Incorporating Digital Storytelling into Your Classroom
With Walt Jacobs (African American Studies), and Pete McCauley (Video and Media Specialist, ATS), by Instructional Technology Fellows for Academic Technology Services, CEHD, University of Minnesota, March 2, 2011.
Digital Media in the Classroom: Best Practices and the Benefits of
With Scott Spicer, for the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Digital Media Workshop, University of Minnesota, June 14, May 10, 2010
Art Inspired by Water
Students in the water seminar, along with being introduced to scientific disciplines relevant to water, also read and view creative works by artists who are inspired by water.
If I had to choose one image to help students consider our western relationship to water, I choose the photograph “Paddleboat” by visual artist Celeste Nelms. Her image, like all compelling art, rises above one interpretation. This sensory understanding of water is important to our desire to want to help water sources to thrive.
Common Ground: Projects for the Lagoon
University of Venice (IUAV), Venice, Italy
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
The Mississippi River flows just beyond our classroom buildings. On this urban Minneapolis campus its easy to forget about the river.
The longer I teach at the University of Minnesota, the more I think about the Mississippi River’s past, present, and future, how essential the river is to the water we use, and to our understanding of the histories of the many cultures who have settled along the river.
Pat Nunnally's River Life project and Telling River Stories project helped me to plan this seminar, and his input has helped me to sustain the vision for an integrated, applied understanding of the resource of water.
- Digital Stories from Spring 2009 U of M Water Seminar
- Digital Stories from Spring 2008 U of M Water Seminar
- Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
- Sustainability Programs and Classes at the University of Minnesota
Curriculum Related to Water
- Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Teaching Center
- STEM Education Center (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics)
- Reach for the Sky: Integrating Technology into STEM Outcomes for American Indian Youth
- GoNorth! Adventure Learning for K-12 Classrooms
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware
- National Park Service, Mississippi River
- Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
- National Tap Water Quality Database
- Skin Deep, Cosmetic Safety Database
Iraq and Water
- I was asked by the College of Education and Human Development to be one of the respondents to a group of Iraqi delegates who were traveling to Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campus. The visit was part of an official Sister City project between the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Najaf, Iraq called "Water for Peace: An Iraqi-U.S. Partnership."
- The delegates articulated three primary water resource challenges: Geopolitics, climate change patterns, and community-based decisions about water. Participation in water-based, reconciliation projects is one way U.S. citizens can help Iraqi citizens recover from the devastating effects of war, along with the country’s other ongoing political and environmental challenges.
- Many decisions related to water use in Iraq are out of our hands, but when students learn about these struggles, they are reminded that all people deserve access to clean water.
- Water for Peace
- Sister Cities – Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Najaf, Iraq
- Muslim Peacemakers Team
- Iraqi Reconciliation Project
Resources related to Fair Use Policy
- Working with Fair Use of Materials (University of Minnesota Library)
- Fair Use Analysis Tool (University of Minnesota Library)
Original Art used in Website Design courtesy of artist Jim Larson