Every classroom needs students to be "roving reporters" who share photos, articles & other media about learning experiences and news at school! Every school needs a Student Journalism / Storychaser Club! This FREE 4 hour workshop is open to any current K-12 classroom teacher or other educator willing to sponsor a student journalism / storychaser club at their school and/or publish regular "student news" (at least once per week) during the 2015-2016 school year. This is a BYOD workshop: Participants need to bring a laptop computer, a smartphone (iPhone or Android) and (if available) an iPad. Participants will receive a "digital backpack" of equipment ($150 value!) from Storychasers including:
- a Digital Camera (Canon PowerShot A490 or Olympus VG-110 or similar)
- a Digital Voice Recorder (battery operated - Sony ICD PX820 or Sony ICD PX312 or similar)
- a USB Headset with Mic (Plantronics Audio 655)
- Digital Camera SD Card (2 GB or larger)
- A logo’ed Storychasers backpack
Participants will learn how to:
- Create a free Flickr photo channel to upload and share & use photos
- Create a free Storychaser Club "Student News" website on Blogger.com to share text, photos, audio and video
- Facilitate moderated, student posts to the website including TEXT and PHOTOS (including posts by email)
- Create and share audio interviews (podcasts / radio shows)
- Create and share "quick edit" videos
- Create and Manage a free YouTube channel for your Storychasers Club
- Sponsor a school or classroom "Storychasers Club" next school year
- Facilitate at least ONE post to the club Student News / Storychasers Club Blogger website (or other INTERACTIVE school journalism site) PER WEEK during the academic year. This can be a student or teacher post, and include any media: text, images, audio, and/or video.
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Story Chasers Inc.
Story Chasers Inc. is an educational non-profit organization based in Oklahoma. Our mission is to provide workshops and moderated, online learning communities empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet.