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Getting Ready For Common Core Online Assessments | Extreme ...

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Steps Your District Should Be Taking To Prepare Your Technology and Infrastructure For Common Core State Standards Online Assessments It's time for the Co.
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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

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Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.


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Chad Clark's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:41 PM

A “good tale well told” transcends the medium by which it is relayed.  Credit is due Naomi Alderman for saying as much, or rather writing as much in this brief but value-packed article.  (At one point she confesses to being an instructor of creative writing as well as digital media; her article resonates with familiarity of those two areas of expertise.)  For additional reading re: Immersion, I recommend Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion.   As to “representing choice” – am I the only avid reader who as a kid tried to get into the Choose Your Own Adventure books but ultimately preferred my bound page to be more of “Calvinoesque”?  (And for the record, I still hate seeing the following words in a periodical: to continue reading, turn to page…) 

 

But with digital media the other shoe has fallen. 

 

In conclusion Alderman speaks to audience participation. I can’t help but think of The Rocky Horror Picture Show whenever I see those two words – audience and participation – together, but alas, I wish I could think Star Wars, Episode One.  You see just last night I watched a 12 minute video simply titled “What If Star Wars: Episode I" Was Good?” This video is one man’s take on how to make EpiOne better, er, um, good even.  Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, having seen Episode IV: A New Hope when I was only 5.  I’m also a digital media guy myself – so says the University of Washington and after George Lucas destroyed my childhood with Episodes I, II, and III, one other digital media guy takes 12 minutes and tells a story that, well, that if made into a movie wouldn’t have bit the big dead Chihuahua. (Come on, EpiOne was really bad.) 

 

But with the world of Star Wars fans (nerds?) out there, don’t you think George, er, Mr. Lucas, could have made a better film if he’d have listened?  I think so – and so even with all the beautiful digital effects, it all comes down to a good tale well told and in this case, that needed audience participation.   

Jess Gronholm's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:23 PM

This is a great article about the future of storytelling. I love this point. "Art and science (or technology) are often imagined to be totally separate – but this is not, and never has been, true."

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:15 AM

Les évolutions technologiques - notamment les applications mobiles - et l'interaction avec les utilisateurs offrent de nouveaux terrains de jeu pour utiliser le storytelling comme un outil marketing

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Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled | Technology in the CLassroom | Scoop.it
A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:21 AM
10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:06 PM

Nothing new here, but these are our future students. 

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | Technology in the CLassroom | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | Technology in the CLassroom | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.

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