I was working on a mapping scheme for Making Learning Connected MOOC and it took me forever. Perhaps it was the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy when I saw what everyone else was doing or maybe having just finished off a challenging year, my brain couldn’t concentrate on one more thing. In any event, I finally took ideas from the many projects and decided to be a visitor in my own backyard to showcase my story (which has no beginning, middle or end). I used ComicLife to template some images I had; uploaded the final jpg to Thinglink and added bits of information. The audio was recorded using Voice Record Pro app on an ipod/touch. Unfortunately the animation doesn’t work on this blog so this is the link: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/410535668104560642#tlsite
I’m struck by how using a particular tool enhances or restricts how we share our story. The template format here could have a regular read left to right – top to bottom (like a comic book). Since the story is chosen as snapshots, the story can be read in any order without losing its thread. Regarding sound files, I didn’t want to use the options offered by Thinglink so I found that I could upload the mp3 to box and it could be shared without a login account [good thing to remember for next school year].