Sammy's Autograph Book

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Rich media children's story in multiple language

Here is the English version of Sammy's Autograph Book. (updated audio narration coming soon.) This Flash slideshow was created with the free Windows program named Powerbullet Presenter. The layout of the pages in this story was done using Macromedia Flash.

In August, 2006, the Takoma Gazette newspaper printed a lovely article about this children's story project. Here is a pdf file of that article.

Those of you interested in digital storytelling might be interested in a Flash slideshow I created last year using Powerbullet. This slideshow tells the story of the FIRST robotics team at Banneker Academic High School, in Washington DC. A couple years ago I worked on a digital storytelling project in the Adult Literacy Division of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library. This project is a bio of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

When showing this story to an educator colleague of mine, Trudy Parker, she passed along the suggestion that this story would best be published on fabric, so that children could touch and feel the story. Trudy is a speech pathologist who has been working in the field for the past 25 years.

Other Rich Media Children's Stories

Thanks to the creative talents of Kimberly Race and Gary Daupin, two other stories of mine are available for free on the web in rich media format.

See the links at the bottom of

The Great Ping Pong Ball Experiment

Acorn on the Moon

Other Collaborative Projects I'm Working On

Collaborative novel - Pennsylvania Free

Book Reviews I've Written

Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration

The book publishing process needs to change. In what ways will that happen? What can we do to hasten the process?

Projects and Organizations I Support

MAKE Magazine
FreeVlog and The Secrets of Videoblogging
Yoag Yoga
Google Sketchup
PowerBullet Presenter (Windows)
Internet Archive
Community Technology Centers' Network
Digital Divide Network
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) Technology Email List
Webjunction Email list for Web Using Librarians
HopeWorks 'N Camden
Google Video
SokoMind Logic Puzzles (Windows)
Number Squares Logic Puzzles
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)
Virginia Macintosh Users Group
Wellington Macintosh Society, Inc.
Bay Area Video Coalition
Princeton Public Library
Liverpool Public Library
Computers in Libraries Magazine
American Library Association
eSchool News
Alliance for Community Media
Association for Community Networking

What My Friends and Colleagues Recommend

Fred Mindlin recommends DigiTales