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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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Seven Tips for Effective Storytelling | Donorworx

Seven Tips for Effective Storytelling | Donorworx | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Lori L Jacbowith, who has more than 25 years of experience telling and coaching thousands of stories as both a nonprofit staff person and a trainer and coach."

 

Read the full article to find out more about Lori's top 7 suggestions for mastering your storytelling:

Stories should be about real people who need somethingAllow the person in your story to have a real name, age, and to speak for themselvesGet real quicklyKeep your story shortAllow your story to cause me to feel somethingYour story should have a moment that paints a picture so I see myself or someone in my lifeThe best stories are told by the person themselves
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:43 AM

Use these same tips to tell clients or employees stories.

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How To Tell A Good Story

How To Tell A Good Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Telling a good story is a critical leadership skill -- but one that many of us shy away from. Here are five simple ways to get better at telling your stories to increase your impact.
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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Now that you have such a good curated list of the best storytelling apps and tools how do you go about teaching your students to create good stories? A good story does have to abide by certain rules and these rules are learned through practice. Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Story and WALL-E, talks some of these rules  in his popular TED Talk, The clues to a great story."


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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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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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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:07 AM

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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Presentation Tips | How To Be A Powerful Storyteller

Presentation Tips | How To Be A Powerful Storyteller | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn how to be a amazing storyteller with your presentations. These presentation tips will guide you one how to tell a story that your audience will remember

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:24 AM

Great tips for sharing your stories and engaging your audience.

Alisha Shibli's curator insight, January 6, 2014 4:57 AM

Presentations are all about story telling after all. What's important is how you tell that story.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 6, 2014 11:03 AM

Intructors and artist have many tales to share over a lifetime. Here are some tips to remember when thinking about telling those stories.

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What really makes a good story? | ABC Copywriting

What really makes a good story? | ABC Copywriting | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"This post draws on academic research into political storytelling, and other sources, to argue that the most effective commercial stories share seven closely related characteristics: drama, familiarity, simplicity, immersion, relatability, agency and trust in the teller."

 

Read the full article to see examples and find out more about these 7 characteristics highlighted in the infographic.


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Ann Dixon's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:00 AM

Good Storytelling - a marketers secret weapon.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:46 PM

Great info-graph whether you want to do film, a story book or just an illustration.

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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.