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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Storychasing: Empowering Students As Digital Witnesses


Just as a stormchaser uses available technologies, knowledge and skills to pursue and document an impending thunderstorm, storychasers use their tools and abilities to document stories of local, regional, national or international interest. In our classrooms and after-school programs, as educators we can empower learners of all ages to become digital witnesses and responsible citizen journalists as storychasers. Whether on a school field trip, conducting research for a class project or school journalism assignment, or interviewing local residents to share about their lives and experiences, storychasers can and are utilizing a rich array of new media tools to create, communicate, and collaborate. Come learn how to join the storychaser's communication revolution, and catalyze the development of a diverse array of 21st century as well as traditional literacy skills with students in your local community who can become empowered storychasers! 


Part 1 of this presentation was shared as the keynote address at the PodStock09 Conference in Wichita, Kansas, on May 1, 2009. Part 2 was shared on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 1900 GMT / 2 pm CST as a keynote for the 2009 Webheads in Action online conference.


Part 1 Slides and audio are available now as a SlideCast on SlideShare


Part 2 Slides and audio are available now as a SlideCast on SlideShare:


Referenced Links

  1. TwitPic: Hudson River Landing (15 Jan 2009)
  2. In Hudson River Landing, PR Pros Were Not the First Responders (5 Feb 2009)
  3. StoryChasers
  4. Mother's Day Podcasts (Carol Anne McGuire)
  5. Radio WillowWeb
  6. A Day to Remember (Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital story about the inauguration by Renee Hall


Additional links available on my wiki curriculum, "Publish Audio At-Will and Geo-Storychasing"


Other Stuff:

  1. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Project wiki
  2. StoryChasers Project wiki
  3. Storychasers
  4. Learning Signs (our family learning blog)
  5. Wesley's Blog: "Moving at the Speed of Creativity"
  6. Follow Wesley on Twitter: twitter.com/wfryer

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