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Transmedia In Education: creating pervasive games – Transmedia Storyteller

Transmedia In Education: creating pervasive games – Transmedia Storyteller | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Robert Pratten demonstrates via case study with 15 year old transmedia enthusiast 'Conor' how to enjoy a story using a pervasive game that uses text messaging, audio and video.

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40+ Superb STEM Resources for Classrooms - Listly by Global Digital Citizen Foundation

If you're looking for some of the most engaging and informative STEM resources out there, look no further. The following list has over 40 of the

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.

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eTools for Language Teachers by Sylvia Duckworth

eTools for Language Teachers by Sylvia Duckworth | immersive media | Scoop.it
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The history of the Tulsa race massacre that destroyed America’s wealthiest black neighborhood | Meagan Day | Timeline | Medium.com

The history of the Tulsa race massacre that destroyed America’s wealthiest black neighborhood | Meagan Day | Timeline | Medium.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

In 1921, Tulsa had the wealthiest black neighborhood in the country. On Sundays, women wore satin dresses and diamonds, while men wore silk shirts and gold chains. In Greenwood, writes historian James S. Hirsch, “Teachers lived in brick homes furnished with Louis XIV dining room sets, fine china, and Steinway pianos.”

They called it Black Wall Street.

“They had done everything that they were supposed to do in terms of the American dream,” says Carol Anderson, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. “You work hard, you save your money, you go to school, you buy property. And this is what they had done under horrific conditions.”

Greenwood was strictly segregated from the rest of the city, but still it flourished. It was home to black lawyers, business owners, and doctors — including Dr. A.C. Jackson, who was considered the most skilled black surgeon in America and had a net worth of $100,000.

Dr. Jackson was killed on the night of May 31st, 1921, along with hundreds of black Tulsans. Thirty-five blocks of Greenwood were razed that night. 1,256 homes and 191 businesses were destroyed. 10,000 black people were left homeless.

By morning, Black Wall Street had been reduced to rubble.


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A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence

A New Refutation of Time: Borges on the Most Paradoxical Dimension of Existence | immersive media | Scoop.it
"Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a

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Save The Day: a good example of Digital #Storytelling for a cause

The world's biggest celebrities explain why it is Important that you vote on November 8! Visit: http://www.savetheday.vote to find out how you can registe

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How important is vocabulary? Tim Shanahan

How important is vocabulary? Tim Shanahan | immersive media | Scoop.it
FN: We think vocabulary is a hidden driver of long term outcomes in both reading and in school overall.  In Reading Reconsidered we advise teachers to invest more heavily in it.  But vocabulary has an assessment problem. It’s hard to tell how good students’ vocabulary is or how fast vocabularies are growing.  Any practical thoughts on measurement of vocabulary for schools?
 

TS: Vocabulary is important—especially as one moves up the grades and confronts texts that use a more diversified collection of words. The correlation of vocabulary and comprehension is surprisingly low in the earliest grades, but that correlation increases every year as students advance through school. Initially vocabulary isn’t that important because the word load of most beginning reading materials don’t exceed children’s oral language development (for years, publishers worked very hard at making sure, in fact, that the vocabulary demands of early textbooks did not exceed what children were likely to know in this regard). But, as this question notes, vocabulary assessment is challenging. If all that you want to know is whether a student is making progress in vocabulary development from year to year or what their normative level of vocabulary knowledge might be, then there are standardized instruments like the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test that can be group administered. The benefit of such testing is that it should account for both the intentional and incidental aspects of vocabulary learning. Students certainly can learn words that are taught to them, but a substantial share of vocabulary development results from independent reading, media experience, and social interactions, when there may be no real intent to learn new words. However, what we often really want to know is how much impact our intentional efforts to foster vocabulary growth are having, and for that I would suggest simply keeping track of all the words that kids are exposed to through instruction and evaluating their knowledge of random sets of these words from time to time. Thus, let’s say across the curriculum, you were introducing/exposing/teaching 20 words per week. Perhaps at the end of the month you would randomly select 20 of these 80 to 100 words, to estimate what percentage of these kids were maintaining. Then at the end of two months, you’d have 160-180 words to choose from, and so on. This would not tell you how fast kids’ vocabularies were growing because it would ignore all the incidental learning that we know takes place, but it would allow teachers to estimate how effective their vocabulary teaching efforts were and if some kids were benefiting more than others.

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Trello - help your student groups work more collaboratively 

Trello - help your student groups work more collaboratively  | immersive media | Scoop.it
Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

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Quizlet Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students via @KellyWalsh

Quizlet Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students via @KellyWalsh | immersive media | Scoop.it
And What do you do to Keep Improving When You are Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around? I knew Quizlet was popular, but when I spoke with Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach recently, I was surprised to

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Storytelling as "Game-Changing Technology"

Storytelling as "Game-Changing Technology" | immersive media | Scoop.it
In his recent TED Talk, Princeton professor Uri Hasson investigates what he calls “a device that can record my memories, my dreams, my ideas, and transmit them to your brain.” Drawing on his research, Hasson argues that this “game-changing technology” already exists—that it has existed for thousands of years, though we are only now learning to understand how it works. The technology is “human communication” and, most important, “effective storytelling.”

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The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry | immersive media | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools for Teachers. How To Use The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools for Teachers.

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#MobileSapiens: A Creative Safari

#MobileSapiens: A Creative Safari | immersive media | Scoop.it
  This summer I took a chance on a new form of conference offering for me - the outside-the-venue-creative-safari. I launched it at Alan November's Building Learning Communities (BLC 16), which is one of the most intimate and thought-provoking events out there. Part of my raison d'être is that I firmly believe in the use of…

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Storytelling advice from Akira Kurosawa

Storytelling advice from Akira Kurosawa | immersive media | Scoop.it
Akira Kurosawa was one of the masters of cinema. Below is a six-minute interview where Kurosawa offers advice to aspiring filmmakers, but the advice can be applied more widely to other creative disciplines as well.


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Transmedia storytelling can be an effective health intervention

Transmedia storytelling can be an effective health intervention | immersive media | Scoop.it
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “East Los High,” a pioneering
transmedia edutainment program purposely designed to address issues
of reproductive and sexual health among teens, is demonstrating the
power and potential of leveraging entertainment media for health
promotion and social change.


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How to Create a Compelling Six-Second Brand Story?

How to Create a Compelling Six-Second Brand Story? | immersive media | Scoop.it
The reality is that you have six seconds to tell your brand story and make a connection with your customer. Yes, six seconds. A 6-second window to give your customers, your audience, a reason to care, and a reason to want to learn more about your offer. Success in those six seconds depends on the perceived value that your brand will bring to the customers’ lives: the “Why you do what you do.” This message needs to be always refined through the lens of simplicity, clarity and alignment; the three foundational pillars that a brand story absolutely must have to connect and engage with the customer.

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David Byrne & Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain the Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization) Open Culture

Unless you’re a policy geek or an educator, you may never have heard of the “STEM vs. STEAM” debate. STEM, of course, stands for the formula of “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” as a baseline for educational curriculum. STEAM argues for the necessity of the arts, which in primary and secondary education have waxed and waned depending on prevailing theory and, perhaps more importantly, political will.


Andrew Carnegie may have donated handsomely to higher education, but he frowned on the study of “dead languages” and other useless pursuits. Industrialist Richard Teller Crane opined in 1911 that no one with “a taste for literature has the right to be happy” because “the only men entitled to happiness… are those who are useful.”

It’s a long way from thinking of poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” as Percy Shelley wrote in his “Defence of Poetry” 90 years earlier, but Shelley’s essay shows that even then the arts needed defending. By the time we get to STEM thinking, the arts have disappeared entirely from the conversation, become an afterthought, as venture capitalists, rather than wealthy industrialists, decide to trim them away from public policy and private investment.


The situation may be improving, as more educators embrace STEAM, but “there’s tension,” as Neil DeGrasse Tyson says in the excerpt above from his StarTalk interview show on Nat Geo. In the kinds of funding crises most school districts find themselves in, “school boards are wondering, do we cut the art, do we keep the science?”


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Infographics

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Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, September 23, 3:03 PM
Very complete bank of tools to learn to integrate the use of infographics in your classes, wonderfully collected by Kathy Schrock
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HTML Animation, Games, Apps, Videos, Logos, Banners, eCards, Presentations and Multimedia Websites. - Hippani

HTML Animation, Games, Apps, Videos, Logos, Banners, eCards, Presentations and Multimedia Websites. - Hippani | immersive media | Scoop.it
Introducing Hippo Animator, professional HTML animation software designed to replace web plugins like Adobe Flash, Silverlight and Java. Works in desktop web browsers, tablets, mobile phones, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phone. Export HTML5, HTML4, widgets, video, GIF and images.

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The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion

The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion | immersive media | Scoop.it
"We need to re-learn the value of calculated moments of self-compassion; we need to appreciate the role of self-care in a good, ambitious and fruitful life."

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Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective | C.J. Polychroniou | Truth-Out.org

Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective | C.J. Polychroniou | Truth-Out.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

Human language is crucial to the scientific quest to understand what kind of creatures we are and, thus crucial to unlocking the mysteries of human nature.

In the interview that follows, Noam Chomsky, the scholar who single-handedly revolutionized the modern field of linguistics, discusses the evolution of language and lays out the biolinguist perspective -- the idea that a human being's language represents a state of some component of the mind. This is an idea that continues to baffle many non-experts, many of whom have sought to challenge Chomsky's theory of language without really understanding it.

Journalist and ''radical chic" reactionary writer Tom Wolfe was the latest to do so in his laughable new book, The Kingdom of Speech, which seeks to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky through sarcastic and ignorant remarks, making vitriolic attacks on their personalities and expressing a deep hatred for the Left. Indeed, this much-publicized book not only displays amazing ignorance about evolution in general and the field of linguistics in particular, but also aims to portray Noam Chomsky as evil -- due to his constant and relentless exposure of the crimes of US foreign policy and other challenges to the status quo.


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#Hackmyclassroom: Game Based Learning vs. Gamification in K12 - Oct. 3 - 2pm EST

#Hackmyclassroom: Game Based Learning vs. Gamification in K12 - Oct. 3 - 2pm EST | immersive media | Scoop.it
Game Based Learning (GBL) and Gamification are on the rise in K12, and for good reason.In this webinar, Megan Evans, from California Virtual Academy, expla

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5 Ways to Inspire Imagination Through Simple Visual Storytelling

5 Ways to Inspire Imagination Through Simple Visual Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
You’ll see how the context, and some subtle changes, alter the emotional response you feel. This post showcases imagination - the readers imagination. How do you inspire imagination? Often by providing fewer details. With less detail, your reader has no choice but to let their imagination will fill in the gaps. Their experiences, emotional state, and passions add meaning to the image. When done right, those emotions can touch passions and strike up anxieties that compel action. 

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | immersive media | Scoop.it
Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built

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Teachers Are Not to Blame | E.D. Hirsch Jr. | The Atlantic

Teachers Are Not to Blame | E.D. Hirsch Jr. | The Atlantic | immersive media | Scoop.it

Why has the topic of teacher quality suddenly reached such a crescendo? Education reform has been on the national agenda since 1983, the year of A Nation at Risk, but only in the last few years has the teacher-quality issue risen to the top. I think it may be reform fatigue, possibly desperation. The teacher is becoming a convenient scapegoat for America’s education reformers, who, after decades of ideas that have not panned out, cling to the belief that the flaw is not in the reform ideas themselves but in their implementation.

Teachers are being blamed for failures not their own. The “back-to-basics” and “whole-school reform” strategies disappointed. Similarly, as the National Assessment of Educational Progress has consistently shown, the state-standards movement and the No Child Left Behind law have left high-school students just about as far behind as they were before the reforms were instituted. Charter schools, despite their laudable triumphs, are highly uneven in quality, and their overall results are not much better than those of regular schools.


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Narrative medicine for social and physician wellness

Narrative medicine for social and physician wellness | immersive media | Scoop.it
Narrative medicine as a literary form that engages care providers including physicians to share their witnessed stories of humanity can be an instrumental tool to repeatedly resuscitate the physician. Relationship centered medicine has been considered a way to help doctors stay in love with doctoring and that premise is supported by narrative medicine to help refocus the efforts of medicine around relationships.

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