In the BBC referendum debate last week between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, a woman in the audience said that she was voting for independence, and that nothing would change her mind. "I can see I'm not going to persuade you," Darling agreed, ruefully. Gesticulating as she made her point, on her wrist for all to see she was wearing this year's fad – a loom band bracelet. At this moment of impassioned plea for independence, it seemed incongruous that she was wearing a seven-year-old's wristband. Because, of course, independence is for life, not just a playground trend of 2014.
900Over the past two weeks, we explored the big ideas behind digital reading and ebooks, and have looked at basic ebooks and enhanced ebooks. Today, we wrap up the series by thinking about the possibilities afforded by interactive ebooks. […]
The pupils were encouraged to ot just write out a long story retelling the events but choose key words and pictures that would tell the stories for them, just like in Inanimate Alice. The life boards are displayed in the classroom, ...
Her transmedia story Inanimate Alice, a digital novel about a young woman navigating the globe in a technology-augmented future, is not only enjoyed in as many countries as it's set, but also acts as an educational aid.
Here's an article I wrote for EdTech Digest on Inanimate Alice. It'll give you an idea of how transmedia storytelling can transform literacy and learning. Inanimate Alice is an exemplary of that (and it's pretty awesome too!