On May 17, 2018 we held our main DIGICOM festival. With the theme of “Rise and Shine,” students and teachers showed creativity, collaberation, critical thinking, and communication skills.

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Or watch the individual videos below!

Circle of Life

Love at First Sight

From: Ciara Burks, Desert Springs Middle School
Facilitated by: Antonio Mendoza

Using digital storytelling, student from Desert Springs Middle School produced this video to share the story of her grandparents union together.

Bundle of Joy

From: Ricardo Flores, Amy Tuft Brenda Ragland, Marisa Blau, and Leticia Felix 

Using digital storytelling, teachers in the DIGICOM Learning Professional Development class produced this video while experimenting with the possibilities of integrating Digital Storytelling into their classrooms.

You are My Sunshine

From: Paul Eyskens, Celeste Earhart, Mike Phelan, and Michael Phelan

Using digital storytelling, teachers in the DIGICOM Learning Professional Development class produced this video while experimenting with the possibilities of integrating Digital Storytelling into their classrooms.

Siriously

From: Nancy Blair and Laura Pietragallo from Cathedral City High School.

Using digital storytelling, students and teachers from Cathedral City High School produced this video to interpret the book 1984 with modern day virtual assistant SIRI.

Spirit In Motion

DANCE

From: Luis Moyotl, Cathedral City High School
Facilitated by:  Bryce Johnson

Using digital storytelling, Luis Moyotl from Cathedral City High School produced this video to show how his dancing sets him apart from others, and gets him through his everyday life.

Acceptance

From:Nicolle Aguilar, James Workman Middle School
Facilitated by: Jessica Pack

Using digital storytelling, Nicolle Aguilar from James Workman Middle School produced this video to show how Jiu Jitsu changed her life for the better.

Push Through

From: Gio Hoyos, Jebari Wooten, Manuel Garcia from Cathedral City High School
Facilitated by: Bryce Johnson

Using digital storytelling, students from Cathedral City High School produced this video to show the determination of a boy who won’t let an injury stop him from following his dreams.

Love Letters

My Mother

From:  Tyra McNeil, James Workman Middle School
Facilitated by:  Jessica Pack

Using digital storytelling, Tyra McNeil from James Workman Middle School produced this video to show the strength and power of her single mother.

Abuela

From: Natalie Andrade Segura, James Workman Middle School
Facilitated by: Jessica Pack

Using digital storytelling, Natalie Andrade Segura from James Workman Middle School produced this video to honor and share the story of her late Abuela.

Without Him

From: Aubrie Dille, James Workman Middle School
Facilitated by: Jessica Pack

Using digital storytelling, Aubrie Dille from James Workman Middle School produced this video to show how she deals with having a distant father.

Lunch Break

My Perfect Sandwich

From: Citlali Vazquez, Armando Perez, Javier Pardo from Cathedral City High School
Facilitated by:  Matthew Cauthron

Using digital storytelling, students from Cathedral City High School produced this video to show the journey of achieving the perfect sandwich.

Snickers

From:  Berania Barraza, Cecilia Dimas, Jose Huerta, Melissa Torres-Quintero, Mike Lopez from Desert Mirage High School
Facilitated by:  Derek Ellingson

Using digital storytelling, students from Desert Mirage High School produced this video to show how you’re not you when you’re hungry.

Attendance

From: Jacob Evangelista, Lily Comerfield, Julia Black, Katelynn Farmer from Palm Desert High School
Facilitated by: Joe Martin

Using digital storytelling, students from Desert Mirage High School produced this video to show the dangers of skipping class.

Undercover Sup

From: Students from Indio High School
Facilitated by: DIGICOM, Max Finneran

Using digital storytelling, students from Indio High School produced this video to show a behind the scenes look into the school from the perspective of a not-so-undercover superintendent.

Power of Me

Black is Beautiful

From: Jebari, Cathedral City High School
Facilitated by: Bryce Johnson

Using digital storytelling, Jebari from Cathedral City High School produced this video to show the power and beauty of his culture.

What Follows Me

From: Alexis Agbayani, James Workman Middle School
Facilitated by:  Jessica Pack

Using digital storytelling, Alexis Agbayani from James Workman Middle School produced this video to show the negative effects of discrimination and why we should all treat each other as equals.

Real Boy

From:  Jasmin (Jay) Delgado, Rancho Mirage High School
Facilitated by:  Jenann Elias

Using digital storytelling, Jasmin (Jay) Delgado from Rancho Mirage High School produced this video to show that happiness is worth chasing.

Maria – More then just a dream

From: Douglas Sexton and Demitrious Sinor from Nellie N. Coffman Middle School.

Using digital storytelling, teachers Douglas Sexton and Demitrious Sinor made this video to tell the story of Maria and her struggles with the current state and future state of the DACA program.

CATOY – Don’t give be guns

From: Jessica Pack from James Workman Middle School.

Using digital storytelling, teacher Jessica Pack teamed up with other California Teachers of the Year to express their feelings on arming teachers with guns.

Community & Culture

Desert X

From:  Cain Crandall, Kayla Mariner from Palm Springs High School
Facilitated by: DIGICOM Learning

Using digital storytelling, students from Palm Springs High School produced this video to show Sherin Guirguis’ process of creating a work of art for Desert X.

Frida Kahlo

From: Celeste Earhart and Trinidad Rios from Desert Hot Springs High School.

Using digital storytelling, teachers produced this video to tell the story of Frida Kahlo.

The Officials

From:  Esteban Martin and Arciniega Vera from Desert Hot Springs High School
Facilitated by:  Ron De Degenova

Using digital storytelling, students from Desert Hot Springs High School produced this video to show how making music gets them through hard times.

The Rise of Grupo Folklorica

From: Yesenia Rodriguez, Desert Hot Springs High School
Facilitated by:  Ron De Degenova

Using digital storytelling, Yesenia Rodriguez from Desert Hot Springs High School produced this video to show the importance of dance in their culture.

Muralist

From: Student Name, School Name
Facilitated by:  Ron De Degenova

Using digital storytelling, students from Desert Hot Springs High School produced this video to show how Aaron Hansen uses the desert as his canvas.

Zombie Walk

From: Luis Enrique Munoz and Laylonie Simpson from Delle S Lindley Middle School
Facilitated by: Georgia Terlaje

Using digital storytelling, students from Delle S Lindley produced this video to document the Palm Springs Zombie Walk.

Credits

Before I Die

From: Grace McIntire and Abigail Anderson from Palm Desert High School
Facilitated by: Joe Martin

Using digital storytelling, students from Palm Desert High School put together this sweet music video to entertain though musical pop art.

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