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6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students

6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Anna Warfield - Here are the top six reasons why you should be doing digital storytelling activities with your students.
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The anatomy of a story

The anatomy of a story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
So what is it makes a great story and one you can use in training? This is probably teaching my grandmother to suck eggs but at the risk of overlooking such a fantastic tool, here goes……..let us dissect the story, revealing it’s anatomy….
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I recently asked students to create a myth based on cultural myths they ran across. This would have been a handy tool to have used as well.

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education.

 

If you own an iPad, you have access to a host of apps and tools for creating digital stories. Use them for creative expression, communicating information, entertaining, expressing comprehension, tutoring purposes, and much more. Here are just
a few ideas:

 

•  Create a narrated slide-show story to demonstrate the understanding of new vocabulary.
•  Use a video or screencast (a recording of interactions on a computer or iPad display) to explain a complex scientific concept.
•  Create an audio or video interview of your grandparents for a family history project.
•  Create a historical narrative of a pivotal event using images and audio.
•  Create a first-person audio journal of a person who lived during a significant event in history.
•  Explain a mathematical concept by creating a screencast tutorial.
•  Use audio podcasting to practice reading and speaking in a foreign language.
•  Demonstrate a portfolio of work with personal narrative describing each piece, its objectives, and development.
•  Narrate a character story or a personal journal with a musical soundtrack.


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"Digital storytelling makes for engaging lessons that allow students to create and publish content rather than just passively consuming it. It empowers every student with the opportunity to develop his voice and personalize it through the use of media.

(...) You have a wide variety of options for applying digital storytelling to your curriculum."

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Tell a four-word story.

Tell a four-word story. | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Forget the elevator pitch. You only get four words. 

If you want to start a business or launch a new project, you need to be able to describe your effort in four words. 

Why four? 

If you write a longer story, the door cracks open to ambiguity; you can start to hedge your bets, get vague or abstract. Stick with four. It means you must identify a subject, an object, a verb and maybe one descriptor or refining notion. 

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“There’s no better way to force a conversation about what your team values than to write your four-word story.”
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Business Story-Telling - Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com

Business Story-Telling - Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Effective leaders use stories to inspire their teams and sell their ideas. Read our story-telling tips and learn how to use this powerful leadership tool.
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Teaching Nonfiction Content Through the Art of Story

Teaching Nonfiction Content Through the Art of Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Stories are an effective teaching tool for nonfiction content because they help make new concepts more personal, more memorable, more meaningful.
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Histórias em Português

Histórias em Português | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Um blog onde o Clube das Histórias coloca histórias de que gosta e que quer partilhar. Sirva-se e dê-lhes vida! Quer também recebê-las por email? Procura histórias sobre um algum tema ou para um fim específico? Escreva-nos! Os nossos objectivos são meramente pedagógicos, sem qualquer interesse financeiro.

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Encontra aqui:

 

Histórias por ordem alfabética


Histórias com sugestão de actividades

 

Actividades baseadas em imagens

Textos de reflexão

 

Actividades para crianças e adolescentes

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bookabi | Apps that Unleash Creativity

bookabi | Apps that Unleash Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

bookabi lets children of all ages write illustrated stories.

bookabi comes with plenty of 2D and 3D characters, objects and backgrounds for you to build your bedtime story, your comics or the story of your recent holidays.

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Skills Converged > Storytelling Exercise: Suddenly…

Skills Converged > Storytelling Exercise: Suddenly… | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a simple storytelling exercises that forces the delegates to think of a new direction for a story every time they want to contribute to it.
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5 Elements of Powerful Stories

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Stories can create change, both in ourselves and in our organizations. In this guest post, Matt Ragland shares five elements of powerful stories.

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Employ Great Storytelling To Improve Persuasion Skills

Employ Great Storytelling To Improve Persuasion Skills | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Great storytelling and stories are a very integral part of being persuasive. If you want to persuade your customers and create a memorable experience at the same time, you must master the psychology of storytelling. (...)

The reason that stories (when told well) are so appealing is that you can transport customers inside the story and get your point across without directly selling."


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We Learn Through Stories v2.2

Slides to support a workshop at the EARCOS Leadership Conference; Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 31 October 2014 How can we make learning sticky using powerfu…

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Digital Storytelling Tools for Nonprofit Organizations | Community Organizer 2.0

"New digital tools are emerging every day, making it easier for your nonprofit to tell its story online. From curation to publishing, if you’re looking to share a story, there’s an app, website or tool that can help you do it. This presentation covers the principles of good storytelling, provide examples of successful nonprofit digital storytelling, and reviews both the popular as well as some of the more unusual-but-useful online storytelling tools including PicMonkey, Visual.ly, ThingLink, Storify, mapping, Dippity, Vine, Animoto, and others."


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elements of a strong story4 types of stories you have right nowdigital storytelling (tools & apps)static photo storytellingdata viz storytellingvideo storytellingcurated storytelling
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:45 AM

There are some really good examples in this slideshow.  You could use these tips to tell your own personal story.  See slide 38 for a visual of the 4 families of visual storytelling (noted above) and some commonly used platforms of each.

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5 Stories Every Entrepreneur Should Be Able To Tell

5 Stories Every Entrepreneur Should Be Able To Tell | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Nothing has the power to engage people like a great story. From a carefully crafted elevator pitch to the perfect customer testimonial, a great narrative can propel your brand and business like
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Identifying the authentic, compelling stories of your company is something every entrepreneur should take the time to do. Here are five stories you should be able to tell at the drop of a hat:

 

1. Your origin story.

 

2. Your desired future.

 

3. A learning moment.

 

4. A truly meaningful anecdote.

 

5. Your inner monologue.

 

 

 

 

 

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Training Methods and Activities : Storytelling

Storytelling used to be the most common way of teaching others, particularly in oral tradition based cultures. It still is a valuable learning and training tool. Here you will find help with using stories and fables for learning purposes in seminars, presentations, and training.

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Tips and techniques for using storytelling in technical training | TechRepublic

Tips and techniques for using storytelling in technical training | TechRepublic | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Storytelling and training
All of us are natural storytellers, which can come in handy if you’re a trainer and need to impart technical knowledge to students. Some of us, though, may feel frightened at the idea of having to create a unique and helpful story to use in a training class. To help with this process, we have provided a template to guide you through the process of story creation. As a trainer, you can use it to develop your own stories or present it in class to aid participants with their own stories.

The story spine
The story spine, originally created by playwright Kenn Adams, is a tool for creating well-structured stories. It is a series of sentence fragments that prompt the narrative elements of a story, and it can be used by itself or in conjunction with any exercise in which individuals or groups are asked to make up stories.

As a group activity, participants can complete each sentence to create satisfying narratives, or the trainer can present the template as a guide for individuals sharing their experiences.

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Show, Don’t Tell: 5 Lessons In Communication

"Show, don’t tell is about storytelling. The beauty of teaching through storytelling is that a story provides lessons that can be translated and interpreted. Storytelling inspires people because someone is sharing what they have accomplished and the listener learns it is possible and can use her imagination to decide how to apply it."


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Show, don’t tell is about conveying a message so that the lessons learned are personalized, rather than a list of laws.


How can you teach someone something that isn’t teachable?


1. Create An Experience

2. Tell A Story

3. Use A Metaphor

4. Set An Example

5. Reward The Best Examples

 

... our job is to educate, inspire, talk to and listen to people. We’re often inclined to do this by lecturing but the most effective way is a less direct route that has more impact and better staying power. Show, don’t tell.

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What’s My Story Using Drama & Technology For Storytelling (Ihci 2008)

Presentation on digital storytelling in the EFL classroom from Tegucigalapa conference, May 2008
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:06 AM

This is FANTASTIC!

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Storytelling—An Effective Training Method

Today, a story could be oral, written or digital. Stories help us relate personally to universal truths and add an emotional connection. Stories are an insepara
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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 | Serious Play | 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.  Here he shares the science of why storytelling is so uniquely powerful."

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The science around storytelling and how we can use it to make better decisions every day.

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Skills Converged > Storytelling Exercise: Make a Grand Story Based on a Series of Objects

Skills Converged > Storytelling Exercise: Make a Grand Story Based on a Series of Objects | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Use this exercise on storytelling to encourage creative and spontaneous thinking. This exercise is ideal for courses such as presentation skills and public speaking as well as any course that can benefit from storytelling skills such as improving personal impact.

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La historia de Lego y el poder del storytelling | Soyunamarca

La historia de Lego y el poder del storytelling | Soyunamarca | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Ahora, más que nunca, se hace necesario tener una historia que contar para cualquier marca que se precie: Se trata de contenidos que tengan un significado y LEGO siempre lo ha hecho bien; porque ha basado todos sus contenidos y elementos de comunicación en un objetivo concreto que se corresponde con sus valores.

 

Un gran ejemplo de como se utiliza el storytelling en branding.

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