Hey, I Know That Guy!

Go Dog Go

I was on the del.icio.us homepage the other day setting up my new computer when I came across a familiar dog. That’s right, Alan Levine’s recent opus 50 Digital Story Tools. Now Alan’s a modest and extremely hardworking guy, and I’m sure he really doesn’t care for the fanfare (especially my over-the-top variety). Nonetheless, how can we even begin to articulate how much this resource has changed the work load for all sorts of folks in this field? I guess thanks might be a start.

I know that when Martha, Andy, Jerry, and I started talking about new, free web-based tools out there for students and faculty to tell digital stories, this was one stop shopping at its best. Who doesn’t love the CogDog?

Moreover, Martha recently pointed me to one of the gems from this resource “outlining” how not to tell a digital story. Take a look for yourself, it is brilliant.

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4 Responses to Hey, I Know That Guy!

  1. Alan Levine says:

    Thanks Jim- actually I found our when a colleague named Gerry up on Vancouver island IM-ed me and aked, “did you know you were hot”?

    I was a bit cautious, but he’s a funny guy and had the link. I got my screen shot of 15 seconds of delicious fame atop the hot list

    http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/2246510239/

    And when I bring the show to NV this month, I may have 60 tools 😉 or maybe 57, thinking of a Ketchup theme.

  2. jimgroom says:

    Knock it down to “33” and you have a Rolling Rock. Thanks for all this goodness, and very excited to see the live version quite soon!

  3. Tom says:

    It’s kind of old, so you may have seen it, but the Gettysburg Address as Powerpoint is pretty good too.

  4. Alan Levine says:

    Yes, Tom, that’s another classic example. I find in a workshop or a presentation some really bad non examples like these are often better than trying to show good ones. There must be some psychological terminology or mumbo jumbo learning theory to explain it, but that’s just my experience.

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