Congrats Sabrina Johnson: Winner of a new iPad3 & iRig Microphone from Storychasers!


Back in March Storychasers announced a contest open to anyone who has participated in a Celebrate Oklahoma Voices, Celebrate Kansas Voices, or Celebrate Texas Voices digital storytelling workshop in the past. To be eligible for the drawing for a new iPad3 and iRig microphone, Storychaser workshop participants were asked to share the link to a…

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Mattie Mae Huff: Tillman County Treasure


In May of 2010 teachers at our school had the Storychasers training in our library. I was given the task of interviewing a local resident and I was blessed to be introduced to Mattie Mae Huff. Mattie Mae was 94 at the time of the interview and we spoke for 3 hours at our first…

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Digital Storytelling for First Nations, Tribes, Communities and Families


Resources and links for today’s full day workshop, “Digital Storytelling for First Nations, Tribes, Communities and Families,” are available on wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/ds. This workshop is being presented at the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The workshop description is: Digital storytelling in museums, libraries, galleries, and other public spaces can…

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Share a Backstory: Win an iPad3 and iRig Mic from Storychasers


Would you like to win a new iPad3 and iRig microphone for yourself or your classroom? Through April 30, 2012, Storychasers is inviting any adult who has created and shared a digital story on Celebrate Oklahoma Voices, Celebrate Kansas Voices, or Celebrate Texas Voices to submit a “backstory” about that video to enter a drawing…

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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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Moveable Feast Offers Tools for Multimedia, Mobile Walking Tours


The free iOS app Moveable and its complementary web tool by Moveable Feast (currently invite-only) allow anyone to create and share “multimedia narratives.” These can be walking tours of a historic area in your community, for example, including text, images, and videos all connected to GPS coordinates and a “virtual trail” people can follow using…

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Student Storychasers Begin Work at Skyview Elementary in Yukon, Oklahoma


On February 15, 2012, the Yukon Review newspaper shared the following photograph and caption about the first student Storychasers group starting at Skyview Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma. 3rd grade students are working with their principal, Carla Smith, to write articles about school news and record their articles as a “radio show.” Radio WillowWeb from…

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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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STEM-related videos on Celebrate Oklahoma Voices


In advance of next week’s “Teaching Creativity and Innovation to Inventive Minds” workshop on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, it seems appropriate to share several videos on our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (COV) learning community which are science-focused. These were created by teachers attending past COV workshops. Forensic Science by Anita Cosby (An…

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Teaching Creativity and Innovation to Inventive Minds: August 3-5, 2011 at OSU


Are you an Oklahoma K-12 teacher interested in: Helping your students become more creative? Learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers for your students? Obtaining “digital backpack” equipment (including a new digital camera, digital audio recorder, headset with microphone, and more) you and your students can use to create videos for class…

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