Jane McGonigal is famous for her TED speech on World of Warcraft and the "Epic Win" concept.
Over the next 6 weeks, we will be reviewing "The Odyssey". This set the standard thousands of years ago for the definition of "epic", and is retold in so many ways. Your goal: to make your own "epic", using your own technology choice, or mix of technologies.
We're going to introduce Adobe Premier Pro for video, Soundbooth for, uh, sound, and AfterEffects for special effects and video editing.
And you don't have to write about mythical figures millenia ago. It could be your own story, or that of someone you know. Consider people coming to America from other countries and the challenges they encounter. What about something fictitious, from your own creative brain? What about something people always call "epic", like Halo. Is it? Maybe you want to take on a world challenge, to begin a real epic, right now, like Jane McGonigal!
Check out these links to help the world using technology:
How will this work?
Over the next 2 weeks or so, we will have a pattern of doing these things each day, probably in this order, and these are items that you will receive grades for:
After we complete the reading and understanding of the Odyssey, you will also have developed some skills with the tutorials, as you will have had about 30 so far. We will spend 3-4 weeks creating your media product focusing on YOUR epic. We will use a Google Site for keeping track of your project again. Here's a link to a template.