For those who couldn’t make it to the summit, here is a Google doc for links.
Next I attended Wednesday’s keynote speaker, Jamie Casup’s session titled “Chromebook Classrooms.” While I didn’t take many notes, I was once again very impressed with his presentation. A lot was similar to the keynote, but focused on why the Chromebook and not just here is what it can do. I am intrigued and inclined to recommend our school investigate these as our next cart purchase. I think they will fit in much better with the direction we are planning to take (if we also go to Google Apps for Ed) than traditional laptop/netbook or even iPad carts.
The last session I attended, as I didn’t stick around for the demo slam or lunch, was titled “Visual Storytelling” and given by Ken Shelton. This wasn’t the session I had originally planned to attend, but my friend Chris Craft introduced me to Mr. Shelton as a fellow photographer and Mr. Shelton “sold” his session to me! I decided to make sure I caught it on the second day. As a budding photographer, I’m looking for ways to incorporate my photography with the classroom. Now this session I did take notes. Here is my “outline” on his session on Photo 5 – tell a story with five images and NO text. Can be:
- Journalistic (ex: use one image and crop into five separate images focusing on different elements that tells the whole story)
- Sequential – five images that shown in sequence tell a story (example shown was from a bike race)
- Photographic Poetry – think about an image abstractly (not literally) and tell the story of what you “see.”
- Narrative – images tell a story with a beginning, middle, & end
- Template for a Photo 5 is to establish:
- Situation “What might happen?”
- Character(s) involvement
- Probable Outcome(s)
- Logical or Surprise ending