Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Slidecast of Part 1 of 2: Storychasing – Empowering Students as Digital Witnesses

This morning I created a Slidecast using Slideshare of my keynote address from the PodStock conference several weeks ago, shared in Wichita, Kansas, on May 1, 2009. This presentation is part one in a two part series titled, “Storychasing: Empowering Students as Digital Witnesses.” A Slidecast includes multimedia slides synchronized to a mp3 audio file.

I made several mistakes during this presentation and fixed a few of them in this asynchronously shared recording, but did not fix everything. I changed Hudson “bay” to “river” in Audacity, but did not fix my reference to the book “The Rise of the Creative Class” from “Dan Pink” to “Richard Florida.” (I got a bit rushed toward the end of the preso.) I also edited out the audio file I initially played incorrectly as “Lupita’s Mother’s Day podcast” from this recording. The photo from Pearl Harbor and the USS Oklahoma Survivors videoconference was taken in 2007 rather than 1997. Dr. Lynell Burmark says the human brain processes an image 40,000 times faster than text, rather than 60,000 times. I may have made other errors… if so, please forgive me. This was the first time I was able to share this session, and ended up sharing part two yesterday as a keynote during the Webheads in Action Online Convergence 2009 Conference online. I’ll be editing, uploading and syncing my recorded audio from that second part of this presentation soon.

I created a one page PDF QuickStart Guide for SlideShare today also, which I plan to use in several weeks when I spend a full day with Alabama educators in Gadsden City Schools. I need to increase the margins on this document and add a CC license, but I’ll keep the URL to this document consistent after I make those changes. I’m also going to make a similar QuickStart guide for Slidecasting. These will both be linked from my Intro to Podcasting wiki curriculum page. As always feel free to use any of these materials for your own learning and workshop needs under a CC Attribution license.

A less edited version of this keynote is available as an audio-only podcast here on Moving at the Speed of Creativity. I think it’s valuable to be able to see the slides in sync with the audio, however, if you’re viewing and listening to the presentation in a “tethered” mode. (Using a laptop or desktop computer.)

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