I find the concept of “place-based storytelling” compelling. Places often have stories. Objects can have stories too, and that is the case in Edna Parrish’s six minute video, “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Baby Cradle.” This is a touching story of a baby cradle from the mid-1800s which has criss-crossed the American midwest multiple times to serve as a comforting bed for five generations of babies in an extended midwestern family.
This video was the first one Edna had ever created on a computer, although she has worked extensively with audio on public radio. She did a great job sharing this story. This week in our COV workshop she had her first opportunity to work on an Apple computer and in iMovie as well. Her experiences were very positive: At the end of our workshop she said, “I’m convinced! I’m getting a Mac!” Woo hoo!
This video and others from our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices workshop in MidDel Public Schools last week are now featured in the COV Learning Community. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices is a statewide oral history project presented by the nonprofit Storychasers.
If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, subscribe to Wes' free newsletter. Check out Wes' video tutorial library, "Playing with Media." Information about more ways to learn with Dr. Wesley Fryer are available on wesfryer.com/after.
On this day..
- EdCampOKSDE Coming Tuesday July 7, 2015 to Oklahoma City - 2015
- Why Edward Snowden's Disclosures Are Terrifying - 2014
- iPad Media Camp July 8-10 at UFM Community Learning Center in Manhattan, Kansas - 2014
- Educational Technology Podcasts from Kansas City: Storytelling and Visual Literacy Activity Ideas - 2012
- Monetizing Blogging via Amazon's Kindle - 2009
- Is the Obama Administration Dooming Us to HyperInflation? - 2009
- National Cyber Summit on 21st Century Skills - 2009
- Rather than innovate, Microsoft may litigate against open source - 2007
- Flux - 2006