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4 Elements of Epic Storytelling

4 Elements of Epic Storytelling | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

"When I’m immersed in fantasy, a trance envelopes me. There’s something about great fantasy storytelling that trumps all other genres in drawing me into the world and story.

 

Call me crazy, but I think I’m onto something here. And that something is the recipe for the domination of the imagination. Much like The Hero with a Thousand Faces, I think epic storytelling has a certain formula that can produce a killer product."


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John Purificati's comment, March 30, 2013 10:47 AM
Thanks Gregg.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:40 PM

The key elements of story.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:34 AM

I think these could hold true for any storytelling. Sure, world-building is something fantasy and sci-fi writers talk about, but building a unique realistic world can be equally engrossing. That world would be internal or personal, but still....

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Some Great Tools for Transcribing Audio and Video Content ~ EdTech and MLearning

Some Great Tools for Transcribing Audio and Video Content ~ EdTech and MLearning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“Transcription softwares can be costly and hard to operate. This is particularly the case with those pro tools employed to transcribe lengthy audio and video recordings. Researchers use them to transcribe their data into textual input for analytical purposes. Examples of such tools are provided in at the end of this post. For teachers and educators looking for simple and easy to use transcription tools, we would suggest the following: automated speech to text apps or audio players designed for transcription works.”
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A list of free Chrome apps - I shall have to try these as we are frequently asked about transcribing software - very timely!

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Free Technology for Teachers: PicCollage for Kids - Create Visual Stories

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Grab These Awesome Video and Photo Editing Apps- They Are free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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“ The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.”
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Helpful infographic for assessment planning.

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Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic

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6 Futuristic Google Tools That Feel Like Science Fiction | The Gooru

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“ Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.”
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How Machine Learning Is Eating the Software World - Datanami

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New software tools allowing developers to tap into data in more sophisticated ways. 

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Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

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Ask teachers. They might know things about their students that inform progress.

 

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

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Crie interação com a sua equipa em tempo real.

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Alexandra Duarte's curator insight, May 19, 12:10 PM

very useful indeed!