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Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers

Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The New Tech Network includes more than 100 schools in diverse settings that put project-based learning at the center of instruction.

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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:38 PM

Stories learned in childhood become powerful constituents of the world we inhabit as adulkts. We should be grateful for storytellers who suggests to children the world's real complexity, like Miyasaki, Sendak and... teachers (inspired by Martha Nussbaum's 'Not for Profit)

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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


... Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia." from source: http://scratch.mit.edu/

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:01 AM

MIT has a tradition of developing introductory programming tools for K-12 and older learners. Scratch is the latest one that I just learned about. At first glance it reminds me some what of Yahoo! Pipes. It's a visually oriented, scripted language. I'll need to play/work with it some to make a better assessment of it as a tool. While the site says this is aimed at teaching students about programing and computational science, I'd say it also is a tool for introducing student to digital animation and new media. 

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:00 AM

It's such a shame having these awesome apps for iPads alone... well, something's better than nothing!