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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Video Games and Storytelling

How to combine these two ideal tools in our students' learning process?


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 23, 2012 6:21 AM
thanks
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STORIES FOR THE CLASSROOM - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

STORIES FOR THE CLASSROOM - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Large collection of links to stories available online, organized by level. And free.


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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
We've said it before: we love Pixar. Their stories are original, funny, and appeal to all audiences. They're masters. That's why Jess and I got excited when we saw Pixar's 22 rules to storytelling.

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Stu, PB&J Publishing's comment, July 13, 2012 2:41 PM
Jekaterina, thanks so much for scooping! We hope it inspired you. We're going to be making a few more as we gear up to launch our Hansel and Gretel app, so please keep in touch with us at pbjpublishing.com!
Xavier Schreder's comment, July 13, 2012 4:00 PM
Thanks to you guys, for your efforts and the great work :)
Also i'm a big Pixar's fan,
i'm thrilled to try the french version of the app !
Stu, PB&J Publishing's comment, July 14, 2012 1:18 PM
Thanks Xavier! We'll let you know when it comes out. Please keep in touch in the meantime.
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Creating an Interactive Adventure

Creating an Interactive Adventure | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Edwin McRae: "We’re going to look out at how you take a linear, ink-on-page story (novel, short story, kids book, comic) or light-on-screen story (film, short film, TV series) and turn it into a GAME. How to turn passive storytelling into interactive storytelling" ...


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Storyline Online

Storyline Online | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

English-speaking actors and actresses reading children stories in nice short video clips. Clear language for young learners. Follow-up activities to make the experience richer.

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Trial by Fire | The Hunger Games

Trial by Fire | The Hunger Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Short online decision making game based on The Hunger games. Nice warm-up for intermediate/advanced classrooms with rich vocabulary and discussions galore if you elicit questions about the possible steps participants have to take within the story.

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Mooklet

"Mooklet for iPhone" is an app that allows you to create a "Mooklet", a "Photo Story Book", using your photos and text, that is unique in the world!
Just choose your favorite pictures and create a dynamic photo album in just a few minutes.


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Bookr

Bookr | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Bookr is a very nice way to create storybooks out of a databank of images. Students choose Creative Commons pictures from Flick'r and compose a flipbook they can publish and share 

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When. Use Google Earth to create rich dtories full of meaning and information in various formats combined. A nice and innovative way to enhance storytelling!

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The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1

The BBC's Transmedia Sherlock - Part 1 | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A good example of transmedia  narrative... maybe a step too far from classrooms, but close enough to teachers who will come up with something fruity and catchy for their students!

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Storytelling Devices for Memorable Personal Writing

Storytelling Devices for Memorable Personal Writing | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Some good tips for storytelling... clear and helpful! A nice way to help students enhance their writing skills.

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Fabulate | The Collaborative Book Project

Fabulate | The Collaborative Book Project | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Fabulate | The collaborative book project, designed to combine the skills and ideas of authors and writers from around the world. Enrich stories with your additions of 140 to 160 characters.

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7 Collaborative Storytelling Websites to Weave Your Own Digital Stories

7 Collaborative Storytelling Websites to Weave Your Own Digital Stories | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Everyone loves a good story. Writing it is another matter. Come to think of it, crafting a good story shouldn't be too difficult.

Via callooh, Barbara Paola Garcia, Bill Mboutsiadis
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Professional blog | 21st Century Educator

Professional blog | 21st Century Educator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Using Google forms for a "Choose your own adventure" narrative:

The basic idea is, the students construct a story where the next page in the story depends on a decision made by the person reading the story. Generally in one of these books the reader flips to a different page depending on the students'/readers' choice.

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creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Creative Writing Prompts collection of writing prompts and story starters for writers. Come up with creative content for blogs and blog stories with the help of these 346 creative writing ideas.


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Escribir y compartir microcuentos

Escribir y compartir microcuentos | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Good infographic in Spanish on microstories... it gives a clear picture of their structure and what they must contain. Good alternative to short compositions.

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Apps in Education: Stop Motion Apps - Great Storytelling

Apps in Education: Stop Motion Apps - Great Storytelling | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Storytelling continues to be a powerful tool in education. Storytelling from a teacher's point of view allows us an insight into the depth of understanding our student have around certain concepts and ideas. It also gives us a privileged view into the world of the kids in our care.


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Storybricks

Storybricks | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This application weaves stories in a very enticing way. Students decide about characters, their relationships and the plot of the story by connecting elements out of a library of emotions, actions, movements... Great way to enhance storytelling, creativity and communication.

Storybricks is still in alpha so there are plenty of glitches in it. When those glitches are gone using Storybricks be a great way for students to get engaged in crafting narratives that they can see played out before them.

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The 5 Levels of Digital Storytelling | Digital Play

The 5 Levels of Digital Storytelling | Digital Play | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Interesting post at Digital Play about the different types of digital storytelling we can use in  and out of our classrooms

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The Social Timeline - Intoloop

The Social Timeline - Intoloop | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This looks like a great tool to use over the summer holidays to create a digital record of your summer and to keep your English active. It could also be a useful tool to use as an ePortfolio of your learning. Upñoad videos and information into the timeline. Students can describe processes through time, or narrate events.


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Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Articles | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Use templates to generate newspaper articles where titles and headlines can be edited in order to give news in a very realistic way. Templates can be downloaded as ppt's and then edited and used as needed. A very catchy way to share information, write stories and give news about projects.


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Guidestones Web Series - Decode the Conspiracy

Guidestones Web Series - Decode the Conspiracy | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Incredible example of interactive narrative. This thriller engages users/players/learners into a mesmerising story. Each new episode of Guidestones is emailed to you so that you can watch events as they unfold in real time. Advanced students will enjoy this project as they enrich their vocabulary and improve their communicative skills

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Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets is a highly engaging app that allows you to create your own stories with virtual sock puppets straight into your iPhone in a very easy and intuitive way.
Add Puppets, scenery, backgrounds and additional objects and start creating your story. The puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice when you touch the record button. Children can create stories and add the characters they prefer. Storytelling is probably the best way to foster writing and reading skills as well as literacy. While recording simply choose a puppet, tap it and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Stories can be as rich as the children’s imagination can reach. Backgrounds can be added to take puppets to different places within the story.
Children can later share their stories across the net, which makes it also highly rewarding.

Sock Puppets is free, although extra features need an upgrade (clips only last 30 sec, which could be enough for very short stories... longer stories need to be cut into different clips)

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Story Games - RPGs to learn languages

What if scenarios like"What would I do if I was magician that was dropped into Narnia, Lord of the Rings, etc?" were the keypoint in learning a language? 


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Ficly - A better, shorter story

Ficly - A better, shorter story | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Ficly is a place for playing with story-telling; a collaborative environment where anyone can pick up a narrative thread and weave a prequel or sequel.

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