teachers, staff and students. All classes were offered hybrid so students and teachers had the option to join in using Google Meet.
One of the things that I promised myself is that I would finish the stack of digital stories that I started yet did not complete in 2021. This is the second. I spent about 10 minutes in a classroom at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, during a Middle School Advisory meeting. I need toContinue reading “Middle School Advisory”
One of the things that I promised myself is that I would finish the stack of digital stories that I started yet had not finished in 2021. This is the first. I took the train on Thanksgiving morning from Boston to Wilmington, Delaware to visit my youngest at college. I recorded sound and video withContinue reading “Covid Train”
This digital storytelling project – created by the Marshall Project – blew me away. Michael K. Williams narrates while Molly Crabapple illustrates each episode written and directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. “The Zo,” prison jargon for The Twilight Zone, was based on a huge archive of letters compiled by the American Prison WritingContinue reading “Welcome to the ZO”
I spend more time than I should on social media every day. Every once in a while I stumble over something interesting that sends me down a rabbit hole. Today it was this: In 1948 Shirley Jackson “The Lottery,” all the villagers in a small town gather, collect rocks, draw names to decide whom toContinue reading ““The Lottery” Rabbit Hole”
I am taking Audio storytelling for journalists: How to tell stories on podcasts, voice assistants, social audio, and beyond” from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. These are my notes from the first week. Anecdote ~ a short account of a particular incident or event, especiallyContinue reading “Notes from Audio Storytelling for Journalists Class Week 1”
One of my goals is to teach someone else all I learn about digital storytelling. This school year I have been teaching my work sibling ~ BT ~ so he can pass the lessons on to his 7th graders in his media literacy class. Every student in our school, an independent school that services gradesContinue reading “Playing with Rush ~ A Practice Video”
I was looking for videos which explain digital storytelling and I found this one on YouTube posted my Hans Tullmann six years ago. There are so many ways to tell YOUR story.