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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice

Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia is a powerful new form of interactive storytelling, and Inanimate Alice is its darling.
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SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction]

SF vs. SF [Strategic Foresight vs. Science Fiction] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Here's how I've worked in the past. The methods outlined here are by no means complete, but they do relate to the work I've done in foresight and how I think as a science fiction writer.

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Game Creation for Kids With Wario Ware DIY

Game Creation for Kids With Wario Ware DIY | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I had been looking into computer programming courses for my daughter recently and not found anything that was a good fit for her ability...
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Shakespeare goes social: Mozilla Popcorn in the classroom

Shakespeare goes social: Mozilla Popcorn in the classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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...
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Robot Heart Stories Sends Kids on Cross-Country Trek Fueled by Imagination

Robot Heart Stories Sends Kids on Cross-Country Trek Fueled by Imagination | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lance Weiler’s most recent project began with a simple yet provocative question: can a robot reboot education?

 

[An excellent example of transmedia in education.]

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?
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Super Why! Transmedia Suite is a Super Celebration!

Super Why! Transmedia Suite is a Super Celebration! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

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Divergent Convergence: Learning in a Transmedia, Multiplatform World

Divergent Convergence: Learning in a Transmedia, Multiplatform World | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.]

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Digital storytelling in the classroom

Digital storytelling in the classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.

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Inanimate Alice: a cross-platform educational project

Inanimate Alice: a cross-platform educational project | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

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Lance Weiler is bringing a transmedia education project to Montreal

Lance Weiler is bringing a transmedia education project to Montreal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Forty children and two teachers on different sides of the continent will work together this fall to produce stories and artwork about a robot.
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Toons, Tablets, and Tech-Toys: Intergenerational Play [& Storytelling] is the Future of Digital Learning

Toons, Tablets, and Tech-Toys: Intergenerational Play [& Storytelling] is the Future of Digital Learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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.
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Codecademy turns learning to code into a fresh, game-like experience

Codecademy turns learning to code into a fresh, game-like experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We interview Zach Sims, co-creator of Codecademy, a game-like experience that hopes to teach the world how to code...

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The Louvre Upgrades its Audio Guide with Nintendo 3DSs

The Louvre Upgrades its Audio Guide with Nintendo 3DSs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The most visited museum in the world, France's Louvre is teaming up with Nintendo to offer its 8.5 million annual visitors 5,000 museum guides on Nintendo 3DSs.
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Techno-toddlers: A is for Apple

Techno-toddlers: A is for Apple | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
More pre-schoolers know how to use a smartphone than tie their shoelaces. Is this the future of child learning, or a potent image of 21st-century alienation?
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Summer Reading Levels Up | How two library summer reading programs evolved into summer games

Summer Reading Levels Up | How two library summer reading programs evolved into summer games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This year, instead of offering a summer reading program, CPL presented Connect Your Summer, a game in which players collected badges for tapping into various experiences.
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The nuts and bolts of using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read

The nuts and bolts of using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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...
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Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Ian Chia & Heidi Siwak Present "I Live Over Here" At The Global Education Conference

Media Literacy, Creativity & Transmedia Storytelling For Kids: Ian Chia & Heidi Siwak Present "I Live Over Here" At The Global Education Conference | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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.

 

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Transmedia Storytelling and Education at DIY Days @ UCLA

Transmedia Storytelling and Education at DIY Days @ UCLA | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What exactly transmedia storytelling is has been explained and re-explained, but for the purposes of the context of transmedia storytelling in education, let's set the parameters, as Jenkins does...
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Will Xbox, Sesame St, Nat Geo and Disney create the perfect educational game?

Will Xbox, Sesame St, Nat Geo and Disney create the perfect educational game? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In 2012, the latest in educational games, codenamed Rush, will feature a cross between some of the most well known brands of the past and present.
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[Great update of this fabulous Transmedia project] Collaborate With Robot Heart Stories

[Great update of this fabulous Transmedia project] Collaborate With Robot Heart Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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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Mimi Ito: Kids’ Digital Media Literacy Is Important

Mimi Ito: Kids’ Digital Media Literacy Is Important | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Cultural Anthropologist, Mimi Ito, gives us an excellent summary of just why it is important to engage children with digital media from elementary school...
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With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories

With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Until just a few years ago, stories we were told mostly through a single medium – it might be a book, a movie, a radio program, a cartoon.

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