On Monday I published a short guide to digital storytelling with comics. This evening I gave a free webinar presentation based on that free guide. More than 200 people registered for the webinar in less than 48 hours. If you wanted to join and missed it, the recording of the webinar, sponsored by Storyboard That, is now available here and as embedded below.
Mr. Siemens said what was happening was part of a natural process. “We’re moving from the hype to the implementation,” he said. “It’s exciting to see universities saying, ‘Fine, you woke us up,’ and beginning to grapple with how the Internet can change the university, how it doesn’t have to be all about teaching 25 people in a room.
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Scoop.it collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective.
The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints.
First of all, it’s powerful–it incorporates multiple elements of familiar social media tools. But it’s also very flexible–the mobile app is quite functional for both iPhone and Android, and a toolbar plugin can be installed on browser windows. Scoop.it’s athleticism makes it a time-saver; educators and students will quickly grasp its value in content gathering.
Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.
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One of the most important roles of presentations is for you to practice your creativity and understanding on a specific topic or subject. When you are able to present your own perspective on a specific matter, your learning experience becomes extremely powerful. You become the owner of that information, gaining ownership over the delivered content. As you get yourself ready to make your knowledge known remember to:...
Gone are the days when you would have to pay so much to buy a software to create videos. With web 2.0 tools you can get your videos up and viral within minutes and right from your browser without having to install any software and in most of the times for free.
15 Cartoonists That Allow Using Their Web Comics for Free on Digital Delights for Learners curated by Ana Cristina Pratas (RT @AnaCristinaPrts: 15 Cartoonists That Allow Using Their Web Comics for Free http://t.co/QTmwvoe7)...
This guide provides links to current research about digital storytelling, why and how to teach it, apps and tools to use, successful examples, and copyright teaching tools. It is designed for use by teachers and librarians of students of all ages.
"Many education journalists use Twitter to keep their followers in the loop and, if you follow the right people, Twitter will automatically sift through the clutter for you. To make it easier for our readers, Education Dive compiled a list of top 10 education journalists on Twitter. Take a look and stay ahead of the curve (and while you're at it, check out Education Dive on Twitter as well):"
Tony Wagner of Harvard University worked to uncover the 7 survival skills required for the 21st century. To accomplish this, hundreds of CEOs in business, non-profits and educational institutions were interviewed. A list of seven skills that people will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century was compiled from their answers.
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.
Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.
Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!
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