I saw a contest in my RSS called Six Sounds in Search of an Author and followed the link to the ISTE site and was intrigued.
The task: take the six sound clips and create a podcast story of some sort. The whole thing can’t be more than a minute long. Interesting, for sure. I began by looking at what the sounds were, and then listening, and then trying to make connections between them.
The story came to me quickly — a person trapped in a cave — and composed this story. I then recorded it in Audacity– mixing in the sound clips — and sent it in. I like it.
Here is my audio story. I’m not asking you to vote, but if you do — thanks.
You should give the Six Sound story a try, too. Go to: http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/Six_Sounds_Contest_1.htm and check it out.
I imagine you could easily bring this kind of contest into the classroom, given enough time. The art of constructing a sound story is amazingly complex thinking — from planning, to writing, to production. And of course, this is the whole idea of the contest — trying out something yourself and thinking in terms of classroom practice.
Peace (in the cave),