Friday, July 18, 2008

Congratulations, Academy participants!

Your digital stories were fantastic! I was very impressed by your skills and progress. Best wishes to all of you for continued success. – Kristi

And the "Ozkar" goes to ....

Neier Rodriguez, Best Story; Shaghayegh Hajian, Best Overall Digital Story; Lorenzo Sanchez, Best Technical. Congratulations, winners! Remember us little people when you are famous.

Thanks to instructors Eli Clarke and Ruth Gay who helped judge the digital stories.
Note: Since the posting of this entry, Lorenzo has created a second digital story about his first bike ride to Del Mar.

Shaghayegh's Wedding Story

Neier's Life Change

Lorenzo's Hometown in Puebla, Mexico

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thanks, Sue!

Only two years ago instructional aide Sue Otis was learning to navigate email and make PowerPoint presentations, but before the summer term began, she enthusiastically learned the computer programs used in the ESL Digital Storytelling class and even made a digital story entitled “Little Samurai,” recounting the early life of her great grandfather in Okinawa, Japan.

Thanks, Sue, for sharing your fantastic digital story and for assisting in the ESL Digital Storytelling Summer Academy 2008!

Sue Otis' Digital Story: "Little Samurai"