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Serious eLearning Manifesto

Serious eLearning Manifesto | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
By putting forth this Manifesto, Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer invite all learning professionals to pledge to do the things that are necessary to create an engaging...
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I think it is interesting the way this crew is beating the path to 'shake things up' (to quote Bones).

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How technology can unleash India’s full potential

How technology can unleash India’s full potential | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Technology can fix corruption, health care, education, water sanitation and more.
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"Tens of millions of children in India receive substandard education or none at all.  It will take years to train new teachers and build schools, and an entire generation will be left out.  The only practical solution is to roll out digital tutors with the help of NGOs so that communities can uplift themselves."

 

Adoption is the only option.  While I still hear debates happening in the US it seems that the use of technology is the only way forward for many other countries.  I am fascinated to see what will happen with adaptive learning. 

 

"The digital tutor of the future will take students into holographic simulations to teach history, culture, and geography.  It will provide equally good education to all children, rich and poor."

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E-Learning Design's Lost Focus on the Learner

E-Learning Design's Lost Focus on the Learner | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Focusing on how to get started almost always seems to center on what the designer should do—and buy.
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How does using adding story into the education + technology equation = better learning?  We often think of interaction as the power to click.  However, people naturally engage with story that imprints learning much more effectively than rote memorization.  Learning how best to couch your learning in a Big Picture umbrella that involves story will cause your learners to naturally interact with your course, beyond just clicks.

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4 Ways to Nail Your Mobile Learning Game Plan at ASTD 2014 | Float Mobile Learning

4 Ways to Nail Your Mobile Learning Game Plan at ASTD 2014 | Float Mobile Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
After setting your goals for enterprise mobile learning, learn about how to follow through with them at an event of this size.

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How Technology Enables Blended Learning

How Technology Enables Blended Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
School districts are flipping education on its head with mobile and online teaching tools.
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I would like to have the bandwidth to be able to interview and follow students that are experiencing these similar yet diverse approaches to implementation.  What cultural story about education is being told in each of these schools?   What can forward thinking T & D departments learn from it?

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What Is Digital Pedagogy?

What Is Digital Pedagogy? | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Entering a classroom, we think first about its walls. We think about where the desks sit. Where we will stand. Whether there are windows, where the doors are, how the chalkboard, whiteboard, or ove...
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Speaking of storytelling...speaking of engaging learners...speaking of possibility.  Seth Godin - I ask when we learned as tribes was it within walls? No.  So if your followers have children how do they learn? Within walls? Doubt it.

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Are We Solving For the Wrong Problems? - Disenthrall

Are We Solving For the Wrong Problems? - Disenthrall | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

We tackle problems every day. Different people solve problems differently. Some tackle them head on, some take a step back and ponder, and some simply react with the first solution that pops into their head. None of these approaches are always right and none of these are always wrong. Different problems call for …

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As a coach for many years I was constantly faced with trying to sort out what the underlying cause was when i student hit a proverbial 'brick wall'.  Sure we could have drilled and drilled at a particular exercise until it 'sunk in' but that usually just resulted in a bored and annoyed student whose morale was waning.  Often we had to take a step back to a place of success and build from there, or take a deeper look at what thought, idea, belief or even emotion was more or less blocking the learning. 

 

Similar to what is pointed out in this article, this process helped the student find their way back through all the minor failures and challenges to the original objective and empowered them to start to formulate their own strategy for getting there.  This empowerment is crucial to successful self-inspired learning.

 

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The Other Brian Whitmer: Instructional Design is Not Interface Design

The Other Brian Whitmer: Instructional Design is Not Interface Design | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
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This same issue has surfaced with my work lately. 

 

For me I am faced with the question of where to strike a balance between interface design that will not DETER the learner from the experience but rather lure them in without confusing them.  Some of the audience I am working with are more mature and thus are not digital natives.  Unlike a millennial that spend lots of time gaming, this demographic is not going to be interested in a challenge of find what rock the nugget of info (gold) is under.  At the same time how do I bump it past boring flat presentation, possibly a bit of assessment type exercises and some forum posting.  Like Brian points out,

 

"It's not about forcing a learner to post at least once in the discussion board in order to get a grade, but it should be about exposing them to the experiences they mightn't pursue on their own that will help them deepen or solidify their understanding. Maybe in a perfect world all learners would see this as part of their successful learning workflow, in which case you could fall back to arguing that instructional design and interface design have the same goal, but that's not the case today."

 

Is this semantics or schematics?  How do we reach towards this when bespoke elearning is not quite there yet?  My thought is that you need to try to embed teaching how a ________(insert noun) needs to think in teaching the skills/understanding of what they need to think about and learn.  Ie, Recently on a NPR story about bee keeping I heard a woman exclaim, you have to learn how to think like a bee...not just about how to be a bee keeper!  Now that really brings some fun elearning to my mind.

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5 Surprising Subjects That Can Be Taught Online | Minds Enabled

5 Surprising Subjects That Can Be Taught Online | Minds Enabled | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Unusual Subjects that Work Online
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This contains a video of an insightful, wait...incite full, speech about what it takes to be a makers, whether it be game designer or set designer by Mythbuster's Adam Savage.

Moreover, it points out that there is plenty of opportunity for informal education online and this is empowering the maker movement. Author Andrew Baxter, a Curricuum Specialist for Enable Education, reminds us of the massive online learning communities that have developed around sharing (teaching) maker skills, music, art, soft skills and even medicine.  He alludes to the fact that the google glass captured surgeries that available by webcast are yet just the tip of the iceburg of what will become possible with this "from my perspective' style video.  Simulations are nice but nothing compared to through the eyes of an expert.

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COMPETITION: Social & Business Co-Creation: collaboration for impact

COMPETITION: Social & Business Co-Creation: collaboration for impact | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Ashoka, the Zermatt Summit Foundation, Fondation Guilé, DPD and Boehringher Ingelheim have launched an unprecedented online collaborative competition, Social & Business Co-Creation: collaboration for impact to source, highlight and catalyze innovative Co-Creation projects in Europe led by social-mission organisations, traditional businesses and public institutions.


Via The Ashoka Community
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And this is how businesses rewrite the story about collaboration and social change.  Experience is education.  I would love to do a documentary following just one of these projects.

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Ashoka Europe proudly present the launch of the Social & Business Co-Creation Competition. Because no player - whether government, social entrepreneur, non-profit, or business - can address today's social and environmental challenges alone.

The Ashoka Community's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:21 AM

Ashoka Europe proudly present the Social & Business Co-Creation Competition. Because no player - whether government, social entrepreneur, non-profit, or business - can address today's social and environmental challenges alone. Just ONE WEEK TO GO!

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Walled World

Walled World | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations

Via Seth Dixon
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This is exactly why I am interested in collaborative online international learning as well as adaptive learning. 

 

What are the opportunities to integrate bridge building learning activities in an cirriculum, via online learning?  Any subject any time.  Even better, how to empower students to create self-directed study accross 'walls'? Gaming?

 

What types of stories will 'retell' this scenario? Reframe perspectives?  What mediums can they be told through to reach the appropriate audiences?

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Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:06 AM

We looked at this map in class its really interesting nd weird to see all the dividing walls in the world and to discover ones youve never seen before.

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, October 12, 2015 9:53 PM

The video attached to this article reminded me made me think "racism". It is not Americas first time targeting one cultural group and antagonizing them. We did it to the Indians, Jews, at one time we denied Chinese immigrants the right to enter the country or become a citizen. The projection of walls in my opinion only creates more room for crime. I would love to research what benefits its had. I think the world is lacking the understand that people are people .period. This segregation and division is so unnecessary and creates wars, tension, hostility, and divide.

 

Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:41 AM

the social impact is we do not get to mingle with people of different culture, religion, ethnicity. Economically businesses do not grow at least on the small business side. There is no chance of growth. what about population once again if you stay with in a section divided by walls then the population stays within. a society would have to stay above the 2.06 fertility rate to keep their population stable.

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2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling

2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
“ A collection of interactive stories, charts and maps by The New York Times in 2013.”
Via José Carlos
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Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching

Research: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
It's not the "soft skills."
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It is intriguing to me that adult learners may not always know what is best for them.  Is your perception of what you need to learn correct?  How does one do a self assessment with regard to this? 

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TWIST Conversations: Clark Quinn on Why Now is the Time for Mobile Learning

TWIST Conversations: Clark Quinn on Why Now is the Time for Mobile Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Welcome to TWIST Conversations, where we chat with a member of the Guild Community exploring current trends in learning, performance, and technology. In this episode of TWIST Conversations I chat w...
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Neat new segment on the eLearning Guild website "TWIST".

 

How could you use mobile for learning?  What is the future of social learning in the workplace?

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Data Links Best With a Good Story--& the reverse is true too!

Data Links Best With a Good Story--& the reverse is true too! | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
The Washington Post is betting on the intersection of data and drama.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:07 AM

I'm finally back online after a 2-week vacation so I'll be posting more regularly now.


And I found this terrific article on data and storytelling from HBR that is very wise. The author is Walter Frick and he's interviewing journalist Jim Tankersley of the Washington Post. Jim is talking about linking data and story together -- ways to do it and how to think about it. 


I love what he says here: "Data and visualizations and storytelling — human drama — when combined help readers understand concepts. I can get a lot from one great visual chart, I can get more context from several paragraphs just really laying out the conclusions of data. And I can get a lot out of a story about someone like me doing something that is interesting to me. But I think that when you bring them all together what you get is this experience where people have a process of discovery for themselves which I think is important for learning. If you are just looking at a chart you can try to figure out what it’s telling you and there’s a little bit of discovery as [you] decipher it. If that chart occurs in the natural flow of narrative or storytelling, then I think it’s almost a clue popping up as you’re trying to solve this mystery. I think that when they all work together, they're more powerful than any of them alone."


There are many other great insights and words of wisdom here for anyone who needs/wants to work with both stories and data together. There's lots to learn here.


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An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

“ An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media #edtech #ukedchat http://t.co/VCGdXvykf4”;


Via KiwiBelma, Alfredo Calderón, Lucja
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This is just a bit older but a great find.  I am working on a project about the different ways to use social media in learning; pushing out information, consuming information, and in content curation.  I love that this couches the trend in a 1969 start with Compuserve.  We tend to be aware of the boom in the last 5-10 years but miss the miss the ramp up.

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Get Small: Reframe eLearning Design by Michael Boyette : Learning Solutions Magazine

Get Small: Reframe eLearning Design by Michael  Boyette : Learning Solutions Magazine | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

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How Storytelling reveals Homelessness Realities

How Storytelling reveals Homelessness Realities | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
One nonprofit is dedicated to changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness through storytelling. This vlog project gives the homeles...
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I have a special interest in how community storytelling is in fact a powerful educational tool that can create micro change. 

 

This man, drawing from his own experience, is choosing to document the least listened to humans in our county.  These stories are reaching thousands of eyes and ears through Twitter.  The awareness he is bringing is galvanizing communities to take care of their own. 

 

Interesting read.  @home

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Is lecture capture the worst educational technology? | Mark Smithers

Is lecture capture the worst educational technology? | Mark Smithers | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Is lecture capture the single worst example of poor educational technology use in higher education? Many institutions seem to be completely obsessed
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Is this true of all video based learning? Not just the massive lecture?  When is video learning appropriate and when is it just a way to celebrate the 'sage on the stage' and who decides?

 

I need to further research if there is a formal pedagogy in existence that helps with discovering that line in the sand.

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Joe's Digital Diner

Joe's Digital Diner | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

The Center for Digital Storytelling celebrates its 20th anniversary with a free event at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The event will feature a discussion with an expert panel and selected digital stories spanning the past 20 years.

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I wish I could attend this and meet the pioneers of digital media.  I am hoping that they capture this event on video and make it available to the public post-event.  The work of these folks has been inspirational to me.  Telling and sharing stories about personal experience is a special type of educational activity that I think is sorely underestimated and under utilized. 

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What Is A "Curation Collison" & Thanks To 17 Great Curation Teachers On Scoop.it

What Is A "Curation Collison" & Thanks To 17 Great Curation Teachers On Scoop.it | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Curation Collisions Create SURPRISE & Surprise Matters
We are OLD even when we are young now. There is no way to remain YOUNG for very long with so much information chasing us. The next generation lives on their phones the one after may be searching the web and emailing as they look through their Google Glass.

Scoop.it CEO @Guillaume Decugismade an interesting offhand suggestion about curation to me a few weeks ago. Guillaume noted how important curation becomes when we slouch toward the point when everything that ever NEEDS to be written has been written.

Guillaume means what I call "rich snippet" curation or content curation where the hand of the curator is present and accounted for. This is the kind of curation many great teacher helped me learn over the past few years - a skill that feels increasingly important in a way that reminds me of how I felt about SEO before there was a new sheriff in town named Navneet Panda.

We learn best by DOING and this GooglePlus post says THANKS to kind and patient teachers who you should FOLLOW on Scoopit  and learn content curaiton too:

@Robin Good

@maxOz(Michele)
@Ally Greer

@Ana Cristina Pratas

@ janlgordon

@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com

@Karen Dietz

@malek

@Thomas Faltin

@Jeff Domansky

@Alex Butler

@The Fish Firm

@massimo facchinetti

@Giuseppe Mauriello

@Mariano Pallottini

@Jesús Hernández

@Guillaume Decugis

 

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Thanks to one of my most inspiring curators for his kind and generous note. Thanks @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
janlgordon's comment, February 10, 2014 9:09 PM
Marty, thank you for including me on this list of talented curators. You definitely belong on here, You have been a great teacher to me and so many others. Your curation is an outstanding example to anyone who wants to learn how to do this right. You are also a master at marketing and promotion of your work and that of others. You are one of the most generous people I've ever met and I thank you once again.
Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, February 20, 2014 11:27 PM

Education and digital curation

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The Role of Story, Sci-Fi + Transmedia in Developing Corporate Strategies

The Role of Story, Sci-Fi + Transmedia in Developing Corporate Strategies | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
This deck supported a Lab led by Ian Ginn in December in The Hague, investigating in-company narratives to communicate future technology options. Discusses: Com

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:20 PM

Being able to peer into the future and generate corporate strategies is a tough feat. Same with generating a company's Future Story (what the future will look like through the actions you are taking today).


While I don't necessarily agree that transmedia storytelling is the answer, what I really do like about this SlideShare piece is its unique take on how science fiction and speculative science can help solve these challenges.


I bet you get a few creative ideas from this piece! Enjoy!


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

Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:14 AM

I´m working with the art of oral storytelling and tries to introduce it in digital medias. I think that the art of storytelling has got a lot to do in the new medias. Watch my site www.digitalstoryteller.dk/english

Peter Evans's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:30 AM

A very interesting set of slides illustrating the power of thinking about the future as a narrative tale. A good complement to the scenario planning processes that came out of Shell, etc

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E-Learning Design for Constructive Failure: Unleash an Inner Genius

E-Learning Design for Constructive Failure: Unleash an Inner Genius | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein
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This is a point where my decade of experience coaching horseback riding meets my present endeavours in learning technologies.  It also points to the question of what type of 'story of learning' do we create alongside the method of learning we encorporate in our eLearning?  In horseback riding the best rider's story was that they got back up after eating a mouthful of dirt.  

 

I was just listening to John Lasseter talk about working at Pixar vs Hollywood at large.  He related movie making in hollywood to an acrobatic act with no net, ", in fact you actually picture big huge spikes just waiting for you to impale yourself on."  At Pixar not only was there a net but it was filled with huge cushy pillows.  "You cannot learn anything without failure".  We all know the actual larger success of Pixar.  

 

My point is that, the learning we create for learners thus influences their story of learning.  Tony Robbins cautions organizations on creating and owning the right story. Let learning be a confortable space for failure and you will ignite a story in which there is a desire to learn more...not a fear.

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Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet

Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.

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This is quite fun!

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Hilario's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:18 AM

amazing resource . I'd try to do it with collocations instead of words. THX for sharing, jh

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:43 AM

Très utile pour vérifier l'acquisition de nos connaissances

HHBK's curator insight, October 9, 2014 4:07 PM

Great tool to learn and practice vocabular

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Top Stories for 2013

Top Stories for 2013 | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

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Thanks for the insight Karen!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 27, 2013 5:04 PM

It’s always fun to review the year and see what my reader’s most favorite articles were. So here’s the list for 2013!

 

The first list contains the ones that received the most views. The second list has the posts that generated the most buzz.

 

If you missed any of them, go grab them now. Have fun and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings :)

 

Most Views:

  1. Presentations Infographic -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=presentations+infographic%3A+making  
  2. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+tips+to+beautiful
  3. 10 Examples of Storytelling Web Design -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=10+examples+of+storytelling+web
  4. 5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=5+powerful+ways
  5. Seven Steps to Perfect Stories?? -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=seven+steps+to+perfect+stories
  6. 8 Steps to Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=8+steps+to+creating
  7. Storytelling – the #1 Business Skill for the Next 5 Years -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=the+%231+business+skill
  8. Why Your Brain Loves Music (and Stories) -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=brain+loves+music
  9. Using Story in Design, Innovation, Problem Solving -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=using+story+in+design%2C+innovation
  10. Big Marketing Activity Coloring Book -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=big+marketing+activity+coloring

 

 

Most Buzz:

  1. Create Great Video Stories -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=create+great+video+stories+with+new
  2. Creating Great Images With Quotes -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=creating+great+images+with+quotes
  3. How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4010657482/2013/11/08/how-to-create-storied-videos-to-capture-your-audience
  4. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations -- -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+tips+to+beautiful
  5. 7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips -- http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it?q=7+great+ipad+apps+for+creating


Happy New Year everyone! Let's rock it in 2014!


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