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Write rhymes.

Write rhymes. | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Classic Web 2.0 tool. Type out a few lines. Get stuck for a rhyme? Option click on the word and it will list a slew of rhymes for it, sorted by number of syllables. Now I can finally find words that rhyme with Orange!

"Look up rhyming words as you write. Instead of leaving what you're writing to find rhymes in a rhyming dictionary, just alt-click (or option-click) on the word you need a rhyme for and select from a pop-up list of suggested rhymes."


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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 9, 11:35 PM

Marvelous materials.

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Keynote for Digital Story Telling

Keynote for Digital Story Telling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
This post could as easily be titled, The Best Tool on Your Mac.

There is so much about Keynote that can be used in innovative ways for not only communicating but introducing virtually ALL of the fundamentals of computing to younger students it needs to re-imagined. More on that here but…

In terms of digital story telling, I have created a page to house all of the videos I recently created as a YouTube playlist and as the basis for an online course. The videos introduce vector graphic creation, digital story telling, the tools necessary to take it deeper, animations and the use of multiple slides to take the process further than Apple ever intended!

It also contains a classroom resource and a link to a workshop session on the same subject along with more session pages (many still under construction) covering an entire conference with Mac/iOS, Google for Edu, Coding and MakerSpace/Design Thinking strands.

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5 Story Arguments that Compel Learners to Pay Attention - Tip #117

5 Story Arguments that Compel Learners to Pay Attention - Tip #117 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
e-Learning Strategy, eLearning, instructional design, micro-scenarios, micro-learning, microlearning, ray jimenez, story-based, smallbites, small bites learning, storytelling, stories, social learning
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A Glimpse Into the Future of Storytelling

A Glimpse Into the Future of Storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
For storytellers, digital is the biggest candy shop ever created. It enables stories to be told in fantastic new ways that combine a variety of media including written word, images, video, and even games…all at the same time. Of course, it took a while for the technology to get to a point where that was(...)

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"Storyboard That" for digital storytelling

Check out how you can learn about this web based tool so that your students can make comic strips that will demonstrate their understanding.

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10 Powerful Visual Storytelling Techniques to Remember

10 Powerful Visual Storytelling Techniques to Remember | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Samantha Lile provides us with 10 effective visual storytelling techniques in this useful article featured on the Visme blog.

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tillsonburgm's comment, February 14, 5:03 AM
Thats astonishing..
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10 Powerful Visual Storytelling Techniques to Remember
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Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher

Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations.  For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions and Nearpod VR allow teachers to guide their students through … Read more

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 14, 5:11 AM
je vais tester très bientôt dans mes cours :-) 
CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 15, 2:54 AM

La réalité virtuelle au service d'une pédagogie active. De belles choses à faire...

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 15, 3:02 AM
A tester avec les nouvelles facilités qui se mettent en place à l'ULg
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Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller charts. The book’s chilling account of a couple’s struggle against a dystopian society has many elements that will strike a contemporary reader as disturbingly prescient. Orwell’s description of “doublespeak” – the ability, and requirement, to utterly believe two contradictory thoughts at the same time – feels tailor-made for a president who simultaneously believes that three to five million “illegals” voted in the election, and that his victory in that election was completely fair and valid.

"But Nineteen Eighty-Four is also a book about a particular kind of dystopian state: an authoritarian Stalinist future-Britain, based on the fears Orwell felt most pressing in 1948. Maybe it’s time to find better dystopias?"

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The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience

The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"As VR storytellers, we are charged with molding experience itself into story, and none of our storytelling tools have prepared us fully for that. As we stumble our way into this new, mysterious medium, we ask ourselves, “How do we tell a story for the audience when the audience is present within it?”

 

"Being bodily present in the story seeds the need to be active, to “do.” But how does the audience know what to do? And how do we take their needs and perspective into consideration? To even scratch the surface of these questions, we need to better understand the audience’s experience in VR — not just their experience of the technology, but the way that they understand story and their role within it."

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:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups

:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

We capture special moments in our lives everyday. But often, these memories get lost deep within chat conversations or the camera roll of our smartphones. With Storyline, you can collaboratively create and share memories together with ease.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 31, 2:31 AM
Good possibilities in storytelling!!! Worth a try. Collaborative narrative is a powerful methodology.
Francisco González's comment, January 31, 12:48 PM
Only available for iOS, not Android version yet. :(
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Character Map | Characterization | Literary Characters

Character Map | Characterization | Literary Characters | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Character Map storyboards cover characterization of literary characters. Character mapping is great for understanding personas, characters, & character analysis.

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Narrative as Virtual Reality

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Is there a significant difference in attitude between immersion in a game and immersion in a movie or novel? What are the new possibilities for representation offered by the emerging technology of virtual reality? As Marie-Laure Ryan demonstrates in Narrative as Virtual Reality, the questions raised by new, interactive technologies have their precursors and echoes in pre-electronic literary and artistic traditions. Formerly a culture of immersive ideals—getting lost in a good book, for example—we are becoming, Ryan claims, a culture more concerned with interactivity. Approaching the idea of virtual reality as a metaphor for total art, Narrative as Virtual Reality applies the concepts of immersion and interactivity to develop a phenomenology of reading.

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WriteReader Presents the Most Popular Topics Amongst Student Authors

WriteReader Presents the Most Popular Topics Amongst Student Authors | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
WriteReader is a great multimedia writing tool for elementary school students and their teachers. On WriteReader students can creat

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Virtual reality can – and will – be used for storytelling

Virtual reality can – and will – be used for storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 8, 2016 7:25 AM

 

Charlotte Cullen:  "How will viewers follow a story if they are able to look wherever they want? How will a director make scene cuts without making the user sick?"

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5 weak words to whack from your writing – 100 Naked Words – Medium

5 weak words to whack from your writing – 100 Naked Words – Medium | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
There are 5 words that weaken your writing. Whack them when you see them and increase the power of your prose. In random order… Very and really are often used for emphasis. Funny thing is, they’re so…
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Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I've been experimenting with #interactve #storytelling as part of my #learning #designs using https://t.co/s2vetcpVbY as a #tool #edtech

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6 Writing Projects for Students in the Internet Era | Getting Smart

As the most common jobs shift in nature from the performance of repetitive tasks to the fulfillment of more discrete, unique projects (the project-based, gig economy), employees everywhere will be responsible for developing projects that deliver results. To do this, they will need to be able to communicate recommendations that tie a set of actions to specific business goals in a clear, convincing manner. This does not come naturally to most, but it is a skill that will become more and more crucial.

Additionally, many employers need great scientific or social media writers, but these writers also need to be able to layout the plan and goals that they will follow in a business or communication plan. Project reports, or any form of document that summarizes work, also are a key part of many employees’ jobs.

Next time you read a blog or a tweet, consider how you could incorporate that style of writing into your instructional day as a writing project for your students. Also explore LDC.org, which has professional development for teachers on how to facilitate writing across the curriculum, a band of quality writing prompts and a collaborative lesson authoring environment.
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How to Tell a Story Using Google Tools - Simplek12

How to Tell a Story Using Google Tools - Simplek12 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Learn how to bring conversations to life with Google's unique storytelling tool. Tell a story with this fun, free digital storytelling tool.

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Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips

Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool - Class Tech Tips | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
How does the 30hands digital storytelling tool connect to formative assessment?The team at 30hands Storytelling believes in the power of creativity.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, February 16, 3:00 AM
Benieuwd wie hier mee aan de slag gaat (of er al mee bezig is). De beschrijving laat alvast vermoeden dat er veel evaluatieve kansen ontstaan. 
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On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump

On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Events have taken such a dark turn in the United States with the election of Trump that many have felt the need to go back to the dystopian classics to get their bearings. These were novels written in the first half of the prior century when totalitarianism wasn’t just something relegated to gray photos in our history books while we lived our days in the bright neo-liberal sunlight of the post- Cold War era, but actually roamed alive and deadly in the real world.

Among the most well know of these novels, along with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is, of course, George Orwell’s 1984. Many of us had thought the bleak dystopia Orwell depicted had, by  the early 21st century, been relegated to isolated hermit kingdoms such as North Korea. Huxley, we all knew, with his mind altering drugs, free love, and mind-numbing consumerism had been more prescient regarding how authoritarian power would operate-  strangling our freedom not with an iron but with a velvet glove. Yet Trump seems to be proving the majority of us eggheads wrong. As Adam Gopnik so bluntly puts it in reference to what we’ve see of the Trump presidency so far:

Because the single most striking thing about his matchlessly strange first week is how primitive, atavistic, and uncomplicatedly brutal Trump’s brand of authoritarianism is turning out to be. We have to go back to “1984” because, in effect, we have to go back to 1948 to get the flavor.

Of course, Gopnik isn’t alone in suggesting 1984 has something especially important to tell regarding 2017. Since Trump’s election sales of the novel have soared by 9,500 percent.  And still, trying to use 1984 as a map through the Trump presidency might pose just as many distortions as insights, and not just because other dystopian novels might offer better depictions of the actual type of dystopia we are in danger of falling into, but because our efforts and attention might be drawn into an ineffectual resistance against an enemy unlikely to arrive, while the real villain slips in unnoticed in his place.   What’s required, then, is a close reading of 1984 to see where it fits and diverges from what’s happened so far, so here it goes:
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Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel

Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The strategic approach National Geographic Travel takes to storytelling and how that positively impacts the amazing results that they see on social media.

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malek's curator insight, February 6, 10:30 AM

National Geographic Travel is a poster child for the power of storytelling in marketing.

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OTHERPPL WITH BRAD LISTI - IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH TODAY'S LEADING AUTHORS

OTHERPPL WITH BRAD LISTI - IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH TODAY'S LEADING AUTHORS | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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"Hosted by novelist Brad Listi, Otherppl is a podcast featuring lengthy interviews with creative writers of all stripes, including novelists, poets, and screenwriters. Listi's podcast employs a distinct, informal style throughout his interviews, which each last over an hour. Listi's guests include well-established writers in addition to emerging writers and authors. Recent episodes feature interviews with essayist and short story writer Roxane Gay, novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Sympathizer and, most recently, The Refugees), and Hanya Yanagihara (author of A Little Life). On this website, visitors can listen to the most recent 50 episodes free of charge. Listeners can also download a free application to listen to episodes on their iOS or Android devices. Those interested in exploring the complete archive of Otherppl - featuring over 450 episodes as of this writing - can do so by purchasing a premium subscription."

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Exploring the Different Types of Fiction

Exploring the Different Types of Fiction | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Fiction is a general term used to describe an imaginative work of prose, either a novel, short story, or novella. Recently, this definition has been modified to include both nonfiction works that contain imaginative elements, like Midnight in the Garden Of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House, 1994) and Dutch by Edmund Morris (Random House, 1999), and novels consisting largely of factual reporting with a patina of fictionalization, such as Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Knopf, 1997). However, in the truest sense, a work of fiction is a creation of the writer’s imagination. The two main types of fiction are literary and commercial.


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Writing Fiction? Check Out These 5 Free Research Hacks

Writing Fiction? Check Out These 5 Free Research Hacks | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Writing fiction? Don’t get bogged down by book research! Check out these tools.

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An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories

An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"...in 2016, with sophisticated computing power, natural language processing, and reams of digitized text, it’s possible to map the narrative patterns in a huge corpus of literature. It’s also possible to ask a computer to identify the shapes of stories for you.

"That’s what a group of researchers, from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide, set out to do. They collected computer-generated story arcs for nearly 2,000 works of fiction, classifying each into one of six core types of narratives (based on what happens to the protagonist):"

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