I think we’re seeing the birth of a new genre of interactive film — “hyper-video,” “social video,” or pop-up video on steroids — that will revolutionize multimedia in the classroom, and maybe even the lingua franca of learning in general...
Funded by a Ready To Learn grant awarded to PBS by the Department of Education, Smashing Ideas partnered with long-term clients Out of the Blue and PBS KIDS to develop a SUPER WHY! branded Transmedia Gaming Suite consisting of four activities: two online games, and iPhone app and an Interactive Whiteboard Activity.
Graphic novels are merging with digital comics and students are building their own animated stories and subject area reports to share on the web. In this session, you’ll learn to immerse young readers and writers in a transmedia world of information where divergent resources like websites, books, audio, and video converge.
[A fabulous resource for educators, and a great read for the rest of us.]
When students create a movie or interactive slide show to tell their story, learning becomes personal.
This is a great resource ... and, if you were to encourage students to take the next step, and tell a story across all the platforms used in the guide, then they would've taken their first steps into transmedia storytelling.
Considered as a revolution in the “book publishing” industry, Inanimate Alice is a multiplatform immersive project. Often presented as transmedia, mostly thanks to its interactivity and multimedia use, Inanimate Alice is an interesting case of storytelling usage.
Apps like Toontastic continue the long tradition of intergenerational storytelling – how humans have learned since painting on walls of caves – allowing us to not just read stories to our children, but tell stories with them… to empower them to share their voice and their ideas with friends and family around the world.
Suppose Alice for the iPad and other good e-reading programs not only were accessible to the disadvantaged in Anacostia and Appalachia but also were used properly, so that toddlers and other younger children would absorb words and ideas, not just get caught up in electronic bells and whistles...
The "I Live Over Here" project is both a Wordpress based blogging site as well as an iOS app (for iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone), featuring collaborative content from contributing classrooms around the world.
Storytelling pioneer Lance Weiler created ROBOT HEART STORIES, an experiential educational vehicle for kids to talk to each other, tell stories about life on earth and ask a robot who has crash landed in Montreal, questions.
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