Great content begins and ends with great stories. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage and persuade an audience. But not if you’re telling the same old stories we’ve all heard a thousand times before. You need to tell truly original stories—otherwise, people will tune you out. Here’s What Not to Do Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A professor fills a jar with rocks and asks his students if they think it’s full… Or this one: A battleship spots a light from an approaching vessel and orders it to adjust course… Or this old classic: A young man comes upon thousands of starfish washed up on the beach and throws one back into the water. An older man scoffs, telling him he can’t possibly save them all… Just in case you haven’t heard these tired old tales (*spoiler alert*) the jar isn’t... keep reading
Today’s college students arrive on campus with an average of seven devices. Eighty percent of these students will carry and use a mobile phone during every waking hour of the day. So, how do you navigate all of this screen mayhem to reach students where they are…eyes to the screen? That’s the chal
"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."
Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, the 21st-century student will be taught in fundamentally new ways.
#"Storytelling is a powerful way to inspire students, build community and give children a voice. There are a few great apps that help students of all ages write and tell their own stories (Shadow Puppet, Toontastic) and a new app that I absolutely love is Adobe Voice. This free iPad app is very user friendly and makes the storytelling process simple for children young and old. Kids can add pictures, text, and even choose from different icons to bring their stories to life. Adobe Voice has an easy recording feature for students to add their voice as narration. There is a music library and a selection of themes for users to pick out and include in their final product."
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