A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
Notes taken from Alec Couros‘s breakout session, “Introduction to Digital Storytelling" which include resources, tools, and examples.
In today's media rich world, there are an abundance of digital tools that allow students to express themselves through digital narratives in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. This presentation will introduce participants to the tools of digital story telling, provide rich examples of student work, and help to provide context to the relevance of story telling in curriculum and instruction.
Data visualisation is an effective tool in campaigning, strategic planning, education and analysis. Visualisation and data tools are democratising the use of information by civil society. Thanks to the emergence of easy-to-use tools it is now possible to make maps, interactive charts, network diagrams and other visual creations with limited or no technical knowledge.
On this site you will find:
Free-to-use and Open Source software tools and advice for visualising information: to help you make your own charts, maps and mashups and to help you collect and clean up data. Advice on the tactical use of data, evidence and visual communication for activists.Online manuals, toolkits and tutorials.Advice on how you can be smart and safe when using public, online tools. Everyone needs to be concerned about the security risks involved in working with large amounts of information online.
When I first started writing my biggest problem wasn't grammar, or punctuation, or even the fact that I was a terrible typist (thank goodness for computers!). My biggest problem was finding something to write about. I’d read a story in the newspaper, smack myself on the forehead, and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Then I went to a writer’s conference and heard Dennis Hensley speak. He talked about finding ideas, and said he had so many ideas that even if he wrote 24 hours a day, for the rest of his life, he’d never exhaust his supply. Since then I’ve been collecting idea tips. Here’s a few things that help me keep my idea pump primed.
Generator is a creative studio space for teachers and students to explore exemplary work by their peers and industry professionals. Comment, tag, and share creative work and education resources.
Download and upload work to the extensive Free Media Library. Submit your final creations to be showcased in the Video Gallery. The content on Generator is designed primarily for students in Year 7 to 11. Younger students in Years 5 to 6 will also enjoy the content. Occasionally, there will be video content that is best suited to an older audience.
So what's a 25 word story -- and more importantly, why would you want your kids to write them?
Well, a 25 word story is exactly what it sounds like: A 25 word story. It's a writing style that I first discovered by following Kevin Hogdson -- a really remarkable sixth grade language arts teacher -- in Twitter.
Kevin was regularly writing these incredible stories contained in a single tweet that had a clear beginning, middle and ending. They were emotional. They were funny. They were provocative and they were cool. And while there doesn't seem to be a ton of people writing them anymore, a little community grew up around the short stories being shared with the #25wordstory hashtag. Included is a downloadable handout to help write a really good 25 word story.
In the Age of Information Overload, nonprofit organizations often struggle with communicating their mission to the public. Since nonprofits rely on donors, volunteers, and the goodwill of the community for support, they must be able to explain their impact and why anyone should care. By using visual storytelling, a communication technique that utilizes photos, video, and other multimedia, nonprofits can communicate their message, connect with new audiences, and inspire them to get involved.
The SXSW Interactive panel “Mother Goose Got Punked” brings the top creative minds in the nonprofit community to teach organizations how they can implement visual storytelling to engage supporters. Panelist Aaron Bramley, Co-Founder & Director of Communication & Education for Austin-based Lights.Camera.Help, explains that with visual storytelling “you can really connect with an audience in a way that is concise and fits with what people are looking for online these days.” Read the article for tips & examples.
You may have a combination of family artifacts you’ve inherited and family history you have researched. To help transform masses of information into a story for yourself and your family, I’m going to share seven tips which I’ve gleaned from books, classes, and my own experience.
Yes, this is a beautiful unified design standard that is way more appealing than the default “Wall” tab on Facebook. The organizing principles appeal to Brand Managers in the same way it did my type A friends upon Timeline’s launch for personal pages. But if you look behind the headlines, functional analysis and feature listings, there’s an underlying storyline that needs to be told. The story, is Stories.
If you read between the lines, you’ll discover that the entire Facebook platform is organized around the generation and amplification of stories. Marketers should be singularly focused to do both effectively. Here’s how: Timeline helps brands become better storytellers and extends the reach of those stories to more customers and prospects. Here's how
- Every brand has a story. Tell yours.
- Stories get the “star” treatment.
- Apps are story generation engines – verbs are the fuel.
An experience is in the eyes of the beholder. It doesn’t matter what you, the designer of the experience, planned for. It’s what the individual takes away. The story they tell themselves. The story they remember. The story they share based on the experience.
Video fundraising appeals are a unique way for nonprofit organizations to communicate their needs effectively and reach a wide, online audience. Like television ads for political campaigns, the public is moved by performances of human beings asking for help as opposed to just reading an appeal. The key elements in video fundraising involve the content, length, style and sound.
Master storytellers know what to do and how to tell a story. Some from an instinctive place within them and others from an understanding of the rules. If they know the rules they can share them with us. Here is master storyteller of Andrew Stanton at a TED sharing with us what he knows of the craft of great storytelling.
Ben Caldwell tested for Dreamworks a few years ago and received some very cool notes about effective character design and visual storytelling techniques. He’s sharing those on his blog in a couple of posts, noting that while the pages were designed to help storyboard artists, “a lot of it is good, common sense advice for graphic storytelling in general.”
A resident in the community documents the events and the town through video. She started to discover interesting things and interesting people operating around her that she had missed even after 20 years of living there. She settled on a simple execution – showing the beauty of our community without narration (meaning no voice over while the video runs, just music); showing the viewer a real homegrown and yet poetic representation of why Canal Winchester is a nice place to visit. The results of their efforts has been astonishing.
It's been said in the past that in comics, the artist does the job of a dozen people on a film. The acting, the set design, the angles of the shots, the props -- it all comes down to choices made by artists when they're laying out a page, and when you've got that much going on, it's easy to make a mistake. Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of a seven-page Comic Artist's Toolkit!
A storyteller, though voice and jester, invites people to join him/her on a guided tour of images, the place where a story begins, change happens and where life or someone’s awareness will never again be the same: knowing that the beginning will never be the same as the ending. Here are 8 tips to help tell your story.
A good story line has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. It also has a plot with tension. Your experience shouldn’t be a breeze, we want conflict, we want to hear about getting a wrong diagnosis, being caught in an elevator when it’s time to deliver your baby, having your arm stuck between a rock and a hard place. If your experience doesn’t have a little bit of drama, a moment or two of “I don’t think she’s going to make it.” then it’s not going to be read by too many people.
Every year, ShelterBox volunteers from across the globe come together for their annual conference to learn how they can best deliver shelter, warmth, and dignity to disaster survivors. This year, the Poynter Institute’s Roy Peter Clark led a session on storytelling.
So what’s the secret to a good story? Well, according to Clark the most important story elements are an inciting incident, up-the-ante-moments, and colorful particulars. Find out why the "Love Motel" story became the favourite story of the conference.
drafted a set of "secret story guidelines," as Stanton describes them, to help guide them internally against the prevailing winds in the animation world at the time. The idea of taking the time to look around your industry, identify your opportunity, and list off a set of defiant (and slightly cheeky) guidelines that everyone on the team can hold onto proved incredibly powerful for Pixar.
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