Digital storytelling doesn’t just have to be about slideshows. A freer approach to narrative than thinking it has to be about beginning, middle and end means that many more approaches can be used. I look at 2 quick examples here.
At school, I spent more time than was healthy trying to create a synth epic a la Vangelis using the music department’s (at the time quite advanced) Roland D20. Unsuccessfully, as it turned out.
The keyboard had cost over £1200,
All I wanted to do here was record the reasons behind going for this device rather than the Nintendo DSi as it might be interesting to look back in 12 months to see what she’s done with it; has she enjoyed it, does she regret not getting the Nintendo, is she getting things from it we didn’t anticipate.
A friend recently asked for my thoughts on what impact I thought HTML5 would have on Adobe and the quick answer is I haven’t the foggiest. I have, though been favouriting some blog posts and web stuff about it as I try to catch up with the rest of the world and I though I’d share some. It’s not comprehensive, but it’s a start.
I’m going all gooey about AudioBoo at the moment. It’s sat around in the perpiphery of my vision for a while now but in the last month or so I’ve started to see it as a really useful addition to my network of tools, especially now I’m a JesusPhone user.
Here’s why I’m gushing…
To what extent does the iPod Touch contribute to pedagogical change? On it’s own I’m not sure it does. It’s designed with a different purpose in mind. Having tried one out for a few weeks these are some of my initial thoughts as an aide memoire (and they probably will change over time).
Travis Allen is an 18-year old student from Georgia, USA who has started something called the iSchool Initiative. He makes the argument that if all students had the Apple devices running a collection of apps there would be considerable learning, cost-saving and environmental benefits for schools.
I’m not a regular Apple user but this is quite disappointing news that I picked up from arstechnica….
Basically, you can no longer download the 2006 version of iMovie from Apple. New Apple users have to use their 09