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This I Believe Goes Multimodal-The Project


This I Believe, the series resurrected by National Public Radio, provides an immense resource for thinking about our values. With each essay, the voices of “regular” people articulate passionate and compelling arguments for the listener’s consideration. We listen almost motionless savoring every detail of the essay. By the end, when the speaker says, “This I believe,” we believe it too. This mode of discourse creates an immediate connection to a listening audience and this is the relationship my students deserve to experience.

Using This I Believe as the foundation for the multi-modal presentation, students must merge their oral essays with music, images, video, text, and enhancing design features.

I Believe in Looking Back to Look Forward

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<p>What a beautiful telling of life's happenings, Haley. &nbsp;I smiled when you mentioned staying in touch with half of your HS classmates. &nbsp;Even with exceedingly fond and memorable HS years and friends, I'm in touch with about 10 still. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools, however, have made the world much smaller and allow you to stay connected like never before.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Good for you for walking around your childhood home after you had moved. &nbsp;I have very fond memories of my childhood home as well. &nbsp;When I return to California from time to time, it's not uncommon for me to drive by my childhood home. &nbsp;It lives on in my memory and heart, some memories carry great sadness, others carry great joy. I suppose that's life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you for sharing. &nbsp;I think life has wonderous days and experiences ahead for you! Never stop learning and growing.</p> <p>Teri</p>