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Free Webinar: Storytelling with the Digital Generation : Teacher Reboot Camp

Free Webinar: Storytelling with the Digital Generation : Teacher Reboot Camp | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, January 21st 2013     
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Tomorrow, January 22nd, at 6pmGMT, I will be conducting a free Webinar, Storytelling with the Digital Generation, for you to attend live as part of a pre-conference event. This webinar is a prelude to my upcoming keynote, Sharing Stories: Powerful Lessons in Language Learning, for the Online Story Sharing Conference. This free online conference takes place February 9th and 10th and features various speakers worldwide. Check out some of them in the video below. Also, check back here after the webinar, because I will be posting my bookmarks and shared resources.

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Apps in Education: Stop Motion Apps - Great Storytelling

Apps in Education: Stop Motion Apps - Great Storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Storytelling continues to be a powerful tool in education. Storytelling from a teacher's point of view allows us an insight into the depth of understanding our student have around certain concepts and ideas. It also gives us a privileged view into the world of the kids in our care.

Storytelling is just as fantastic for students. Storytelling apps allow students a voice, a way of telling complex narratives and a way of illustrating their ability to weave multiple ideas into a single and coherent storyline.

Here are a couple of apps that students and teachers of all ages will love. People never seen to tire of Stop-motion movies.

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Maya Zuckerman on creating an immersive storyworld [#Transmedia]

Maya Zuckerman on creating an immersive storyworld [#Transmedia] | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Maya Zuckerman:  "So how do we make an immersive Transmedia Project out of The Fifth Sacred Thing?"


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, December 23, 2012 1:43 PM

good question and good answers.

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add your insight...

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Go Maya and team!

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What storytelling does to our brains

What storytelling does to our brains | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

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.


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Thanks for the article.
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you are welcome :)
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Kleinspiration: 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

Kleinspiration: 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more! | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Using technology can be engaging. We use a variety of mediums to tell stories in our class. Many of our stories start out as oral rehearsals. We tend to incorporate a variety of webs, outlines, fold-able templates, and graphic organizers to start our planning process. Sometimes I use MindMaple and Popplet to brainstorm ideas. Then we begin drafting our story using pencils and paper. However, Google Docs and Storybird are a great way to have students draft their stories on the computer. When we share our work, students enjoy the choice of creative outlet to express their learning. This is where we use a variety of tech tools to support our publishing efforts.
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Is Transmedia Storytelling the New Digital Marketing?

Is Transmedia Storytelling the New Digital Marketing? | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
I think it’s safe to say that marketing has changed. A lot. Gone are the days of telling your message. It’s all about engagement now. It’s about digital presence. It’s about...
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Update on Mark Staufer’s The Numinous Place – The Evolution of Storytelling

Update on Mark Staufer’s The Numinous Place – The Evolution of Storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
‘The Numinous Place’ is the world’s first truly multidimensional work of fiction – technology and creativity merge harmoniously to create a uniquely experiential new medium....
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"One of the misperceptions I see in this type of work is that collaboration within publishing just exists for licensing deals and a client/supplier relationship. The Numinous Place wouldn’t have existed without genuine teamwork across an incredibly diverse set of disciplines, from writer, musician and dream expert to designer, developer and marketer.

Dean, what do you see as technology’s role in facilitating Storytelling? What should writers be aware of as they approach new work?

Apps allow us to push the boundaries, and Apple’s platform in particular caters to the highest possible denominator, rather than the lowest. Transmedia projects are employing gaming and multiplatform (and multi-reader) participation with mixed results. There’s a great opportunity to appeal to a different audience with these elements but not necessarily a familiar readership. Too much interaction can be a distraction, but I envisage future developments taking the story beyond the book, with online and electronic billboards continuing the narrative between reading sessions. Well, perhaps not that far in the future.

Authors should be aware that there’s a whole bunch of bells and whistles available. Throw everything at your readers and you’ll soon find you’ve lost your audience. I would advise them to write with technology in mind, rather than adding the digital experience as an afterthought."
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The Art of Online Storytelling

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It’s all the craze these days, parallax scrolling single page websites. Sure they are over-done, but there are a few exceptional designers who have taken this effect and built a compelling story whilst creating a great user experience. Using several effects, and careful narration, you can subtly mesh into design techniques to create an experience that doesn’t make you feel that it’s just following trend.

 

These sites are more about the story and the emotion that a visitor gets from navigating than being hip. Designers have taken the next steps and moved past just design, it’s about capturing the visitor with content and creating something that is more than just clicks; connecting to the reader, giving them a visual storytelling adventure.


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How Transmedia Storytelling Could Revolutionize Documentary Filmmaking

How Transmedia Storytelling Could Revolutionize Documentary Filmmaking | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries' exposure and allowed for audiences outside of large cities and the film festival circuit to discover them, but still, it is always an uphill battle.

 

And, because they're often funded through grants or the pure sweat and tears of filmmakers, partnering with companies like HBO, Showtime, ITVS, PBS or Hollywood distributors can come as a welcome financial boost for the filmmaker as well as increase a film's audience.

 

But those are pretty traditional routes. An emerging avenue for documentary filmmakers to reach new audiences -- and funds -- is through Transmedia Storytelling. Transmedia Storytelling is the practice of telling a single story with multiple platforms and formats, often using digital tools. Often shortened to simply Transmedia, it can allow documentary filmmakers to not only reach new audiences, but also to create unique educational components to enhance their film's message and provide ways to partner with companies and brands, which can mean welcome financial relief to lighten the burden of the high cost of filmmaking.


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Transmedia storytelling: what's the alternative to alternate reality games?

Transmedia storytelling: what's the alternative to alternate reality games? | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Rob Hinchcliffe: "Transmedia storytelling usually ends up in the shape of alternate reality games, which all-too-often become scheduled, passive on-rales experiences for the user. How can content creators make it more meaningful?"


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ARG... trends 2013. 

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | University of Houston

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | University of Houston | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling."

 

Quite a comprehensive website that serves as an excellent guide to teachers and upper grade students for the entire digital storytelling process. It provides sections on Examples, Software, Essentials, Creation, Evaluation, Web 2.0 Resources, and Links to additional resources. Well done. -JL

 

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The Spark File — The Writer’s Room

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Looking back at all the tools and techniques that I've developed over the years as a writer, it occurs to me that most of them are, in one w…...
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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Anna E. Rentsch, Dirk Schütz, Christian Henner-Fehr #Transmediales #Erzählen

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Reading-Tutors: samples

Reading-Tutors: samples | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Find out more about Reading-Tutors materials by taking a look at our FREEsample packets with books.Reading-Tutors.com resource packets are organized into six instructional categories. Each category addresses skills and strategies that reading experts have defined as keys to developing successful readers.
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof. Here he shares the science of why storytelling is so uniquely powerful.

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20+ Digital Storytelling Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Digital Storytelling Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Throughout history, people have learned through stories. The metaphors and hidden messages help us to understand difficult concepts and themes. Additionally, stories help us visualize material and help us tie knowledge with our experiences. Educators now have 100s of fantastic free online tools to help their students create and learn through digital storytelling. Many of these online tools have free apps available on i-devices and Android devices. Through digital storytelling we motivate our learners to apply, contextualize, visualize, and personalize the knowledge they learn. With a mobile device it is hands-on and students can incorporate images, sound-bytes, and videos they create on the go. Below are some great free apps to help you begin creating digital stories with your learners. For plot ideas and how to organize a digital storytelling project, check out my slide presentation I recently gave at the Global Education Conference. Access the free recording of the presentation, here!

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Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach

Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Sara Bozanic:  "Marketers and designers are finally moving into a new era – the era of transmedia. The previous era, which was characterized by a huge platform obsession approach, is over. But what does it all mean?"


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A Video Storytelling Archive: Great People Relive Unique Memories at Web of Stories

A Video Storytelling Archive: Great People Relive Unique Memories at Web of Stories | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Web of Stories is a free web site service which collects and organizes great people recounting key memories in video. Web of Stories also provides an opportunity for anyone to record, upload and share their own story in a video clip.


Record your story here: http://www.webofstories.com/record


On the site, you can already find plenty of videos of famous scientists, authors, movie makers and artists telling their stories through video.


Thematic channels: http://www.webofstories.com/channels


Telling stories, to help others understand an idea or comprehend what your product / service is all about, is increasingly being recognized as one of the best approaches to convey information in a mode that can be easily followed and absorbed.


P.S.: Web of Stories has lots of interesting clips, but nonetheless the opportunity for viewers to vote and rate such videos, navigation and access to the collection best parts remains yet an area in which major imporvements can be done.


Try it now: http://www.webofstories.com/




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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Developing your Digital Story

 

Pre-writing: brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboarding

Drafting: creating a script and developing form

Revising: modifying images and organization

Editing: timing, images, and narration

Publishing: the final product


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Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.
According to Bernard Robin, at the University of Houston, she states in her Power Point presentation that the educational uses of digital storytelling are immeasurable. She clearly shows that if this type of technology is used appropriately by classroom teachers its results will be effective in helping students with research skills, writing skills, organizational skills, technology skills, presentational skills, interviewing skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and assessment skills. She also mentions that students will learn information from digital storytelling that will influence and improve their digital, global, technology, visual, and information literacy skills. The questions that arise around the practicality of using such technology have lead others to write about how digital storytelling can be integrated into the classroom to allow students to construct their own learning. In an article in Library Media Connection (2003) titled, What’s Your Digital Story? the authors explain that when we integrate digital storytelling into classroom projects we also enable students to construct their own stories. This pursuit requires students to become active participants instead of passive viewers. They further state that when students structure in narrative stories they are more likely to remember this information and commit it to memory as it is believed that our brains are wired in narrative stories and the construction of these stories help us to better cope with conflict and give us the ability to put incongruity into neat little packages we call stories. There is also reason to believe that by producing digital stories students become more critical when viewing media such as television, computers, and video games. They can now see how easy it can be to manipulate images and text to produce information that is less than truthful.
According to (Barrett, 2006) she sees digital storytelling as a means of creating a reflective portfolio that ties into a new type of learning environment whereas the instruction is student centered with multi-sensory stimulation. As students work collaboratively exchanging information in an active mode with real opportunity they develop and use critical thinking skills. The new learning environment has application because it is authentic and the learning is not isolated or out of context. She states that students will be able to:

• Communicate using a variety of media and formats
• Access and exchange information in a variety of ways
• Compile, organize, analyze, and synthesize information
• Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information gathered
• Know content and be able to locate additional information as needed
• Become self-directed learners
• Collaborate and cooperate in team efforts
• Interact with others in ethical and appropriate ways

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This could be useful for my afterschool program

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Why Storytelling Will Keep Readers Hooked On Your Blog

Why Storytelling Will Keep Readers Hooked On Your Blog | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Storytelling, for some, can be the secret sauce to luring in and keeping readers on your blog.

 

And if you think about it, it makes sense. Blogging is about forming a connection with readers, and storytelling is a way of honing in on this connection. It’s important to give your readers something — or someone — to care about. Furthermore, the narrative form is relatable to any reader, so here’s why storytelling works for enticing (and keeping) an audience:

 

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CogDogRoo - StoryTools

CogDogRoo - StoryTools | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of the original Dominoe story, plus links are provided, where
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6 Tips for Attracting More Comments | The Edublogger

6 Tips for Attracting More Comments | The Edublogger | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

We’re often asked “How do you get more people to read and respond to blog posts?”

Good question! We all gain more out of blogging when we comment.

Comments motivate, provide feedback and advice, challenge our thoughts and views, make us reflect on what we’re learning.

The challenge is how do we attract more comments?

Below’s my tips for attracting more comments for personal educational blogging. Check out Kathleen Morris’s tips for ‘Attracting blog comments’ on class and student blogs.

What are yours? Would love to read your tips in the comments below! Or your thoughts on reasons why people don’t leave comments!

http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/09/23/attracting-blog-comments/

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Here’s how you do in 3 simple steps:

Start reading other people’s blogs – make it time efficient by setting up Google Reader

http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/01/20/kick-start-activity-4-–-beginner-–-connecting-with-others/

... or using FlipBoard

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/15-fantastic-ways-to-use-flipboard.html

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Make an effort to write comments on other people’s blog posts - Don’t comment for comment sake. Comment to share thoughts, expand on post comment and use subscribe to be notified of new comments if the option is included.
Reply to comments on your own posts – replying to comments demonstrates you read and value their comments. It also builds relationships with your readers.

http://help.edublogs.org/2009/07/31/engaging-with-readers-through-comments/

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Wizards and the CDC: Collaborative [Transmedia] Storytelling Towards Change

Wizards and the CDC: Collaborative [Transmedia] Storytelling Towards Change | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

Nedra Kline Weinreich: "As I've been involved in several transmedia projects - both on the inside and as a participant from the outside - I've been struck by how emotionally invested people can get in the story and with the characters" ...


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Digital Storytelling

Tweet   Digital Storytelling combines images, narration, and other audio to tell a story. Every content area has a story and each student is capable of telling it.

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