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The Boat | SBS

The Boat | SBS | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
‘The Boat’, an interactive graphic novel about escape after the Vietnam War. Based on the story by Nam Le, adapted by Matt Huynh.
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Click on the chapter 2 option on the right.  This is just gorgeous. I could not even read a minute further without sharing this.

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Transforming Learning with Digital Storytelling

Transforming Learning with Digital Storytelling | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is a trending educational tool. Know the 8 ways research indicate it transforms learning.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Lianne Picot
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In the last few years, I have so often found myself in groups of 'like-minded' people, whether that be a small local group of social entrepreneurial women or the famed TEDx community.

The harsh reality that we so often overlook is that the future success of humanity lays in the ways that we learn to collaborate and, yes cooperate with 'not-like-minded' individuals AND groups.

Storytelling, and listening to stories, is a crucial component of the growth of collaboration. We need to re-integrate the importance of storytelling into the fabric of our schools, organizations, and communities. Through coaching some kids to give TEDx talks, I learned a wonderful lesson. The act of storytelling empowers a youth to believe in their ability not only to tell their story but to create the story of their lives.

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Lianne Picot's curator insight, September 9, 2015 7:23 PM

Today's classrooms are experiencing a shift unlike any we have seen before. Tech savvy kids are often having to use outdated equipment and some have skills well beyond those of their teachers. I love this idea of enabling students to utilise digital storytelling as a way to show and share their learning! Developing subject matter expertise as well as storytelling , project planning and collaboration skills is beneficial not only to their immediate learning needs but are key skills for their futures. Putting the learning into the hands of the students through technology AND storytelling?  Seems like a marvellous idea to me!


This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, September 16, 2015 12:38 PM

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10 Mind-Blowing Interactive Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World

10 Mind-Blowing Interactive Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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In digital learning we often overlook opportunities to add 'ambient' sound to enhance the user experience - framing information in a story that is engaging as well as educational.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 8, 2015 6:31 AM


Nayomi Chibana:  "The best interactive stories, animated infographics and data visualizations now circling the Web and the storytelling techniques you can learn from them."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 11, 2015 2:59 AM

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” —Robert McKee 

Our Movie Talk's curator insight, September 11, 2015 7:31 PM

These are cool.

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Top 5 Tips for Mouth-watering eLearning | 360 Authoring Program-Blog

Top 5 Tips for Mouth-watering eLearning | 360 Authoring Program-Blog | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
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I love this metaphor of serving up a 'great meal' in eLearning!   It is the perfect example of integrating story elements, ie metaphor into an educational blog piece.  Visuals - are they garnish or pitiful side dish?  Is that a fly in your soup or an extra comma?  

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A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Can You Tell Your Story Without Using Words?

Can You Tell Your Story Without Using Words? | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
How is your story being told? Can you capture the hearts of your audience without using any words to do so?

Via José Carlos
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A exercise challenge we should all try...

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Dupree Wesley's curator insight, May 6, 2015 3:52 PM

A great insight into the power of the visual art medium in story telling.

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Technology Is Short, But Story Is Long

Technology Is Short, But Story Is Long | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
I have two questions for you:

What comes to mind when I say "Shakespeare?"

What comes to mind when I mention the "water wheel?"

Both were born in the 16th century. Both advanced Elizabethan culture in profound ways. One wrote "Romeo & Juliet."

That's the difference between platform and art.

Technology and story.

Technology can bring you stuff (like water and Facebook posts). Story can change your idea of the stuff you want brought to you.
Patricia Stitson's insight:

I agree but:

 

Will there come an age where a technology will become so integrated into the fabric of our collective story that it DOES not fade away... but rather like cultural stories or some religions, learns how to adapt to the changing framework of its own self?

 

The authors overall point is indisputable, story is at the heart of literally everything today, but I would counter that his argument about the fading of past technologies as the reason why we should focus on story is, well, itself archaic.  

 

The integration of story and technology is creating an online culture where one is indistinguishable from the other.  Not so with Beta Tapes of old.  That is HARD ware not SOFT ware.  The story was separate from the hardware that delivered it. 100%.  Not so with Facebook etc. I do not suppose to predict that FB will not be usurped by another platform as Friendster did. 

 

I am simply asking another question.  How is the presence of technology change the manner in which we view how we tell our story?  When will how we tell our stories become so dependent on technology that the latter itself become a part of the story.  Or has it already?

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 14, 2015 8:50 AM

(From the article): In fact, most of us (as marketers and as consumers) judge a platform by how well it performs 3 key functions: delivering stories we desire; when and where we desire them; in the form that's easiest to enjoy and share.

 

As Shakespeare liked to say, "The play's the thing!"

 

He never said, "The stage (or the platform) is the thing!"

 

That's why today's major technology and social media enterprises – Apple and Amazon and Facebook and Google – are in the throes of a hiring frenzy. Not just for developers and coders, but for art directors and writers and strategists and storytellers.

 

That's why Facebook, the behemoth that once cajoled marketers into adopting "more useful metrics" such as "likes" and "engagement," has unapologetically tossed its old playbook.

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A Very Special Father’s Day Gift

A Very Special Father’s Day Gift | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
I love Father’s Day because it is a reminder of how much being a father has shaped my life. One of those defining moments happened about 20 years ago....
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Why did I have to dig this deep to find this story?  The beauty and raw authenticity of this post is unequal.  Here I find a family that I would love to have dinner with as a person.  Just a simple person who is curious.  Moreover I feel as though it might be possible that they would consider inviting me to dinner.  

 

By 'dinner' I mean, 'here - I figured out a way to help out the world - would you like to join me?'  And the answer is of course, yes.  

 

This brings me to the question of storytelling.  If in education- then how does a story elicit collaboration?  In technology for education- is it just for glitz and circumstance or can you share an authentic story with me about how your tech 'feels' like it can inspire learning. I find the latter explicitly missing.  How can a teacher understand how to be inspired to implement your tool if you cannot tell them how>?

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ROI or RIP: The Lean Content Marketing Handbook for SMBs

ROI or RIP: The Lean Content Marketing Handbook for SMBs | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, SMBs are in need of lean content marketing strategies. It's for this reason that we've put together this 85+ page ebook.
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I would encourage educators to read this handbook as well.  

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Research: Active learning more important than flipping the classroom -- THE Journal

Research: Active learning more important than flipping the classroom -- THE Journal | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

"An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University ..."

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Via Leona Ungerer
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Point taken - in fact I thought that the given was that the flipped classroom style encouraged more active learning in class - where the teacher could mentor and where they were learning with their collaborators.  

 

What is lacking for me in this article is retention level and what they are learning while they are learning.  Are they just learning the skills and facts or are they also learning how collaborate with other using the facts.  Did they just test once for these 'learning outcomes' mentioned or will retention be longterm.  

 

I guess I need to read the study!

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Matthew M.'s curator insight, March 4, 2015 12:29 AM

I think that this scoop relates to our readings this week because it talks about The ability to obtain, assimilate and apply the right knowledge effectively, will become a key skill in the next century. Our ability will no longer be judged solely by qualifications gained in the past, but will also be assessed by our capacity to learn and adapt in the future.

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Out of the Box | Community Tool Box

Out of the Box | Community Tool Box | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
View community stories
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This is sooooo amazing!  I have been talking about building a platform just like this for a long time!  I am so glad to see that someone has done it!

 

This would be a good subject for a TEDx Talk!

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¿Necesitamos un aprendizaje complejo?

¿Necesitamos un aprendizaje complejo? | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
juandon (yo no estoy enredada).... Vale la pena hablar del artículo de mi compañero Steve Wheeler "How complex learning" y que viene a dicir.... "El aprendizaje es muy complejo. En consecuencia, cu...

Via L. García Aretio
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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel
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I love it - moving past substitution into redefinition!   Why why why did I not come up with this???  Kudos!

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher's toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE's goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

Via Jesús Salinas
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"How DOES tone affect or 'effect' learning?  Great insight by TED Educator and SXSWEdu recognized authors..

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 5, 2015 11:03 AM

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"How does instructor 'tone' affect learning?" Great insight by a TED Educator and SXSWEdu recognized authors...
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So You Want to be a Multi-Platform Content Creator? Here Are 6 Expert Tips [#Transmedia]

So You Want to be a Multi-Platform Content Creator? Here Are 6 Expert Tips [#Transmedia] | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Transitioning from user manual to a digital learning ecosystem?  Have you considered how to differentiate across platforms or are you trying to duplicated the same information?  What can be gleaned from transmedia storytelling to make even the most technical training interesting and available?

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 9, 2015 2:58 PM
well, who doesn't want to be? :)
Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 10, 2015 12:21 AM
It's all about your reader/audience stepping into your story.
Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:58 AM
Throw out the manual.
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Why We’re Storytelling Animals

Why We’re Storytelling Animals | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Learn how the mind yields helplessly to the suction of story from New York Times Best Selling Author Jonathan Gottschall.
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Are you creating a human fiction or a human story?

 

Watch the TEDx sneakpreview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhd0XdedLpY

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Better Biz Storytelling: Visually Redesigning a Blog for Thought Leadership

Better Biz Storytelling: Visually Redesigning a Blog for Thought Leadership | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
After three years of promising a blog redesign that would reflect my agency's focus on visual storytelling — welcome to Ishmael's Corner, version 2.0.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 25, 2015 2:36 PM

My colleague, the esteemed Lou Hoffman of The Hoffman Agency, sent me a link to his new blog design. When I saw it, I started dancing. It is totally rethinking telling your story through the entire blog design.


This article shares his frustrations and adventures with rethinking the blog. It's a great story in and of itself. The agency used the parallax format and tools to get the redesign done. 


The result? Fresh. Exciting. Compelling. Fabulously visual. Engaging. It's cutting edge. The navigation bar rocks. Even better is the before picture.


Check it out and get working on redesigning your blog for better storytelling. And keep designing your blog content around storytelling. I bet your numbers go up.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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TEDxKids@ElCajon | CVUSD Connect

TEDxKids@ElCajon | CVUSD Connect | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it

Watch this video about the upcoming TEDxKids@ElCajon conference!

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How do we tell the story of education?  Would it be beneficial to frame it into a snapshot of what the future could look like?  How would this effect people's perception of change in education, such as the addition of EdTech?

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.

Via L. García Aretio
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The Future of Personalized Learning is Now

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
By Jean Fleming - MAPS is a personalized learning assessment system that is using formative, in-the-moment, and longer interim assessment.

Via L. García Aretio
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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, March 29, 2015 11:28 AM

The Future of Personalized Learning is Now http://sco.lt/94CBeb

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Digital Learning Day meets TEDxKids@ElCajon encouraging digital literacy...

Digital Learning Day meets TEDxKids@ElCajon encouraging digital literacy... | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Want to know how to encourage digital learning AND encourage kids to think about ideas worth spreading?  Check out what is happening at the Cajon Valley Union School District.  

 

While others are debating the validity of using technology in the classroom - teachers at CVUSD are implementing real blended learning programs that are bridging the gap in literacy and, for the future workforce needs right in San Diego.  

 

In an ever changing world the attitude of 'how can we?' rather than 'who should we' is the only avenue towards preparing kids to be global lifelong learners.  This is a great example of an innovative project providing that opportunity.

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CLICK HERE to support Fab Lab: ReLaunch San Diego's Original Makerspace!

CLICK HERE to support Fab Lab: ReLaunch San Diego's Original Makerspace! | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Become a Founding Member of the San Diego Maker Community | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Want to know what it is like to be a grassroots social entrepreneur in education?  Ask Katie Rast.  As shared by one of the organizations she worked with, "When Katie ran her program with us the level of enthusiasm and engagement was higher than I've ever seen."  

 

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Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot

Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
In New York's Red Hook, citizens have taken connectivity into their own hands.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 24, 2015 4:24 PM

I love love love this story -- and the visual storytelling makes me cranky cranky cranky. It's a great example of what NOT to do.


What's the story?

Did you know that there are parts of New York City -- yes NYC! -- where people can't get access to the Internet?


Yeah, that was a shocker to me too. The mountains of Appalachia or the wilds of rural Montana -- I can see that. But not NYC.


So here's a story about how a community solved that problem for themselves. It's brilliant! As you read the story you'll be applauding resident's ingenuity, solutions, and results.


Now -- what is making me so cranky? Well, the video shared is great. But the rest of the photos accompanying this post? Very biased and they only perpetuate stereotypes -- abandoned buildings, bleakness, bars. And oh, BTW -- this post is about people but there are NONE in the photos. What's up with that??!!


The photos are beautiful. But they tell me more about the biases of photographer and the writer who included them than about Red Hook and its residents. I did a quick search on Google for images of Red Hook NY and found plenty. From those photos I got a much better sense of the community that showed the complete picture.


What gives me the right to be so cranky? I spent 3 years with anthropologist Dr. Ray Birdwhistell in the use of photography for understanding a group or culture. Those 3 years were all about how to remove your own biases from the camera lense so you could really see what's going on. 


The photos here really do a disservice to Red Hood and its residents. Now no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. But this is a little too blatant. I'm sure the author was under a crunch deadline and grabbed photos from Flickr in a rush instead of just being lazy. I'm sure the photographer (yonijrj) took these photos for his/her own purposes, never intending these consequences. I am dismayed at the end result, however.


So here are a few simple rules for effective visual storytelling in your articles:

  1. If your post is about people, show people!
  2. Use photographs with clear intent and mindfulnes. 
  3. Be aware of your own stereotypes and biases as best you can so you are not blindly promoting them.
  4. Know that photos have consequences. Use them wisely.
  5. Make sure the photos you select really reflect the emotional core and key message of the story.


OK -- rant done. May your visual stories reflect the best of your storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:51 PM

I like the rules on using photos in the article. Translates well into education when using photos in the classroom. 

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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | Education, Technology, and Storytelling | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.
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An excellent read.  "Everyone can draw!"

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CVMS reaches 100% Participation With Hour of Code | CVUSD Connect

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A couple of years ago there weren't even many computers in this districts schools.  Within just a few years they are completely changing the story of these children's lives by shifting the perspective on using technology in the classroom.  Additionally, one of the 'languages' that is most requested to be taught in the district in computer programming.  #nextgened - building the foundation for tomorrow's workforce today.

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