About Boone

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Boone Middle School is located in Haines City, FL - directly in the center of the state between Tampa and Orlando. Our school is comprised of about 85 percent free and reduced lunch students, translating to a fairly low economic base. We also have a very high concentration of Latino and Hatian students who qualify as non-native English speakers. As a result, we have a rich cultural tapestry to work with, and it is my hope that the many countries represented by the students here at Boone will lend to the generation of a varied collection of technological artifacts!

Teaching Sequencing Through Digital Storytelling


Inspired by the digital storytelling work of Wes Fryer and Dean Shareski - and the four slide contest recently hosted by Dan Myer, I decided to start the year off by having my students create a four slide digital storytelling project focusing on the idea of a 'sequence of events.' This project was completed as part of an initial digital storytelling effort. Students were directed to describe a process they have gone through in their lives - breaking it up into four sections with each one represented by a single image.

Getting each student up and running with a yahoo.com email account was a challenge, as we spent a great deal of time discussing and implementing Internet safety procedures. Consequently, my middle schoolers now appear online with yahoo.com and gmail.com email accounts as a bunch of 65 year olds living in strange places like Chickenfeed, FL!

I loved this project, and have to say that watching how much my kids got out of it really energized me. I can honestly say that these past few weeks mark the first time in my brief four year teaching career that students literally had to be forced out of my class because they were having so much fun!
Below, you will find entries from a few select students who were kind enough to share them. I hope you enjoy! (Loaded into and shared via Bubbleshare)

Entry 1: Melodee C. 8th Grade
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Entry 2: Madeline C. 8th Grade
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Entry 3: Edgar A. 7th Grade
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Entry 4: Aileen P. 7th Grade
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Entry 5: Christopher S. 6th Grade
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