CKV: Two of My Favorite Kansas Voices
The Celebrating Kansas Voices initiative is special in the fact that it gives life to the state that we call home. Hearing a collection of stories from real Kansans who know it's history and cherish its values makes the CKV project so special. The real joy is receiving such rich information from which others not only collect knowledge but listen to the wise gatekeepers of the native state which is residents hold dear. The people of the world around us, police officers, farmers, teachers, and even car salesmen have a chance to share their stories and make their voices heard. For this project, I decided to interview my aunt, Lori Stockstill, a data coordinator in USD259, and my grandma, Janice Murdock, a retired secretary and long time resident of Wichita. For this project, because I am away from home, I used Skype to video call my family while recording on my iPad. Skype made this interview possible because of the distance issue, and can be truly beneficial when used in a classroom setting as it allows for learning that is connected around the globe. Using my Microsoft Surface Pro 4, I wrote my interview questions with my Surface Pen in Microsoft Quick Notes which can be helpful in any classroom setting, requiring no paper and keeping your information stored in one place. The catalyst for this project, however, was iMovie as it allowed me to cut and clip my interview to include what I thought to be the most interesting information presented during our interview. Lastly, I uploaded the video via the YouTube Capture app that allows students to upload videos that they can then share with others.