Yesterday and today I led half-day workshops on “Cell Phone Digital Storytelling” at the 2009 ITSC (Instructional Technologies Strategies Conference) in Portland, Oregon. We focused on using the websites GabCast and VoiceThread. This is the VoiceThread participants created, sharing their feedback about Sir Ken Robinson’s Sunday night keynote as well as their overall “takeaways” from the conference.
I also demonstrated the website Qik today, which permits people (with certain cell phones) to webcast live and archive those videos directly on the Internet. I interviewed Steve Dembo from Discovery Education (who was teaching next to me both days at ITSC) about his thoughts on Qik as well as the BYOL (bring your own laptop) format of ITSC.
I also shared some birthday greetings via Qik with my sister via Learning signs. My workshop participants even sang to here from here in Portland. 🙂
We’re living the “publish at will” era. It’s exciting to explore the constructive ways mobile phones can be used with students to support learning and extend learning beyond the traditional boundaries of the bell.
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