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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.

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The power of storytelling: Erik Nissen Johansen at TEDxUmea

The power of storytelling, and the use of stories to create an effect, no matter if it's a true or fictive story, simple or extravagant. The principle for st...
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Game-Based Storytelling | Edutopia

Game-Based Storytelling | Edutopia | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
For example, in a novel, if the protagonist takes an action, it will always have consequential effects. On a more analytical level, view Shakespeare's Hamlet as a systems model. To teach game storytelling with systems thinking, ...
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48 Hour YouTube Storytelling Challenge 2014

http://www.sci-fi-london.com/storyteller Go go go! Sign up now for 12th April, and win stuff from Sci-Fi London.
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The Book Chook: Ten Top Tips to Engage Kids with Poetry

The Book Chook: Ten Top Tips to Engage Kids with Poetry | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, April 8, 7:28 PM

Lots of ideas to help kids enjoy poetry, plus some great poetry resources. 

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How to Search the Invisible Web

How to Search the Invisible Web | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 7:41 AM

Many students are not aware that there is an "invisible web" that may be searched, one that is not quite so easy to find but has more information than Google provides (which tends to look at the "Surface Web"). According to this post Google has indexed "roughly 200 terabytes" while the size of the Internet is estimated at "5 million terabytes" of information.

The post provides a look at what is not found through Google (or other common search engines) and then shares:
* A list of Open Access Journal Databases (with over 10 databases with descriptions)

* A list of Invisible Search Engines. Quoting from the post "The search engines that deliver results from the invisible web are distinctly different. Narrower in scope, these deep web engines tend to access only a single type of data…deep web searches tend to be more thoughtful in their initial query requirements." Ten search engines are listed and there is a short description for each.

* A list of subject-specific databases in the following areas

     - Art & Design

     - Business

     - Legal & Social Services

     - Science & Technology

     - Healthcare

Although this post is geared to students in college there are resources that may be used by students in middle or high school provided, and as teachers it is important for us to learn more about this "invisible web" and to share it with our students.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 1, 6:56 PM

An incredible amount of information is out there. Finding it and accessing it makes a huge difference. Here are some good ideas on how to do that.

Louis Gourdain's curator insight, April 10, 5:24 AM
Présentation des enjeux du web invisible, ainsi que des listes de bases de données "enfouies", et des moteurs de recherche spécifiques.
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Evolution of Storytelling

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Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Mervi Rauhala, Hans Heesterbeek, The Digital Rocking Chair
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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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Wiki based resource page: tools for search -

Wiki based resource page: tools for search - | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 19, 5:37 PM

Here's the home page of a wikispaces archive of search tools. There are a lot of resources here that are new to me. Will they be new to you?

Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, March 20, 4:43 AM

A lot of links to search tools which I haven't explored all. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 21, 5:49 PM

Wiki based resource page: tools for search

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Your Visual Guide to Citing Tweets Properly in Academic Papers

Your Visual Guide to Citing Tweets Properly in Academic Papers | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
March 19, 2014
The power of Tweets have extended from mere 140 characters of what somebody is doing to sentences with academic rigour being cited in different academic papers. Tweets have become...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 4:02 PM

Just like Tweets, this article is short-and-sweet but teachers will be SO happy to have it! Be sure to share during the busy research project season that is upon us!

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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 14, 11:53 AM

New websites for learning all kinds of topics!  Thanks Petra!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 11:51 PM

A great list of sites! I've found some new ones to add to my resource list. 

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
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This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte

This #free "book shows you how to use presentation software to make beautiful documents #Slidedocs @nancyduarte | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Duarte creates presentations and offers training based on our unique VisualStory™ methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking to craft persuasive communications designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors

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ACMI Story Monster

ACMI Story Monster | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

From the Australian Centre for the Moving Image: Users design a hungry monster who loves to gobble words. The monster needs training to make well-structured sentences. The player helps the monster choose the right parts of speech from a constantly moving selection of words. When the sentence is complete, the player can see it animated and hear it read out loud. At the end of the game the monster can be added to a gallery for other players to admire.


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Jean Anning's curator insight, February 14, 5:22 AM

Clear and intuitive interface, lots of fun. Do not need to register to use the site :)

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Where Do Books Go After They End?: Our Last Harry Potter Piece of 2014

Where Do Books Go After They End?: Our Last Harry Potter Piece of 2014 | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Molly McArdle convinced The Toast to run one more piece about Harry Potter, because it was too good and moving to resist.

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WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium - The Next Web

WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium - The Next Web | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This is a clever use of storytelling via messaging apps.
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Infographics & Visual Storytelling: How To Do It The Right Way

Infographics & Visual Storytelling: How To Do It The Right Way | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
If you focus on high quality content that is original, relevant, and useful, infographics will work as well for you in 2014 as they ever have.
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The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Psychologists and eLearning professionals ahave always been interested in how we consume information online.Here' re some relevant points.

 

Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us. But our entirely novel information environments are clearly shaping the way we search for and consume information. Today, "providing people with access to more information is not the problem. Rather, the problem is one of maximizing the allocation of human attention to information that will be useful.” 

 

There are too many concepts and theories to mention but the most notable among them is the “Information Foraging Theory.” The term was first suggested by Pamela Sanstrom in 1994 and was later expanded by Pirolli and Stuart Card. The theory is based on the assumption that we humans use our built-in foraging mechanisms when searching for information. We inherited these mechanisms from our ancestors who forage or hunt for food. So it shouldn't surprise us that, today, we voraciously hunt for information instead of hunting for food.


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Game of Thrones Decoded | Visual.ly

Game of Thrones Decoded | Visual.ly | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Enemy lines too complex? Confused on Game of Thrones alliances? Me too! So I made a graphic decoder to get you up to speed before Season 4 begins!
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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Steve Tuffill's curator insight, April 6, 10:08 PM

This makes the writing business very easy indeed...! How many times have you been caught when you can't find the right word for it...?

Annie Edmonds Skerchek's curator insight, April 7, 2:20 AM

Useful words to use instead of very...

Laurie DesAutels's curator insight, April 8, 5:37 PM

Helpful tips to avoid using the word 'very'

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40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic

40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!


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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:23 PM

BYOD is the wave of the future.

gwynethjones's curator insight, March 9, 8:34 AM

We're not Quite ready for this in my school or district - but I can't wait until we are!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 6:32 PM

Using technology - smartphone apps

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Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them

Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...

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http://thietkenoithatbietthuecopark.com/thiet-ke-biet-thu-dep/ thiết kế nội thất biệt thự sang trọng, hiện đại
Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, March 28, 11:43 AM

LA PERCEPCIÓN A TRAVÉS DE LA DISTANCIA

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 5:33 PM

By looking at these images it is apparent that heir is a clear distincition between how one may view the monument from upclose andd then when you take asep back you can really appreciate it by seeing others appreciate it as well. As an observer you can also identify the different persepectives by looking at it in a different light by either taking a step back or viewing it from a different vanage point. Knowing the history of the monument also helps with a background story in order for better appreciation of the monument and the History that goes along with it.

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Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist

Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
New research finds a compelling narrative can help us sidestep stereotypes.
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10 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint

Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

“ The flashpoint of a story is its first turning point and has the function of bringing chaos where there was order. It is the point of no return, the trigger that gives rise to conflict and action.”


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Kurt Vonnegut's Shapes of Stories in infographic form

Kurt Vonnegut's Shapes of Stories in infographic form | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Fotis Begklis's curator insight, February 26, 3:32 AM

Nice

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 28, 12:00 PM

How would you shape your story?

Andrew Raimist's curator insight, March 1, 1:06 AM

Kurt Vonnegut's rejected anthropology thesis proposed that the shapes of a culture's stories was at least as important as the shapes of their pots and spearheads.


I've been interested about the potential relationship of literary form to visual form, how we understand them logically, intellectually and emotively. How could a drawing, painting or work of architecture express the ideas contained in a work of literature through the use of form?


You can see Vonnegut discuss his ideas on the shapes of stories in this clip on YouTube:


http://youtu.be/oP3c1h8v2ZQ