6. Here is a short look at what Ibook
Author Ebooks can include:
Examples of Digital Storytelling Methods for Elders:
Right Click on each link and select “Open in New Window” and
then return to this webtour page and do the same on the next link.
Amazing new tools for digital storytelling are evolving quickly, becoming easier and more powerful and sharable.
Digital storytelling can be as simple as narrating a
series of digital photographs of photos in family print photo albums,
resulting in preserving an elder’s knowledge of family, community, and/or cultural histories for all
You can use Powerpoint or Apple’s Keynote or Garage Band (see
“expanded podcast” tutorial.)
Sonic is an app that allows anyone to narrate a photo before sharing it.
Storehouse is a new app for creating sharable slideshows with text-only
Many new digital storytelling apps are
available, dozens literally; search the app store.
Here are just a few examples
1. Jackie Isaac’s Memorial blog celebrating his
Jackie used to have his grandparents
fiddle music posted on this page. How cool is THAT?!
More collected Alaska Stories and web-based celebrations of culture:
2. First Nation’s webraising; 30 seconds
3. Sample narrated photos “Elder’s Yukon
Stories” created with Explaineverything.com app,
and directly uploaded
to the youtube channel: http://youtube.com/fodasz
4. At flipalbum.com is software to create CD’s
with narrated photos and 150 narrated photos were recorded
distributed on CD’s at the Youth and Elders conference in Koyukuk, AK
in 2006 (5 minutes)
5. Examples of Ebooks created quickly with Book
Creator for an elder, Dennis Dunn, and one for a 5 year old, Jeannie Lindsey's daughter.
Here is a 3 minute quick look at my
Ibooks folder, and this screencast video took only 3 minutes to make.
7. Metlakatla Elder Janet Guthrie's
Interview “Potlatch is coming back” 17 minutes
MORE VIDEOS TO EXPLORE:
AISD Current Innovations:
Metlakatla Videos from the Digitizing Alaska Project:
Frank's Youtube Channel has all Metlakatla videos and more,
Short Videos Showing Cool Tools You Can Learn Too!
The Current AISD Innovations Incubator Open Invitation:
MORE FOR ELDERS TO EXPLORE:
My Silver Tsunami article and pages of links for seniors:
Brain-training activities for Elders:
A new site for Seniors:
created by http://oats.org (Older Adults Training Services)
OATS runs 60 senior computer training centers in New York City,
and is now planning a rural upstate NY project to get iPads in the hands
of 1000 seniors along with fast Internet access.
Opportunities for Innovation for
Digital Youth Supporting Cultural Communities
Above are a few links I suggest you first view, then show to your 5th
grade or older students. Then, we can all talk about what looks most
You can see half a dozen different examples in under 20 minutes. Only
the Janet Guthrie video is long; 17 minutes, but she relates growing up
during a time when Tsimshian culture was suppressed, and that
now….”Potlatch is coming back.” Other similar local interviews
Your students can easily create public websites to share links for
public safety, health, and/or new ways of expressing and preserving
If necessary, we could have local elders, or local health and public
safety professionals ask your 5th graders for their help creating local
to share the best links your students are able to scout out on their
own. New Iphone and Ipad apps allow creation of easy free websites, including
ecommerce sites; http://weebly.com example:
and classroom sites http://education.weebly.com
I’d like very much to teach your students how to be Cyberscouts, to
discover innovations from other villages to share locally, to literally
fuel the home fires of local innovation. Easy searching
methods can produce amazing results in seconds.
I’ve created long lists of Alaska Native digital innovations, which can
be explored, and improved, such as
I suggest you ask your students to explore this list, and cutnpaste
what they like to a separate page.
Let’s talk about your interests:
Frank Odasz, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PH: 406 925 2519