Day #16.2

It’s super late (almost 1 AM), but now is as good as any to get some work done.

When I last posted, I was still up in the air with which project I wanted to tackle for ED 620. It was between a digital storytelling project or a virtual field trip. After a long day on Thursday taking 75 kids swimming and to Pittsburgh for a baseball game, I have finally decided on my project.

What I decided upon was to pursue the creation of a digital story. If you’ve been following my blog, you should know that I am a graduate assistant at the Jefferson County History Center in Brookville, PA. Because of this, I have a lot of materials and resources pertaining to the area. So, what I decided to do was tell a story based upon my resources.

I have been wanting to try out Prezi, a web-based interactive presentation builder, so I decided that this would be my storytelling medium.

Below, you can view my final product:

I hope you enjoy it. Tell me what you think.

I think it’s just about time to catch up on some much needed sleep. Only one more week to go!!!

Until Monday…


Day #14

Good evening.

Week 4: off and running. The focus for ED 620 this time around is digital storytelling and virtual field trips. By the end of Module #4, I will have created one of the two. Right now, I’m in the process of trying to decide which project I would like to work on.

Right now, I have a few different thoughts: either I can document an actual field trip that I am making on Thursday with AmeriCorps through digital storytelling, or I can create a digital field trip based off of my content (social studies). The field trip on Thursday is to a baseball game in Pittsburgh to see the Pirates take on the Cubs (which I am VERY excited for…I’m a huge Cubs fan and I get to go for free and get paid to do so!!!). Since the trip is not very educational in nature, I am leaning toward creating my own virtual field trip focusing on some historical sites around the Pittsburgh area (Heinz History Center, Fort Pitt, etc.).

I’m going to have to sleep on this decision since it will have an impact on my plan of attack for remainder of the summer session.

In the meantime, I feel like sharing a video inspired by my trip to PNC Park this week. Enjoy!