This evening I responded to Alan Levine’s call for video contributions to his wonderful project, “True Stories of Open Sharing.” My 5 minute submission is titled, “Open Sharing Leads to eBook Inspiration: Indonesia to Minnesota to Oklahoma.”

These are the links I included in the YouTube video description:

Twitter collaborators in this story include:

Download “Our Batak House” from iTunes:

Learn more about Jane Ross’ Backpack Classroom project in Indonesia:

Download the eBooks about idioms created by 5th graders in Yukon Public Schools:

Amazing Idioms by YPS 5th Graders

Behind the Scenes of Amazing Idioms

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2 Responses to Open Sharing Leads to eBook Inspiration: Indonesia to Minnesota to Oklahoma

  1. Alan Levine says:

    Thanks a lot Wes, this is exactly the kind of story I am looking for. It’s a great example that should show that it just takes a bit of connectivity and tuning in to enable these things to happen. I appreciate all of the resources too! And of course, you know how to produce a professional level video (I like that set too!)

    Much appreciated!

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    I’m so glad this will work for you! One clarification which I’ll add as an annotation on the YouTube video (but that may not show up for mobile viewers) is that this book was created by children in Jane Ross’ village (she has been adopted by a Batak clan) are NOT students in the international school where she teachers in Jakarta. Her “mission” going to her villiage is to preserve their language and culture, as well as teach storytelling.

    Thanks for your compliment on the video quality – a sizable amount of that credit goes to the makers of “Pinnacle Studio for iPad,” which is a GREAT digital storytelling app! 🙂

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