i-Docs 2016 2 - 4 March Watershed, Bristol, UK Tickets available here In this edition of i-Docs, we will be exploring Tools for Thought – interactive documentary platforms for production, teaching and research; The Uses…
“ A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.”
Via José Carlos
“If theory is rapidly forgotten, gestures and the artistic experience rest in the body, in the memory, in the look”
António Maneira's insight:
Is a great example of how artistic expression and storytelling greatly supports learning activities with young students. With the support of Fundação Caloust Gulbenkian “Os filhos de Lumière” developed in several schools activities with students that ultimately resulted in short movies where kids create their stories, direct and produce their own movies.
"Last month, in my classroom version of DIY BYOD, my fifth-graders dove into the world of digital storytelling. I gave them two prompts: they could write about “going down the rabbit hole” (in honor of our reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), in other words, about the day everything changed; or they could write about “life lessons from the fifth grade.”
Video editing tools are available for free to every one. If the tools are available it does not mean that people know how to use them. Learning to use them in school is important as it is easy to make bad videos.
Histórias cada vez mais partilhadas! A autoria que não é só do autor! “When it came time to write this book, I was therefore able to write directly to my readers, because I know them so well. For me, social media dissolved the border between author and reader, replacing that border with real intimacy.”
"Google has used Earth and Maps to tell tales of unfolding tragedies and soldiers fighting for our country. Now its opening up those tools to the public, allowing users to build what they're calling "Tours" through Google Earth. Tour Builderwas released in honor of Veterans Day and it allows users to create narratives tied to points on a map. The process is pretty simple: you drop a marker, add some text, photos or videos and you're on your way. As you piece together your tale, dropping pins, you can pull the viewer down into Street View or fly to a particular angle on a 3D landmark."
Bryan Bishop: 'Speaking Wednesday at a panel at the University of Southern California — joined by Microsoft’s Don Mattrick — George Lucas and Steven Spielberg argued that introducing the concept of interactivity fundamentally changes the experience. "They’re always going to be different," Lucas said when asked if movies and games were going to become more similar. "They’re never going to be the same."'
"I think ultimately the big game of the next five years will be a game where you empathize very strongly with the characters, and it’s aimed at women and girls. Because they like empathetic games," - G. Lucas
It’s not uncommon for designers to confuse a beautiful looking product with one that works beautifully. A great technique for creating smarter, better products is to approach them using story-centered design.
Attention is scarce. We all have oh so much to do. And for many of us it’s so hard to manage our time and stay focused with an increasing number of channels and messages. It’s not about getting attention anymore, it’s about deserving attention. For brands it’s harder to get through and ‘gain attention’. Why is that?
Carl Gustav Jung once said the reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories. We don’t always understand the stories we are ourselves. And people’s stories are often not heard. To deserve attention we must pay attention. To get our stories and content shared and acted upon, we must understand the stories of the people forming the communities we want to live and thrive in first.
Teaching students about copyright and digital citizenship has never been as pressingly important as it is now.Undoubtedly Internet has become a major source of information for students but this pool of resources has some rules that we need to teach our students before they fall in the trap of plagiarism.
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