In the "Dan Made Me Do It" file folder, I've just added the following 2 gems:
Item #1: Doug Zongker's "Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken" PPt preso. A classic by any definition, no matter your bullet points' best points.
For those who love handouts enough to gafaw and gush over any speaker who so kindly printed out every slide for you in advance, you might want to print this bad boy preso PDF out to supplement Zongker's preso. It'll make it much easier to convert to a spread sheet later on.
Item #2: For those who love a good idea when you see it, even if you can't quite figure out what to do with it, you might love integrating a "supercut" into your next 'digital storytelling' project du jour 2.0.
What's a supercut?
Beyond being a terrific cheap haircut gathering spot, it is also one of the latest trends in the YouTube (et al) universe where fans and editing video montages of their fav shows, films, etc by deleting all or some dialogue/action. Needless to say, you get a pretty gosh dang neat throwback to the French Surrealist film school guys this way.
Your kiddos will love that you've brought "The Hills" (see below) into class.
Mad adolescent street props if you can make this episodic "supercut" a legitimate part of a lesson on storytelling, digital literacy, or any other bad boy of the new media millennium or the old school 3 R's. Here is a rarified Mtv-esque beauty that only improves the quality of storytelling with the utter lack of dialogue:
One final thing (call it Item #3, if you must):
Go check out Dan Meyer's analysis of a Radiohead 'message'. Now!
Good stuff that, both in terms of the original message and the way that Dan deconstructs the underlying glue that keeps it all moving: