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TFI Sandbox for Documentary Transmedia

TFI Sandbox for Documentary Transmedia | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "As transmedia has moved past its buzzword beginnings, resources and organizations have sprung up to support the creative community involved in multiplatform narratives. The latest of these comes from the Tribeca Film Institute" ...


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Beautiful website.  Incredible resource.  Huge motivator to attend the Tribeccas Film Festival. 

 

I will spend hours on this website.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 28, 2013 11:29 PM

A fabulous transmedia resource ... and, not just for documentary.

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TEDxKids@ElCajon | CVUSD Connect

TEDxKids@ElCajon | CVUSD Connect | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Watch this video about the upcoming TEDxKids@ElCajon conference!

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How do we tell the story of education?  Would it be beneficial to frame it into a snapshot of what the future could look like?  How would this effect people's perception of change in education, such as the addition of EdTech?

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.

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The Future of Personalized Learning is Now

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
By Jean Fleming - MAPS is a personalized learning assessment system that is using formative, in-the-moment, and longer interim assessment.

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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, March 29, 11:28 AM

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now http://sco.lt/94CBeb

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Digital Learning Day meets TEDxKids@ElCajon encouraging digital literacy...

Digital Learning Day meets TEDxKids@ElCajon encouraging digital literacy... | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Want to know how to encourage digital learning AND encourage kids to think about ideas worth spreading?  Check out what is happening at the Cajon Valley Union School District.  

 

While others are debating the validity of using technology in the classroom - teachers at CVUSD are implementing real blended learning programs that are bridging the gap in literacy and, for the future workforce needs right in San Diego.  

 

In an ever changing world the attitude of 'how can we?' rather than 'who should we' is the only avenue towards preparing kids to be global lifelong learners.  This is a great example of an innovative project providing that opportunity.

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CLICK HERE to support Fab Lab: ReLaunch San Diego's Original Makerspace!

CLICK HERE to support Fab Lab: ReLaunch San Diego's Original Makerspace! | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Become a Founding Member of the San Diego Maker Community | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Want to know what it is like to be a grassroots social entrepreneur in education?  Ask Katie Rast.  As shared by one of the organizations she worked with, "When Katie ran her program with us the level of enthusiasm and engagement was higher than I've ever seen."  

 

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Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot

Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
In New York's Red Hook, citizens have taken connectivity into their own hands.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 24, 4:24 PM

I love love love this story -- and the visual storytelling makes me cranky cranky cranky. It's a great example of what NOT to do.


What's the story?

Did you know that there are parts of New York City -- yes NYC! -- where people can't get access to the Internet?


Yeah, that was a shocker to me too. The mountains of Appalachia or the wilds of rural Montana -- I can see that. But not NYC.


So here's a story about how a community solved that problem for themselves. It's brilliant! As you read the story you'll be applauding resident's ingenuity, solutions, and results.


Now -- what is making me so cranky? Well, the video shared is great. But the rest of the photos accompanying this post? Very biased and they only perpetuate stereotypes -- abandoned buildings, bleakness, bars. And oh, BTW -- this post is about people but there are NONE in the photos. What's up with that??!!


The photos are beautiful. But they tell me more about the biases of photographer and the writer who included them than about Red Hook and its residents. I did a quick search on Google for images of Red Hook NY and found plenty. From those photos I got a much better sense of the community that showed the complete picture.


What gives me the right to be so cranky? I spent 3 years with anthropologist Dr. Ray Birdwhistell in the use of photography for understanding a group or culture. Those 3 years were all about how to remove your own biases from the camera lense so you could really see what's going on. 


The photos here really do a disservice to Red Hood and its residents. Now no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. But this is a little too blatant. I'm sure the author was under a crunch deadline and grabbed photos from Flickr in a rush instead of just being lazy. I'm sure the photographer (yonijrj) took these photos for his/her own purposes, never intending these consequences. I am dismayed at the end result, however.


So here are a few simple rules for effective visual storytelling in your articles:

  1. If your post is about people, show people!
  2. Use photographs with clear intent and mindfulnes. 
  3. Be aware of your own stereotypes and biases as best you can so you are not blindly promoting them.
  4. Know that photos have consequences. Use them wisely.
  5. Make sure the photos you select really reflect the emotional core and key message of the story.


OK -- rant done. May your visual stories reflect the best of your storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 8:51 PM

I like the rules on using photos in the article. Translates well into education when using photos in the classroom. 

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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.
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An excellent read.  "Everyone can draw!"

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CVMS reaches 100% Participation With Hour of Code | CVUSD Connect

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A couple of years ago there weren't even many computers in this districts schools.  Within just a few years they are completely changing the story of these children's lives by shifting the perspective on using technology in the classroom.  Additionally, one of the 'languages' that is most requested to be taught in the district in computer programming.  #nextgened - building the foundation for tomorrow's workforce today.

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Technology Mentors Around The World On The Go

Technology Mentors Around The World On The Go | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
MyMentor is a mobile app that connects people with trusted mentors around the world. Their target is all major categories inside the technology industry.
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Real time story creation in education.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
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One of the most innovative women out there couldn't get her prototype created simply because she could not gather the right team to make it happen.

 

As hero's, as warrior's we often try to 'do it all' ourselves.  This is often detrimental to our project.  Finding the right people to support you starts off with understanding the best story to tell.  Not a story of 'I cannot do it myself - thus positioning yourself as a victim - but rather 'I understand my highest strength and I also recognize that, for best of my product, project, or organization, I need to find people who highest strengths compliment my own in the development of this task.'  The latter is not a story of defeat but one of leadership. 

 

How often do we see the former in the workplace?  The great 'pass off'.  Frankly I've seen women play that 'oh woe is me' card in order to garner support.  Heck - I've done it.  But in the long run I've learned that team building is one of the most difficult yet crucial tasks in launching multiple sets of task meant to result in a specific goal.  The key is multiple sets.  You really cannot do it all yourself and do it well.

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Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable

Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 7, 2014 2:09 PM


Simon Staffans:  "Cross media, transmedia, multiplatform storytelling, deep media… the terms are legion and intertwining, as I’m sure most readers of this blog know already" ...

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Participant Index--Finding Out Why 1 Film Spurs Action, While Another Doesn't

Participant Index--Finding Out Why 1 Film Spurs Action, While Another Doesn't | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
A film company, two foundations and a university want to know what motivates people to support an issue on social media after they see issue-oriented movies, TV shows or online video.

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Karen Dietz, you should take a look at the marketing anaylysis developed by Emotient using CERT technology.  I hear rumour that one of the founders might be talking at an upcoming TEDxAmericasFinestCity evnt ;-)

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:11 PM

Now this is very interesting. We all know that our business stories are crafted to move people to action. But how does that happen really really, and how do you measure or evaluate it?


Here comes along Participant Media, an activist entertainment company to answer these vexing questions. They are developing a measuring tool to determine emotional response and level of engagement to films (stories).


There's still a way to go, but we should keep this on our radar screen for its application to business storytelling. Learn more about what's happening, the tool they are developing, and what's in store for us in the future by reading this post.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Web 3.0 - connecting education & corporate learning

Web 3.0 - connecting education & corporate learning | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Get a quick overview of what happened on the 26th of May during Docebo's event in Naples. We talked about School and work 3.0 with Claudio Erba.
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An interesting find...Web 3.0 talk in Italy. Where is the US in terms of a global outlook for online learing? Once leaders could we get left in the dust? Are we engaged in the conversation well enough> I do not know myself but I often wonder if we might not be paying close enough attention.
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Can You Tell Your Story Without Using Words?

Can You Tell Your Story Without Using Words? | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
How is your story being told? Can you capture the hearts of your audience without using any words to do so?

Via José Carlos
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A exercise challenge we should all try...

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Dupree Wesley's curator insight, May 6, 3:52 PM

A great insight into the power of the visual art medium in story telling.

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Technology Is Short, But Story Is Long

Technology Is Short, But Story Is Long | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
I have two questions for you:

What comes to mind when I say "Shakespeare?"

What comes to mind when I mention the "water wheel?"

Both were born in the 16th century. Both advanced Elizabethan culture in profound ways. One wrote "Romeo & Juliet."

That's the difference between platform and art.

Technology and story.

Technology can bring you stuff (like water and Facebook posts). Story can change your idea of the stuff you want brought to you.

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Patricia Stitson's insight:

I agree but:

 

Will there come an age where a technology will become so integrated into the fabric of our collective story that it DOES not fade away... but rather like cultural stories or some religions, learns how to adapt to the changing framework of its own self?

 

The authors overall point is indisputable, story is at the heart of literally everything today, but I would counter that his argument about the fading of past technologies as the reason why we should focus on story is, well, itself archaic.  

 

The integration of story and technology is creating an online culture where one is indistinguishable from the other.  Not so with Beta Tapes of old.  That is HARD ware not SOFT ware.  The story was separate from the hardware that delivered it. 100%.  Not so with Facebook etc. I do not suppose to predict that FB will not be usurped by another platform as Friendster did. 

 

I am simply asking another question.  How is the presence of technology change the manner in which we view how we tell our story?  When will how we tell our stories become so dependent on technology that the latter itself become a part of the story.  Or has it already?

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 14, 8:50 AM

(From the article): In fact, most of us (as marketers and as consumers) judge a platform by how well it performs 3 key functions: delivering stories we desire; when and where we desire them; in the form that's easiest to enjoy and share.

 

As Shakespeare liked to say, "The play's the thing!"

 

He never said, "The stage (or the platform) is the thing!"

 

That's why today's major technology and social media enterprises – Apple and Amazon and Facebook and Google – are in the throes of a hiring frenzy. Not just for developers and coders, but for art directors and writers and strategists and storytellers.

 

That's why Facebook, the behemoth that once cajoled marketers into adopting "more useful metrics" such as "likes" and "engagement," has unapologetically tossed its old playbook.

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A Very Special Father’s Day Gift

A Very Special Father’s Day Gift | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
I love Father’s Day because it is a reminder of how much being a father has shaped my life. One of those defining moments happened about 20 years ago....
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Why did I have to dig this deep to find this story?  The beauty and raw authenticity of this post is unequal.  Here I find a family that I would love to have dinner with as a person.  Just a simple person who is curious.  Moreover I feel as though it might be possible that they would consider inviting me to dinner.  

 

By 'dinner' I mean, 'here - I figured out a way to help out the world - would you like to join me?'  And the answer is of course, yes.  

 

This brings me to the question of storytelling.  If in education- then how does a story elicit collaboration?  In technology for education- is it just for glitz and circumstance or can you share an authentic story with me about how your tech 'feels' like it can inspire learning. I find the latter explicitly missing.  How can a teacher understand how to be inspired to implement your tool if you cannot tell them how>?

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ROI or RIP: The Lean Content Marketing Handbook for SMBs

ROI or RIP: The Lean Content Marketing Handbook for SMBs | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, SMBs are in need of lean content marketing strategies. It's for this reason that we've put together this 85+ page ebook.
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I would encourage educators to read this handbook as well.  

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Research: Active learning more important than flipping the classroom -- THE Journal

Research: Active learning more important than flipping the classroom -- THE Journal | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it

"An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University ..."

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Point taken - in fact I thought that the given was that the flipped classroom style encouraged more active learning in class - where the teacher could mentor and where they were learning with their collaborators.  

 

What is lacking for me in this article is retention level and what they are learning while they are learning.  Are they just learning the skills and facts or are they also learning how collaborate with other using the facts.  Did they just test once for these 'learning outcomes' mentioned or will retention be longterm.  

 

I guess I need to read the study!

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Matthew M.'s curator insight, March 4, 12:29 AM

I think that this scoop relates to our readings this week because it talks about The ability to obtain, assimilate and apply the right knowledge effectively, will become a key skill in the next century. Our ability will no longer be judged solely by qualifications gained in the past, but will also be assessed by our capacity to learn and adapt in the future.

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Out of the Box | Community Tool Box

Out of the Box | Community Tool Box | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
View community stories
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This is sooooo amazing!  I have been talking about building a platform just like this for a long time!  I am so glad to see that someone has done it!

 

This would be a good subject for a TEDx Talk!

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¿Necesitamos un aprendizaje complejo?

¿Necesitamos un aprendizaje complejo? | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
juandon (yo no estoy enredada).... Vale la pena hablar del artículo de mi compañero Steve Wheeler "How complex learning" y que viene a dicir.... "El aprendizaje es muy complejo. En consecuencia, cu...

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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel
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I love it - moving past substitution into redefinition!   Why why why did I not come up with this???  Kudos!

 

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The Problem With Positive Thinking

The Problem With Positive Thinking | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
It calms you down but drains you of energy.
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Thank you for the idiot review.  So it is surprising that a technique that leverages our base animal MO, "fight' is more powerful for the human species than shifting to a proactive positive point of view of formative response?  Um - Not really.  This article posits that when we fight with ourselves we get the best (immediate) response.  I would like to see this as a result of change over the five to ten year mark.  "Positive thinking is pleasurable, but it doesn't mean it's good for us."  UM.  Did someone just need something 'neat' to write about?  Gabriele, I have the utmost respect for you in your field and frankly I am tiring of the 'feel good' posts on Facebook too but it this really the conclusion? 

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Creating interactive narratives

Creating interactive narratives | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:00 AM


Fiona Milburn talks with Ingrid Kopp, director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute in New York, about creating interactive narratives.

Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:57 AM

Interesting interview.

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The Role of Storytelling: What Leadership Looks Like In 20 Years

The Role of Storytelling: What Leadership Looks Like In 20 Years | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future. But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, [...]

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:10 PM

Here is another article on leadership that will help us chart our future and create it well.


Heaven knows, just looking at the news headlines these days reminds us how critical leadership is. And I'm not just talking at the political level. Nor am I talking about leadership at the big corporate level. I'm talking about leadership at YOUR level -- no matter where you are in your career or professional life. We are all required to be leaders today in some way, shape or form, whether we work alone or with others.


So what skills do we need to cultivate now to be awesome in the next 20? This article covers them.


Out of the 6 discussed, 4 are related to storytelling:

  1. Questions Not Answers. Effective business storytelling is NOT about 'telling'. It's about evoking stories from others and listening. Then sharing a story in return. That's the exact opposite of what is usually taught however. In order to really leverage story as a leader, it's all about mastering the Art Of The Question. Knowing the right kinds of questions to ask when is one of the secrets to the universe. No kidding. You 'gotta master this one.
  2. Employee Pull. Story is a pull technology, not a push technology. Stories pull people into your world. If you are still relating to storytelling as a push technology -- let me tell you a story so I can push my message to you -- cut it out. Pivot and work with stories as a pull technology so you are working with modern 21st Century skills.
  3. Customer Pull. Ditto #2
  4. Purpose. Got a purpose for your company that creates a positive impact on the planet? In order for Purpose to come alive, to capture the hearts/minds of people, story is your #1 vehicle for getting the job done. Get this under your belt today so you are propelled past others who are late to the game.


There are 2 other skills the author talks about in this post. For me they are long on concepts and short on examples or how-to. But they are good signposts to keep on the radar screen and find more articles research on.


OK -- I'm off to client meetings. While I'm gone doing my story thing, read the insights from this article (of which there are many) so you can start preparing today for your leadership of tomorrow.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 28, 2014 8:07 AM

Good spin and interesting 

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Web 3.0 - connecting education & corporate learning

Web 3.0 - connecting education & corporate learning | Education, Technology and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Get a quick overview of what happened on the 26th of May during Docebo's event in Naples. We talked about School and work 3.0 with Claudio Erba.
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An interesting find...Web 3.0 talk in Italy. Where is the US in terms of a global outlook for online learing? Once leaders could we get left in the dust? Are we engaged in the conversation well enough> I do not know myself but I often wonder if we might not be paying close enough attention.
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