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Teaching Narratives across the oral, print, & digital media
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J. R. R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children”

J. R. R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children” | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage
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Tolkien guides us to see Good Stories as “Recovery (which includes return and renewal of health) is a re-gaining—regaining of a clear view… to clean our windows; so that the things seen clearly may be freed from the drab blur of triteness or familiarity—from possessiveness.” 

See also http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/tolkien-artist-illustrator/ for gorgeous art by Tolkien.

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Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs."
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Emmy Award Winner Leads Storytellers For Good

Emmy Award Winner Leads Storytellers For Good | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Emmy Award winner Cara Jones gave up her fabulous career as a television report to build Storytellers for Good to share stories about people who are doing good. 


Cara explained her work to me, saying, “Storytelling has the power to cut through the digital noise and create authentic connection.” 


She added, “People want to be part of something that is inspiring and makes them feel good and are motivated from that place.”


On Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:00 Eastern, Cara will join me f
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http://storytellersforgood.com/ is website for Cara Jones' organization. It includes links to productions they have made.

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Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World

Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
It’s a no-brainer that students are more engaged in learning when real-world problems and scenarios support what they’re doing. When students see the connection between what’s inside and what’s outside their classroom, they see that there’s more at stake in learning...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 9, 3:11 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

connie butcher's curator insight, November 10, 9:56 AM

It is high time we do this as instructors!

Michael Millard's curator insight, November 11, 3:04 AM

Intressanta platser, appar och sidor, som kan ge nya perspektiv.

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Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"Inspiration is for amateurs -- the rest of us just show up and get to work."

Questions of why creators create, how they structure their
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Multiplicity: Coming together, Commercial, Digital Media.

Multiplicity: Coming together, Commercial, Digital Media. | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
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Compelling video built around the Good Stories theme of coming together & yes, it is a commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6S1JoCSVNU#t=120

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Many business people have already discovered the power of storytelling in a practical sense – they have observed how compelling a well-constructed narrative can be. But recent scientific work is putting a much finer point on just how stories change our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 29, 4:39 PM

People love being told a story. I can work in many situations

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Bill Murray on storytelling

Bill Murray on storytelling | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Howard asks Bill how it is that he makes people laugh? Were there any secrets for making people consistently laugh? You and I may not need to make people laugh the way a comedian must, but for us we could frame the question more something like "how do you make people feel something? How do you make them care?" As for being funny, Bill says the key is having the ability to tell stories.

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Nike Foundation Launches 'Girl Effect' Accelerator to Combat Global Poverty

Nike Foundation Launches 'Girl Effect' Accelerator to Combat Global Poverty | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Ten companies that have been selected for a new startup incubator are committed to a linchpin of lifting millions out of poverty: empowering young women.
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Two Killer Methods to Tell a Social Impact Story

Two Killer Methods to Tell a Social Impact Story | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
The social impact story you tell in your CauseVox crowdfunding video is critical. Here are tactics to help your nonprofit and cause through storytelling.
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Note the analysis of the EarthRights Int. video:

Language: The film uses clear language and flashes keywords across the screen instead of using just a narrator.

Variety: They use a mix of interviews, images, and visual explanations to get their message across.

Framing: They find a way to explain both the issue they are trying to solve, and how they go about solving it, while providing context for any images or videos that could otherwise be viewed in a more dehumanizing light.

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glysolutions

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risk & self-forgiveness: essential to that " unfolding, transformational journey that is my life’s work."

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Puppeteer and once-silent West Village activist form friendship over marionettes

Puppeteer and once-silent West Village activist form friendship over marionettes | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Months after their unlikely friendship blossomed, a once-silent 85-year-old West Village activist is not only speaking again, but she has been given a "new breath of life" as one of his marionettes.
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Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up

Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Learning — or relearning — how to tell stories requires some skill. And consultants and researchers are lining up to teach it, often for a hefty fee.
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Filmmaking for everyone - Learn about film

Filmmaking for everyone - Learn about film | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
The filmmaking site for everyone. Advice on choosing gear, telling your story, planning, shooting and editing. Training, workshops, apps and free resources.
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Patagonia Invests In Yerdle Through Its Internal Venture Fund

Patagonia Invests In Yerdle Through Its Internal Venture Fund | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
At the Innovation Uncensored conference, Patagonia's president and CEO talks about its investments in responsible companies.
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Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel & Gretel, with Gorgeous Black-and-White Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti

Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel & Gretel, with Gorgeous Black-and-White Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up."
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Includes the 3 min video discussing the issue around why the author and publisher believe telling children about dark things can be empowering.

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The Hand Through the Fence: Pablo Neruda on What a Childhood Encounter Taught Him About Writing and Why We Make Art

The Hand Through the Fence: Pablo Neruda on What a Childhood Encounter Taught Him About Writing and Why We Make Art | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"To feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know ... widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things."
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why we make art...all of humanity is somehow together

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.
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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
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Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?

Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Living things do not evolve to fit into pre-existing environments, but co-construct and coevolve with their environments, in the process changing the structure of ecosystems.
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics

6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, bu...
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MakeBeliefs,MarvelKids, Pixton, TooDoo, Strip Generator, Pikistrips

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EarthRights International Raised Over $20,000 on CauseVox

EarthRights International Raised Over $20,000 on CauseVox | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
EarthRights International takes on corporate human rights abusers in the arena of public opinion by crowdfunding a documentary film series.
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Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling

Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
A look at how authors are using social media and visuals to connect with fans, build online communities and rethink the creative process.

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The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it

“A good story has to be extremely particular and peculiar to your life. It has to have an element of singularity and yet – and this is the alchemy and paradox of storytelling – it has to be something immediately universal, part of something that we all experience,”


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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, August 27, 2:33 AM

I like this personal story. Personal Storytelling is a very strog and important media. Follow my work at www.digitalstoryteller.dk