In today’s video Tim Owens and I take you through the Web Storytelling assignment step-by-step. This assignment is due Wednesday at midnight. Please post it to your blog and tag it as “webstories” (no quotes).
Please note the ds106 radio shows are due tonight (7/11) at midnight and the shows will air tomorrow starting at 1:30 PM and run through the evening. Be sure to have one of your group members following the radio stream during that time and have access to Twitter and Skype so that you can come on the radio and talk about your radio show. You can get on ds106 radio by following these directions: http://bit.ly/radio4life Keep in mind there will be no formal class tomorrow, but you will all be asked to monitor the ds106radio station from 1:30 PM on.
On Wednesday, 7/13, we will start the introduction to the video section of this course at 1:30 PM. Please be ready to contribute your favorite web video examples during this session, which will be led by Jim Groom’s twin brother Tim Groom.
On Thursday, 7/14, Andy Rush will take us through the specifics of web video, covering everything from codecs to compression to video editing tools and more. This session will also be held at 1:30 PM.
7 thoughts on “7-11-11 ds106 Live Broadcast: Web Storytelling”
Thanks for dishing out all the crap on me today about the “take it slow comment” 🙂
The teacher in me was raging, and I was concerned, before realizing that most people don’t have the luxury of watching these live and instead watch and re-watch these as needed. I’ve actually got no problem with HTML, and it’s nice that you gave everyone enough time to rap their brains around what they need to do, it’s a pretty BIG step for someone that’s never seen what lies beneath all the “pretty” that’s on the web.
heh. Honestly, I was just trying to be conscious of the fact that people probably don’t want to sit down and watch a 2 hour video of me droning on about Firebug. 🙂 It’s hard to strike the balance between giving enough information in the video but not going on so long that people just tune out.
In my experience with doing these live demos in class (which are also usually about 45 minutes), the students pick up on it surprisingly quickly. The first time I taught this I expected a revolt, but they kind of took it in stride, and had very few follow-up questions for me. Even the students in the online version of ds106 this past spring (who got a link to a video of me doing the demo for the F2F class), didn’t seem to phased by it!
The written tutorial is also a good resource. I need to add that link here!
Good call on the written tutorial, I was just thinking that—even though you locked me out of duPont. You included it in the first email alluding to this assignment, but a link here and a link via email may be of some use.
if you’ve had good responses to this, then I would seriously push you guys into bringing Scratch into ds106. It would be a great way to push people technically, explore more open tools, and better yet, create some interactive story telling devices, perhaps even create Scratch puzzles or games as a part of the meta ds106 narrative….would be highly addictive fun, and a lot of the images and other art created in the assignments could be used as assets in Scratch apps.
Here’s the link to the written tutorial from this spring: http://digsto.umwblogs.org/2011/03/17/tutorial-firebug/
Also, here’s a post Jim wrote about this assignment: http://bavatuesdays.com/weeks-9-10-telling-stories-inon-the-web/
Finally, here’s a post by Jabiz Raisdana (one of the open participants in the spring 2011 version of Ds106) that I think describes the power of this assignment better than I ever have: http://www.jabizraisdana.com/blog/2011/03/open-canvas/