Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver

Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "As a reference work on media/transmedia, both aesthetically and historically, as a how-to for student media-makers, or simply on the professional development shelf, so that teachers and librarians can mine it for ideas, [Tyler Weaver’s book is] a text that can fill many needs at once. I was delighted, then, when the author agreed to talk to me about this fascinating topic" …

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This is a great article for transmedia practitioners and educators alike.  I particularly liked Tyler Weaver's analogy for transmedia storytelling, "It’s the idea of the chef: learn the basic tools, then an understanding of ingredients, then how to build flavors by combining those ingredients into an irresistible meal."

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GwynethJones's comment, February 8, 2013 3:08 PM
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Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez "Like so many insights in life, this one was prompted by Doctor Who."

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Although aimed at educators, this article contains some great tips for DIY comic creation that everyone will find useful.

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Making Games

Making Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Edwin Mcrae: "There’s only one thing better than learning through games, and that’s learning through MAKING games" ...

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Global Transmedia MOOCs

Global Transmedia MOOCs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Howard Rheingold:  "The Coventry MOOCs use transmedia narrative to teach transmedia narrative: teachers and students, physically co-present students and online participants from six continents, show, tell, remix, mashup, and discuss."

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Talking Transmedia with Nick DeMartino

Talking Transmedia with Nick DeMartino | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez: "Although DeMartino is not himself an academic, he’s a top consultant specializing in digital production/distribution (which includes transmedia, naturally), and has clearly devoted a lot of time to considering transmedia’s broader ramifications… especially those that relate to the K-12 world."

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Research and production plan for multimedia stories

Research and production plan for multimedia stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kyle James and Thorsten Karg: "Imagine you are just finishing a story or blog post and suddenly realize that some crucial piece of information is missing" ...


DRC: This is a great resource for students & educators.

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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rosie Miles: " [...] online spaces allow students to role play and inhabit characters in a way that would be a rather embarrassing drama workshop if tried in the classroom."


Image: "How better for students to understand Dracula than to be him on Twitter?" [Everett Collection / Rex Features]

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LudInc and Berlin Police bring transmedia gaming to road safety

LudInc and Berlin Police bring transmedia gaming to road safety | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"LudInc has joined forces (no pun intended) with the Berlin Police Department to create a completely new kind traffic safety experience for children"...


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Transmedia's Nonlinear Challenge to Learning, and the Grammar of Gaming

Transmedia's Nonlinear Challenge to Learning, and the Grammar of Gaming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Henry Jenkins (pictured above), a former MIT Professor and the person who coined the term “transmedia,” defines it as “a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels.” In plain English: Transmedia stories offer that element that traditional education struggles to provide: choice.


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Learning Experiment Sparks Student Imagination With Cute Robots

Learning Experiment Sparks Student Imagination With Cute Robots | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Big Idea: With a trilogy of experiential learning projects, Reboot Stories aims to engage children from low-income school districts with imaginative and educational activities.


Why It’s Working: Reboot Stories is pushing the boundaries of traditional learning by incorporating technology and multimedia into classrooms that otherwise would lack the resources to do so."

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Transmedia in Education [Case Study]

This presentation highlights the power to engage students through transmedia storytelling.


And, you might also like Does Transmedia Enhance Learning for Kids? which is a SXSW interview with Sara DeWitt, vice president of PBS Kids Interactive.

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Blueprint for a Transmedia Classroom

Blueprint for a Transmedia Classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Transmedia learning happens across the platforms that kids are already using, engaging them in digital media, social community, and current technology in ways that schools don’t often right now"...

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Transmedia: A new instructional literacy

Transmedia: A new instructional literacy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a powerful way of making learning stick. Moving from canned instruction to a narrative engages learners and helps them connect what’s being taught to their own mental models...
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Monster High: Transmedia Education

Monster High: Transmedia Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Understanding that people learn in a variety of ways, and that storytelling is tradition of humankind, it makes sense to tell stories using a variety of media. Hence, transmedia storytelling (Jenkins, 2007).


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I've had a soft spot for Monster High ever since they first appeared on my 'transmedia radar' with their 2011 Kind Campaign involvement.

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“Convergence,” DIY Transmedia, and Librarians

“Convergence,” DIY Transmedia, and Librarians | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez: "Over the weekend I attended Convergence, the conference on immersive storytelling presented under the auspices of the New York Film Festival, and soon enough my head was starting to bulge, and then pulse, with ideas" ...

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Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly Gerth: "Intrigued by [Toontastic, from Launchpad Toys']  recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the company’s vision" ...

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Transmedia Storytelling for Branding & Education

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Talking Transmedia with Andy Plemmons

Talking Transmedia with Andy Plemmons | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez: "You might recall that [Andy] Plemmons works with classroom teachers to help students create transmedia experiences around specific events and curricular topics. Well, he does a lot more than that, too, which is why it’s really been my pleasure to learn of his work" ...

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How education can become more gameful

How education can become more gameful | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Patrick Möller: 'For our latest [Transmedia Storytelling Berlin] TMSB-evening in June, we invited Jeff Watson (T, F) to speak about the topic “How education can become more gameful”. '

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Transmedia Storytelling in the Class Room

Transmedia Storytelling in the Class Room | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Transmedia Storyteller Ltd (TSL) asked Rex Hall, Project Manager, Broadcast & New Media at Doubletake Studios in Tampa, Florida USA to talk about his experience in bringing transmedia storytelling to the class room."

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Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal

Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez: "When Andy Plemmons, a progressive media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA, was asked to help create a set of interdisciplinary lessons for fifth graders to learn about September 11, 2001, he naturally took a transmedia approach."

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook?


DRC:  This article provides an in-depth, but easy to understand answer.  It's well worth a read.

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Interview with Jérémy Pouilloux: Why Teach Transmedia?

Interview with Jérémy Pouilloux: Why Teach Transmedia? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jérémy Pouilloux: "Transmedia Immersive University is a project that is taking transmedia to France’s universities; an initiative I launched last year. The aim behind TIU is to encourage students to write transmedia material by supervising the production of their projects and then broadcasting these projects as part of a public event."


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Flotsam: A Transmedia Play Experience

Flotsam: A Transmedia Play Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[Erin B. Reilly is] working at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, in partnership with The Alchemists, to extend the principles of transmedia storytelling into the exciting realm of children’s entertainment and education by exploring the transmedia storytelling opportunities presented by Flotsam - a visual representation that encourages all to discover the fantastical story of the oceans and our relationship to it.


Erin also describes her Think & Do process "to foster an open space for people of varied disciplines and backgrounds to come together and effectively learn from each other and create together".

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Drawing connections between transmedia and education

Drawing connections between transmedia and education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Building upon methods and techniques from the 19th century, we are now able to expand learning experiences across multiple platforms- merging technology with content and with genuine human experience."

 

[An interview with Laura Fleming who will be speaking at DIY DAYS: NYC]

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