Melissa’s Digital Story

Although not every image matches my words as well as I would like it to, nor are all of the images impeccable, however, this did not turn out all that bad. I put it up at YouTube in a private setting so I think you need the URL: http://youtu.be/_53VpDysmPo to see it. This was quite an interesting assignment because it took several different drafts and many hours to decide what to say. My first “drafts” were about 20 minutes long which is not what I wanted to create. I spent many hours scanning paper photos to make them digital and am glad I had the means to do that. Although my final story is as simple as I could make it, I did get to include on image among the ones I found that my mom has already passed along to me.

I did not get to go in depth about why I have the personality I have, which was one of my original goals, but I think I was able to express enough for people to get an idea of my neuroses and obsessions. I did not get to elaborate how I never expected to see 40 until it happened because my genetic father died when he was 39 and 3 days old. It would have taken too long to include that history so I’ll mention it here. It is because he died when I was 7 and the impact it had on me that I led the path I chose until the last time I left the classroom. I was 41 in 2010 when I left the rooms with tables and chairs for the second time, and will probably be the last one. Every day after age 40 is truly a gift and It is pretty neat how I get to live a life I did not spend years planning, like I did in my first 40. I just get the benefits from the crap I did in the first 40 so that my next chapters are not as difficult as they could be.

Yes, I am aware I broke rules of Multimedia Design, but I HAD to put labels on some of the images even though I am talking and telling my story simultaneously.

I hope you enjoy my story and don’t find it 5 minutes of boring rhetoric. Enjoy!

About Melissa

I am a former high school science teacher and recently completed a MET degree at Boise State

Posted on April 29, 2013, in 1.1 Instructional Systems Design, 1.1.1 Analying, 1.1.3 Develloping products, 1.1.4 Implementing what was created, 1.2 Message Design, 1.3 Instructional Strategies, 1.4 Learner characteristics, 2.2 Audiovisual Technologies, 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies, 2.4 Integrated Technologies, 3.1 Media Utilization, 4.1 Project Management, 4.2 Resource Management, 4.3 Delivery System Management, EDTECH 513, Standard 1: DESIGN, Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT, Standard 3: UTILIZATION and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like your spirit, Mel. As cliched as it is, (but the truth is what makes it a cliche): life is for living! Like you said, it about what you can do.
    Thirteen credentials! Amazing.
    Good luck as you continue in Edtech. Maybe we will catch up again before it’s over.

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