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Why YOU Should Become a Storychaser


Why should you become a Storychaser? Here’s a short (1 minute, 40 second) “whiteboard animation” video which answers that question! Learn more about iPad Digital Storytelling workshops offered by Storychasers! Register to attend an upcoming workshop in the Oklahoma City area, or contact us to arrange for a workshop to be shared with teachers in…

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72 Years of Free Barbecue: The XIT Rodeo and Reunion


Web link / URL to the video: http://celebratetexas.ning.com/video/72-years-of-free-barbecue-the This is a video I created in 2010 when my family and I had a chance to attend the XIT Rodeo and Reunion in Dalhart, Texas. This is an annual event which started in the 1930s during the dust bowl, to provide a positive and fun event…

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OAESP Grant for Student Videography at Mustang, Elementary (Oklahoma)


This video is a 73 second interview with Laquita Semmler, principal of Mustang Elementary in Mustang, Oklahoma. Mrs. Semmler won a $2000 technology grant from the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP) at the mid-winter conference on January 20, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She is planning to use the funds from the grant to…

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Storychasing in the Heart of Oklahoma Cherokee Country


Last week I had the privilege to lead a “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices” workshop for Storychasers at Kenwood School, which is located about an hour northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 100 percent of the students attending Kenwood School are Cherokee. The school is small, with about 80 total students, and serves students in grades K-12. The teachers…

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Quickstart guide for iMovie ’09


This evening I created a four page “quickstart guide” for iMovie ’09, focusing specifically on the steps required to use iMovie for our Storychasers “phase 1 workshops” for Celebrate Oklahoma Voices and Celebrate Kansas Voices. This document is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. If using, please give credit to storychasers.org. To…

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First certified African American Teacher in Mountain View Gotebo Schools, Oklahoma


Sean Buchanan‘s autobiographical 4.5 minute video he created last week and shared on our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices learning community is outstanding. (“You’re Going Where?“) The way he told this story really caught me by surprise when he shared it. I’ve given away the surprise with the title of this post, which Sean included in the…

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Oklahoma City Bombing Videos on Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (supplementary curriculum)


As of May 2010, the following five videos are available on the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices learning community which address issues relating to the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah federal building. The group “OKC Bombing” has been created on the learning community to share videos, links, and other curriculum ideas/resources related to…

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New Oklahoma Digital Stories: Integration, Boy Scouting, Italian Food Festivals and Planting Trees


This week another fantastic group of Oklahoma educators completed our 2.5 day Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital storytelling workshop, this time at Lowrey School about 30 minutes north of Tahlequah. Lowrey is one of the most innovative public schools in our state, with a 1:1 laptop program for students in grades 3-8. We have over 530…

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Wilson Rawls: Author of Where the Red Fern Grows


Cross-posted by Wesley Fryer to “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” I’m spending several days this week in and near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, leading a Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital storytelling workshop for Storychasers at Lowrey School. Lowrey is one of just five public school districts in Oklahoma implementing a 1:1 laptop initiative, and is located about…

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Video Tributes to Oklahoma Veterans


Yesterday was Veteran’s Day here in the United States, and three students of Pam Henley in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, contributed videos to our statewide “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices” project which pay tribute to our Oklahoma veterans. “In Honor of My Grandfather” was created by Laney Miller, as a tribute to her great-grandfather who was born in 1929…

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