Monday, July 28, 2008

Documenting Life


I have a collection of favorite daily blogs that I check and read while I enjoy my cup of coffee every morning. Regardless of the time, I find these blogs becoming part of my everyday life because there is always something I learn, I discover, I enjoy or reflect on. 
Ali Edward's blog is one that I check every day. As a lot of you already know there is a soft spot in my heart for anything and everything related to art: scrapbooking, journaling, photography, collage, etc. Ali Edward is amazing and she loves collecting stories through photographs. All this reading about photographs & writing stories made me purchase the book Kids, Cameras and the Curriculum: Focusing on Learning in the Primary Grades by Pat Barrett Dragan. 


I can't tell you much about this book right now, but it is one of the books that it is going with me to Paraguay and Argentina. My idea is to share with you all some insights on my learning journey about this topic through this blog. So stay tuned, a special edition of My World-Mi Mundo will be coming your way soon. 

Anyways, going back to Ali's blog. Ali Edward shared an interesting video on her blog today about Johnathan's Harris talk on TED:  Johnathan Harris: the Art of Collecting Stories. Thanks to Ali, I was able to enjoy an interesting video on different ways to document stories. Johnathan's project on collecting wishes was pretty amazing because something so simple was turned into something so special. I also enjoy just listening to Johnathan Harris, his words and choice of words are just beautiful. My favorite were: online footprints and glimpse of life. Check it out and let me know your thoughts about this. I love new ideas. 

2 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Hopefully lots more people will be checking YOUR blog out!

Here's an award for you:

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2008/07/weve-been-honored.html

twowritingteachers said...

I can't wait to hear about the book. That sounds right up my alley!

SAS