Learn everywhere #etmooc #ceetopen popcorn

We learn everywhere…

In #etmooc and #ceetopen, we encourage collaborative learning by challenging each other to try building artifacts that demonstrate understanding.

Our #ceetopen participants (and my PLN buddies Scott Boylen and Denise Krebs ) recorded very short videos of where we learn and uploaded them to a dropbox from which a single movie was created. Read more here.





The next challenge was to POP that video with another learning story. Here’s mine:


So, I wonder…

How will you use this in your classroom?

What investigative project would work here — pollution — or acts of kindness?

What do you think?

What story could you tell with our video, or one of your own collaboration?


An Adventure — Digital Story Collaboration #etmooc #ceetopen

An Adventure in 5 by GrammaSheri
How do you create an adventure story?

You invite your Professional / Personal Learning Neighborhood to join in on the fun!

Inspired by Digital StoryTelling #etmooc number seven (Choose Your Own Adventure), I adapted the idea and invited my friends, none of whom I’ve ever met!

Thanks to my PLN: @mrsdkrebs @gallit_z @MsLHall @lindapemik via one tweet to Denise Krebs, who passed it on to Gallit, who passed the story on to Ms Hall, who passed in on to Linda, we now have a story, and hopefully five stories in five steps.

Here’s the invitations and brief directions:  https://vimeo.com/59327792

an adventure invite from Sheri Edwards on Vimeo.


On our Adventure in 5 Google Presentation, the directions are:

On the first slide is a drawing, the beginning.

Please add to the tale in the next slide with your drawing You may copy my drawing and edit it, or create another new drawing.

When your tale has extended the story, invite another person to add to the next slide. Add your name to the title slide.

When we have 5 drawings, each of us will outline a different “adventure” in Mind42 from story slide 1 to story slide 5 (that’s three choices in the middle).I will invite you to collaborate — send me your email at grammasheri at gmail dot com


If possible, when we all have an adventure, each of us can “narrate” the story by rearranging the slides and screencasting our own story. I can do it for those without access to screencasting. Link to your story on the first slide.

For screencasting, the directions were:

Adapted from #etmooc
7: Plan a “Choose Your Own Adventure Story” (Collaborate)  Adaptation:
Draw an object Then ask a peer to draw a related object. Pass your peer’s drawing on to another peer and have them draw a related object. Keep doing this until you have 5 drawings (including your original object).
Create a story that links the original object with the last object drawn. What is the connection between the first object and the last object?
Write a brief story, then try to create multiple pathways that a user could go through the story. Use a mind-mapping tool


Screencasting tools:


Built in to QuickTime on a Mac — How to

I used SnagIt to screencast, then imported to iMovie to add the music loop included in iMovie.

The Slideshow

I wonder what you would do with this idea?



Remix: Beauty of Connected Stories #etmooc

Stories: crystals of life held for time…

A remix…


Watch Darren Kuropatwa‘s archived session here, learn from Darren’s Slides and find more resources here.

During the session Darren asked participants to record and share 5 seconds of video with him via DropitTOme and then compiled them into this “Beauty” short video. He invited others to Popcorn it !  Above is mine after an inspirational video remix by Rhonda Jessen.

Won’t you remix this “Beauty” short video too?

Tracking Your Own Story: Memolane #etmooc

Have you thought of what your own footprint looks like? Or the story it tells?

Imagine students curating their footprints — and able to see how their world reaches back through their connections?

In the Digital Story Telling review, I clicked a link to Memolane and followed the directions.  The embed code doesn’t work here, but here’s the link to the ETMOOT lane I created. While this would not be a choice for younger students, it might be good for high school students to visualize their contributions.

Do any of you use Memolane ?

Could we begin an educator presence there?

Who else would like to try?  Please share here and at our #ETMOOC neighborhood.



A Digital PLN Story #etmooc

Hang Out

How do you build a PLN? Take a risk. Be JoLLE: Join, Lurk, Learn, Extend.

In 2011 Denise Krebs and I began an adventure, and I am forever grateful for the friends and support that have been shared back and forth since then, and continues even now.

Here’s our story, approved by Denise, my friend, because @cogdog asked for stories of positive connections:

Two Connected Learners #etmooc from Sheri Edwards on Vimeo.

And that’s what happens when you JOin Twitter (or #ETMOOC), Lurk around awhile, Learn a few things and spaces and tricks, and the Extend yourself into conversations and projects.

Think: What do you hope to do in the next year?

Digital Story Telling Poetry – A Project #etmooc

I’m behind ( need rhizome post) and ahead (digital storytelling) — racing like a turtle  and I can’t keep up, yet I add to the story with a segment from  past post from 2009 because of this encouraging post by Verena Roberts for next week’s digital storytelling #etmooc. We have much to learn the next two weeks. And another idea those of us teaching, might be to to use poetry as a vehicle to tell a story.

April is Poetry Month and on April 18th, it’s Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Want to participate? Here’s an idea…

Share Poetry Strategies and Digital Tools

Help spread the power of poetry — share ideas on twitter for how to create and share poems during the weeks before 4/18 — or do this right now to develop a project ready to use in your class —  for “A Poem in Your Pocket Day” on April 18th. Label tweets hashtag #pocketpoem, the official hashtag. Then we’ll have many strategies and tools to choose from for a fantastic Poetry Month.

An audience. A purpose. Authentic.

Here’s an example:

Create your own visual poem on Bubblr; blog or email it to friend for “A Poem in Your Pocket Day” on April 18th:

My Poem:


Barren earth

Blossoms in bubbles

Of delicate dew

For butterfly blessings

Mother Earth to you.

The visual:

Or link here: A Poem for Your Pocketby Sheri Edwards

Here’s HOW TO:

Go to Bubblr at http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/

Use the “tag” box to type a topic on which you want to write a poem.

I chose these (separately as needed): soil, spring, dewdrop

For your search, many photos will appear for you to drag to the current slide.

As I chose my photos, I added the cloud and text.

Then I published with a title and name from which the code can be created to embed or link or email. Enjoy.


Other Poetry Resources:

National Poetry Month

Poem in Your Pocket

Eagles Write Poem in Your Pocket 2011


The Challenge before 4/18:

Please learn or relearn or share a tool for poetry, or a digital storytelling idea from #etmooc which can be adapted.

Create it.

Post your creation and a how to.

Tweet your post with your poem and howto: hashtag #pocketpoem, the official hashtag

If you  can, comment here with your poetry post link!


Thank you for encouraging poetry, and have fun with digital storytelling for #etmooc.

Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness…

Reflect curiosity and wonder…