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Presentation for MOREnet conference on Oct 14, 2013.
*Be a CREATOR and Storyteller. Take, edit, and share YOUR pictures and stories!*
My kickoff: 1. WE have the tools and social networks to CREATE and connect/share our stories with others. 2. Our brains are set up largely to process visuals over text.
So, why are we as educators largely consumers of media and why do we still rely mainly on text in education?
Time to SHIFT.
SHIFT to visual thinking and sharing of our stories. We can spread the POSITIVE stories in education and help other educators and kids.
Before educators can encourage kids to do the same, it's best if they have DONE it themselves!
Our focus was educator learning, doing, creating, and sharing.
Our goal was to take pictures, edit them with different apps, and then share them to a group page on my Flickr account--via my Flickr email. Every person on Flickr gets an email address to use for emailing pictures.
Many educators in the session had not edited pictures and said they rarely took pictures and told the stories of their edu-journeys with kids!
By the end of the session, we enjoyed seeing the pictures of our conference PHOTWALK pop up on my Flickr page. One person used WordFoto and many of us liked it so much, we bought it, too. :)
I showed my blog, Instagram, Twitter media stream, and Flickr account to show examples of the power of telling stories.