I’m back from my trip to Philadelphia where I attended the ISTE conference — a lot of educational technology stuff. It was really interesting, but I have to say that I kept thinking about the work you are all doing in this workshop and how impressive it is! Some of your stories are so powerful and honest and I really appreciate all of your courage to go “there” for this workshop. It has made it so meaningful.
So technically, our work is not finished. Some of you still want to complete your films — finesse them and so forth. I would like to give you time to do this, but do not want to prolong it and lose momentum. Can everyone please promise to be finished with your films by Friday, July 8? I would want everyone to upload their films to YouTube as well as send me a digital copy of it.
If you need guidance on how to export your movie and upload it on YouTube, I can be of help. Please email if you need help.
Also, I would like you to now take the time and reflect on the work we did in class. Please think about what you learned, what you still need to work on, the process you went through in making your film, and how you would ultimately frame this project with your students. So, in short, I’m asking you to respond to this question and comment in the comments section below: How would you use digital self-portraits in your class? What other learning objectives could it connect to? What would be the challenges? What value would it add to your students’ learning?
From this point, Kristin and I will help you get your project on its feet in the Fall. We will follow through with you so that perhaps, we can present our work at the ISTE Conference next Summer in San Diego!
Thanks again for your great work and dedication!