Thursday, April 23, 2015

We Were Inspired By Christopher Myer's Book "My Pen" To Create "Our Pens" With Explee

I just love My Pen by Christopher Myers.  It is a powerful story of words woven together with beautiful pen and ink illustrations all created by Christopher.

As first saw this book last week at the Texas Library Association Conference in Austin.
The cover first caught my eye as I wanted to know what the hand would draw next within the pages of the book.
He has written such a thought provoking book that encourages readers to Let those worlds inside your pen out!
After I read it a few times, I thought of something that would be very cool to use with this book.

We could use the digital video scribing tool Explee to create our very own story of Our Pens and the things they wanted to draw and say.
Explee for Education is a new tool and one that I have really enjoyed using.

I wrote about Explee in this post...I Have A New Favorite Animated Video Creator.....Look What You Can Create With Explee!  It will give you a better idea of how to use and sign up for Explee.  
I gathered together some of my little friends and read The Pen with them.  Then we choose illustrations from the library of images with Explee and words to tell the story of Our Pens. 

It is so much fun to put together images, words, and music to tell a story within Explee.  You can even add your own voice....and voice to text too.
Once you publish your Explee, it is very easy to share through social media, email and by embedding it into a blog post or other format, which is what I did below.  
We hope you enjoy our Explee, Our Pens.  We would love to see what your pens would share with the world too. 

Thank you Christopher for inspiring us with your amazing story.  


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