A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xrDuDaJmDr. Pamela Rutledge's insight: Good tools for story-branding on a budget.
As a big fan of digital storytelling and oral history, I was very interested to learn about the website Narrable.com a couple of weeks ago during TEDxOU, thanks to David Glover. Narrable is an app which seeks to “Capture the ...
Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:
"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.
We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience. "So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.
Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation. The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.
Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.
The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story. Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.
The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."
Today’s storytelling, whether by content creators,brands or consumers is enabled by technology as neverbefore. Because of this, informed collaboration betweenstorytellers and technology companies is now drivinghow the consumer experiences content. This relationshipis becoming increasingly more interdependent, and
This is a link to an interesting website called "The Elements of StoryBuilding/Making/Telling", a project of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Institute for New Media Studies and The Media Center
Everyone loves a good story. Writing it is another matter. Come to think of it, crafting a good story shouldn’t be too difficult. We are surrounded by stories of all kinds. Films and soap operas are the visual ones.
There are some new tools on this site that might be useful in education - folding story, filcily, storymash
I participated in an etmooc session about Digital Sotrytelling for K-12 hosted by Darren Kuropatwa yesterday. You can watch the archived session here, view Darren's Slides and check out the session resources here.
The Academic Partnerships program is called MOOC2Degree, and deals with the credit issue in another way. This program takes existing programs that offered online (but not as MOOCs) and are fully accredited through their host institutions, and makes the first course into a MOOC -- open to all and free, but awarding credit to those who complete successfully.
"Western culture's traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement," says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of thi... (Yes, yes, YES! Thank-you @schmutzie this is completely my mantra!
Esri publishes story maps with three goals: To showcase interesting and important topics; to explore techniques and best practices for map-based storytelling; and to help enable people to make their own story maps
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