(note my Ohio Buckeye color choice!)
- Turns out, this is the last year I could have attended DMAC, as they are moving it to before Memorial Day after this year. I cannot miss two weeks of work, so I feel lucky that I slipped in for the last June DMAC.
- The DMAC philosophy: people first, teaching and instruction next, and technology following to support both. Good stuff.
- Today's topic was literacy, and Cindy said that one of our challenges will be learning "how to be humble with the fact that you will be illiterate at some point in this institute." A great reminder of the many modalities of literacy as well as a thought-provoking introduction to where we are heading.
- We jumped right into production by recording and editing our literacy narratives. After some cutting and splicing using Audacity, here is mine, already waiting for you at the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. I already have overcome some aspects of my audio illiteracy and am proud of the seamless splice between two audio tracks. Just try to guess where it is!
- For my future and more complicated audio work, Scott offered one key piece of wisdom: The more pieces of audio you have, the more creative and artful you can be in your crafting of a final product. More (pieces) = less (restriction on what the final puzzle looks like).