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Ethan Anderton: "Now that Disney has added Lucasfilm and the Star Wars universe to their arsenal of established intellectual property (in addition to Pixar, Marvel and Pirates of the Caribbean), now might be a good time to review which well-known film franchises belong to what studio" ...
This is a great writing tool for creating interactive (branching) stories. Readers can choose different options as the work through the story and find their own route through the materials.
Tool voor het schrijven van branches stories, lezers kunnen keuzes maken in het verhaal en zelf hun route kiezen.
Biedt misschien mogelijkheid voor interactivce storytelling achtige spellen?
Ik heb het nog niet geprobbeerd moet ik erbij zeggen.
inklewriter es una herramienta gratuita diseñada para permitir que cualquiera pueda escribir y publicar historias interactivas. Es perfecto para los escritores que quieran probar la interactividad, pero también para los profesores y estudiantes que buscan combinar conocimientos de informática y escritura creativa.
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Puedes incluso, conseguir que tu historia se convierta en Kindle. Lee esta página para saber más! http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/create-an-ebook
Y no se ha terminado aún ... inklewriter está siendo constantemente desarrollado y mejorado, y van agregando nuevas características.
I'm going to use this in my creative writing studio this fall. It gives students voice and choice and taps into all elements of the writing process. Engaging and fun!
A few weeks ago I was able to read on Twitter a phrase that I found intriguing. The tweet said, “The future of reading is not reading”. I am a person who likes reading; what is more for several years now I’ve made my living out of making artefacts for people to read. So since seeing it on the screen of my mobile phone I couldn´t get this phrase out of my head. How is it possible that the future of reading is not reading?
We could propose several hypotheses.
If we assume a techno-centric stance, we could consider that the predominance of the image in our culture provokes the written word to end up displaced as the source for the preservation and transmission of knowledge.
Call it serendiptiy. Call it Irony. I dunno. I've had this article open in my browser for days while I've been busy struggling to figure out how to measure the impact that the Google Lit Trips project has on engaging students in literary reading so that I can better position the project to be attractive to philanthropic funding sources.
This article's author nails the dilemma. Current assessment structure do NOT address the important data, because the true value of literary reading can not be reduced to selecting a "correct answer" on a multiple choice question. Current assessment structures as Sir Ken Robinson has pointed out, "...have a tendency to make the measurable important versus the important measurable."
Like many of my literary loving colleagues, I am concerned about the Common Core Standards' 50% devaluation of literary reading. Though, I support increased attention to informational reading.
But to pit one important set of reading skills against another seems more than counter productive; it may well have destructive, perhaps devastating impact on one of humankind's longest lasting and most universally cherished modes of passing wisdom from one generation to the next; that of storytelling.
From Aesop's Fables to biblical parables; from Zuess to Seuss, the greatest truths of the human condition have been passed through the generations of every culture since the beginning of time via the ENGAGING power of FICTION.
However, unlike many of my literary loving colleagues, I am not opposed to the desire to hold both students and educators accountable. Truth be told, I was taught to hate Shakespeare before I was taught to love Shakespeare. In retrospect I realize that at times I was a bit more of a challenge to reach than other students and that I certainly could have done more to improve my receptiveness to what I had not previously been receptive to. But, there were teachers who worked much more effectively with "that me" than others who in too many cases assumed that expressing scorn and disappointment was an effective mode of opening my eyes, my mind, and...if they cared, my heart. Looking back, though admittedly I was a large part of the problem, I realize that too many of my teachers had much to learn about learning.
Neither do I object to funders expecting to see results from their philanthropic generosity.
The question is how do we who teach the great questions through fiction assess our effectiveness? This article articulates the dilemma fairly effectively. though the author's proposed solutions seem as un-viable as they have always proven to be.
Much of our current data driven assessment structures do not measure what we hope to accomplish through literary reading. And much of those structures, well-intended as they may be, not only measures the measurable but less important, but in not measuring the truly important, misdirect student learning and teacher efforts away from the actual values of literary reading.
How CAN we measure the truly valuable aspects of literary reading? If we who love literature do not help meet the need for quality assessment and accountability, then perhaps, as I once learned through literary reading, we are as guilty as Nero.
And for those of you who may not remember the details of Nero's choice to fiddle while Rome was burning, IF the story is even true, ironically Nero apparently was more interested in promoting culture than taking care of business.
Are we fiddling while Rome is burning?
Perhaps we ought to be figuring out ways to truly measure the IMPORTANT value of literary reading before there are only the ashes of literary reading left in the curriculum.
Dare I ask if complaining is merely fiddling?
Can we do better at helping those who need to know whether literary reading education is valuable or effective, find a better way to measure that value or effectiveness?
~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...
If you’re the kind of writer who prefers being read and selling your work as opposed to being an unknown starving writer (who doesn’t?), here are 50 quick, simple ways to launch your platform into action and climb your way to success.
Nice list. Could be useful. ~ Chazz
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Making the reader want to know what happens next in a story is an excellent way to get them to turn the page and keep reading. But that’s not what hooks readers.
Curiosity will only provide part of the glue that makes readers stick with a story. The truth is even if the reader knows what happens next, if they’ve read it before, seen it before, heard spoilers, know the original version... they can still enjoy it.
But if you already know what happens in a story, why is it still worth reading?