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Celebrate Kansas Voices Project

Welcome to our online learning community for Celebrate Kansas Voices presented by Story Chasers, Inc. (a nonprot) and other partner organizations. CKV is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. Our project is starting in 2010, based on the successful Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project which started in 2006. http://celebratekansas.ning.com/ Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (COV) http://celebrateoklahoma.us/ is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. COV is presented as an educational outreach project of the Oklahoma nonprot Story Chasers Inc. and involves multiple partner organizations. What would you like to do? Celebrate Texas Voices (CTV) http:// celebratetexas.ning.com/ Welcome to our online learning community for Celebrate Texas Voices presented by Story Chasers, Inc. (a nonprot) and other partner organizations. CTV is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. Learn more oninfo.storychasers.org.

Celebrate Kansas Voices Project


Welcome to our Storychaser wiki! Info.storychasers.org Here you can learn about ourworkshops,projects,and online learning opportunities. Learn more about Storychasersand get involvedwith us! This website complements our primary site (storychasers.org) which includes FAQs, ourregistration inquiry form, and our contact info.

Kansas 150 Commemoration http://ks150.kansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx I love Kansas! There truly is no place like home. This is our 150th anniversary, an appropriate time to reect on our past and look toward our future. The rst generation of Kansans pledged their lives and destinies to forge a Kansas of freedom in the midst of the blood and re of war. Generations of men and women had the courage to build a Kansas of humanity and hope. Please join me (Brownback) during this sesquicentennial year to discover our great history and take part in the many activities around the state!

Celebrate Kansas Voices Project


http://ks150.kansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx Find resources for your community, promote your events, and discover other activities on the calendar and news pages. Check the calendar for programs and activities that continue through the year in your area! View a new video - "Kansas: Home on the Range." 150 Things I Love About Kansas - This special exhibit continues throughout the year at the Kansas Museum of History. Kansas 150 Festival - This special event will be held October 8 in Wichita. Notable Kansans - Governor Brownback will announce the top 25 notable Kansan's at ve upcoming events. Add your event to the calendar FAQ Featured News 253 Day(s) in Kansas' 150th year Kansas Trivia Leavenworth founded as rst city in Kansas - June 12, 1854s

The Assignment
(this assignment has numerous parts plus a reection and is not due until Week 8) This assignment will take thought and planning. First spend some time explore the Celebrate Kansas Voices website, and also the Oklahoma and Texas sites to get an idea of what others have created. Find a Kansas story to tell, maybe about a place, a town, a person, a family, an event. Maybe your hometown or someone from your family, like a grandparent, a veteran, a farm......Hopefully, something impacting our Kansas history, maybe even a family member. Kansas just had its 150th BIrthday. Choose a story about Kansas, a place or a Kansas person or Kansas event that needs telling. In other words, the history needs to be preserved and the

Celebrate Kansas Voices Project


story told for future generations. You are a tour guide and you have to teach your students about this place, person or event. And the catch is, from a historical perspective........Kansas History. Think deeply about this and make sure you explore many of the examples on the Celebrate Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas sites above. Our state needs your help in telling our Kansas story, not just the famous stories, all the stories. You will need photos/videos for your project, ones taken by you and or OLD photos you have collected and/or taken a digital photo of or possibility scanned, found on the internet, wherever. Tell the story in your images/video. Hopefully, you can interview some folks like many of the examples you saw in CKV, COV, CTV. Live interviews are the most powerful. Dont forget to keep track of your resources, you will need to give proper credit. Equipment issues. The Catalyst (Bluemont 016) has all kinds of equipment for checkout, digital voice recorders, video cameras, ip cameras, microphones, etc. Additionally, there are many ways to record on your computer, both Mac and PC or even better on your iPad. You will nd an extensive list of Audio recording tools on my wiki http://technologykeys.wikispaces.com/Audio+ %26+Podcasting. You will also nd an extensive list of places to nd photos http://technologykeys.wikispaces.com/Photo+Sites+%26+Tools. Make sure you are careful about copyright rules. Do your very best to only use images and such you have the rights to use and make sure you link to the original source. In other words give proper credit. Look for images with Creative Commons Attributes. Learn more about copyright in the classroom at: Learn the Copyright rules: http://www.copyrightfoundation.org andCopyright in the Classroom Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGrVmDj1Yo And check this one out, at the very least it is super entertaining. A Fair(y) Use Tale: Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use. Synopsis: Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms. Video Found at

Celebrate Kansas Voices Project


http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-lm-program/lm/a-fair-yuse-tale

What do you use to make your movie?


Mac Users: iMovie or whatever you want. Windows Users: Windows Movie Maker or whatever you want. Links to tutorials for iMovie and Windows Movie Maker can be found on the course Help and Tutorial Page. http://ded318online2012summer.wikispaces.com/WordPress+Tutorials+and+Help

What to do when your Movie is DONE!


1. To add it to your website and to the Celebrate Kansas Voices site, you wil rst need to upload it to yYoutube. Then add it to your website like any other YouTube video. 2. When your movie is done, add them to your website. Category and Tag DED 318 Projects. 3. Also include a reection about the process and how you would use this type of assignment in your own classroom. How could you tie it into your content and teaching area. 4. You also need to post your movie to the Celebrate Kansas Voice Ning site, http://celebratekansas.ning.com/, This will require you to join the site. Make sure when you post your video you include an appropriate title and description as well as tags and a link back to the original on your site and even youtube. Title: Celebrate Kansas Voices: (and the actual name of the movie)