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What Fans Need to Know about Transformative Use: A Conversation with Rebecca Tushnet (Part One)

What Fans Need to Know about Transformative Use: A Conversation with Rebecca Tushnet (Part One) | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 28, 2016 12:16 PM
On limitations re: fan creations
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TheGrill 2016: Can Data Drive Storytelling? Van Toffler and Charlie Corwin Weigh In

TheGrill 2016: Can Data Drive Storytelling? Van Toffler and Charlie Corwin Weigh In | immersive media | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 28, 2016 12:18 PM
On data, storytelling and the connection between the two
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Answer Pad - student response system and more... via David Kapuler

Answer Pad - student response system and more... via David Kapuler | immersive media | Scoop.it
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What's Happened to Transmedia?

I got an email in my inbox a week or two ago asking the titular question.
It's been haunting me ever since. "


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 29, 2016 4:20 AM
"The genie is out of the bottle and can never be returned" Good stuff from Andrea.
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, September 29, 2016 12:32 PM

Transmedia has always had a rocky definition. It may, however, be moving more from a definable thing to a perspective on how to approach communication--whether entertainment, marketing or education.  To me, it has always represented a more accurate user-centered design that reflects how the human brain receives and gathers information and makes meaning of experience--through multiple channels.  It's not surprising that the pioneers of transmedia experiences have moved to the edge of the storytelling envelope, such as VR.  It is where the attention and money are focused given that the opportunities are unknown and thus, full of promise.  As Andrea's article points out, transmedia strategies were not uniformly able to create a viable business model that supported many creative endeavors.  At the same time, the fundamental shifts in the media landscape that impact consumer expectations and demands, not to mention the flood of choice, suggest that awareness of the need for multi-platform engagement only grows.  To me, this suggests that the fundamentals are more important, even if they "only" provide a foundation for thinking about strategies and projects in the way Simon describes.

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5 Visual Storytelling Trends That are Shaping The Future of Communication

5 Visual Storytelling Trends That are Shaping The Future of Communication | immersive media | Scoop.it
Visual storytelling is one of the most potent forms of communication in existence today. From films and virtual reality experiences to interactive games and data visualizations, visual stories are revolutionizing the way we persuade audiences with our messages.

While brands and marketers have generally lagged behind filmmakers and the media in the visual storytelling department, this is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as marketing shifts from “interrupting what people are interested into becoming what people are interested in,” in the words of Marriott’s VP of content marketing, David Beebe.

As the Internet of Things and wearable tech take us closer to a perpetually connected world, visual storytelling will be all around us. From having conversations with our favorite characters to playing games that will help feed the homeless, these visual storytelling trends will allow us to live within stories of our making and, in the process, blur the lines between reality and fiction.

Restrained only by the pace of technological innovation, here are five visual storytelling trends that will shape the future of all communication-related fields:
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Niftio - A whole presentation platform for professionals

Niftio - A whole presentation platform for professionals | immersive media | Scoop.it
Designer-made templates, mobile device as a smart pointer, improved Q&A sessions and in-app analytics are just a few benefits that come with using Niftio.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, October 2, 2016 5:37 PM
Plataforma para criação de apresentações profissionais.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 3, 2016 12:45 PM
A new platform that incorporates audience response. Looks interesting. 
 
La pluma digital's curator insight, October 26, 2016 5:26 AM
Niftio es una plataforma totalmente gratis en la actualidad. Sirve para crear plantillas de diseño a medida, presentaciones originales a través de fotografías, gráficos, animaciones... Descubre Niftio  para mejorar tus tareas! 
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Storytelling: All Twitter Users Can Now Create Moments

Storytelling: All Twitter Users Can Now Create Moments | immersive media | Scoop.it
Why should Snapchat and Instagram users have all the fun with their Stories? Twitter announced Wednesday that its Moments feature is now available to all users.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 29, 2016 9:46 AM
Looks interested. Will you be using Moments?

Twitter users: Ready to get started?
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 29, 2016 12:16 PM

Now you can take storytelling into the haiku moment.  If less is more... then this is more.

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Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks via Alan Henry

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks via Alan Henry | immersive media | Scoop.it
TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, engaging talk now and again but you’ve had enough of TED, here are some alternative to boost your brain.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2016 8:56 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following Falcon 9 explosion | Eric Mack | NewAtlas.com

SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following Falcon 9 explosion | Eric Mack | NewAtlas.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

It's been less than a month since SpaceX saw a test firing before a planned Falcon 9 launch end in a ball of fire before it even got started. Now, the company appears ready to get back on the orbital horse with plans for its next launch set for as soon as November.

On September 1, a Falcon 9 set to carry a new satellite meant to be part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative to orbit was standing upright on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. As it was being fuelled for a static fire test, it suffered an "anomaly." In other words, it was destroyed in a huge explosion that could be seen and heard for miles around.

SpaceX put all planned launches on hold and three weeks later, preliminary results from an investigation into the cause of the explosion pointed to a rupture in the cryogenic helium system. You can find more details on the role that super chill helium plays in a Falcon 9 launch in our earlier coverage. More specifics on what exactly caused the problem should be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

Finding the problem and resolving it must be progressing to the satisfaction of SpaceX and the Air Force, which runs the launch pad SpaceX uses at Cape Canaveral, because both have reportedly penciled in November 17 as a tentative date for the next SpaceX launch for planning purposes.


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A look inside how Here Be Dragons is pioneering VR storytelling

A look inside how Here Be Dragons is pioneering VR storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Here Be Dragons is a term for describing dangerous or unexplored areas. It's also the new name of Chris Milk's VR creative studio, formerly know as Vrse,..

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, October 4, 2016 2:20 AM
Interesting venture in the field of VR
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Transmedia storytelling can be an effective health intervention

Transmedia storytelling can be an effective health intervention | immersive media | Scoop.it
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “East Los High,” a pioneering
transmedia edutainment program purposely designed to address issues
of reproductive and sexual health among teens, is demonstrating the
power and potential of leveraging entertainment media for health
promotion and social change.


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 22, 2016 2:22 PM
What's not to like! :)
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How to Create a Compelling Six-Second Brand Story?

How to Create a Compelling Six-Second Brand Story? | immersive media | Scoop.it
The reality is that you have six seconds to tell your brand story and make a connection with your customer. Yes, six seconds. A 6-second window to give your customers, your audience, a reason to care, and a reason to want to learn more about your offer. Success in those six seconds depends on the perceived value that your brand will bring to the customers’ lives: the “Why you do what you do.” This message needs to be always refined through the lens of simplicity, clarity and alignment; the three foundational pillars that a brand story absolutely must have to connect and engage with the customer.
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David Byrne & Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain the Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization) Open Culture

Unless you’re a policy geek or an educator, you may never have heard of the “STEM vs. STEAM” debate. STEM, of course, stands for the formula of “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” as a baseline for educational curriculum. STEAM argues for the necessity of the arts, which in primary and secondary education have waxed and waned depending on prevailing theory and, perhaps more importantly, political will.


Andrew Carnegie may have donated handsomely to higher education, but he frowned on the study of “dead languages” and other useless pursuits. Industrialist Richard Teller Crane opined in 1911 that no one with “a taste for literature has the right to be happy” because “the only men entitled to happiness… are those who are useful.”

It’s a long way from thinking of poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” as Percy Shelley wrote in his “Defence of Poetry” 90 years earlier, but Shelley’s essay shows that even then the arts needed defending. By the time we get to STEM thinking, the arts have disappeared entirely from the conversation, become an afterthought, as venture capitalists, rather than wealthy industrialists, decide to trim them away from public policy and private investment.


The situation may be improving, as more educators embrace STEAM, but “there’s tension,” as Neil DeGrasse Tyson says in the excerpt above from his StarTalk interview show on Nat Geo. In the kinds of funding crises most school districts find themselves in, “school boards are wondering, do we cut the art, do we keep the science?”


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5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses - via @ClassTechTips

5 Tips for Using Book Creator for Reading Responses - via @ClassTechTips | immersive media | Scoop.it
These five tips for using Book Creator for reading responses will give teachers lots of ideas for their K-12 classrooms. Great for 1:1 classrooms!

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Using storytelling to make a case for social change

Using storytelling to make a case for social change | immersive media | Scoop.it
I asked TEDxKyoto founder Jay Klaphake which of the many good talks at TEDxKyoto was a great example of storytelling, he replied immediately that it was the 2014 talk by Sahel Rosa. Sahel’s presentation is a wonderful example of a presenter using their personal story to (1) shine a spotlight on a social issue, and (2) to make a pitch for people to support her cause.
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools | Listly List

Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas.
Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills.
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I love creating content that offers people value. Let me know what you think :)

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Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  | immersive media | Scoop.it
Our research, while essential and valuable, only impacts limited audiences. Teaching has wide-reaching influences on, over time, countless individuals.

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How NOT to Tell a Story

How NOT to Tell a Story | immersive media | Scoop.it
All of this chicanery aside…what’s important for us as writers and entrepreneurs etc. is to remember that having a comprehensive understanding of story structure is not just helpful for us as creators. 

It’s an indispensable analytical tool to save us from charlatans. 

When we understand story structure we are empowered to see through the hype and directly question the motivations of the messenger.  Here’s the post again to walk you through why this advertisement set off my story alarms.
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How to Talk to a “Problem Student” Without Them Tuning You Out | Frank's Blog | Edutopia.org

How to Talk to a “Problem Student” Without Them Tuning You Out | Frank's Blog | Edutopia.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

You have that student. That “problem student” you always have to talk to. Or maybe you have 50 of them.

This is about one of mine. I had arranged to have a little 1-on-1 talk with him.

Okay, assuming he shows up… what am I going to say to him? What am I going to say that he hasn’t already heard from all his other teachers? Is there even any point in meeting? Shouldn’t I just call his parents and hope they can chew him out or something?

Devin (not his real name) was a constant problem in my intro to computers class. Constantly off-task, distracting his neighbors, ignoring my directions. My rapport with him might be described as cold, mayyybe neutral at best. One day I got pissed at my class for whatever reason (what, that never happens to you?) and as I was addressing them, the bell rang for the end of the period.


I explicitly announced for them to stay seated even though the bell rang. I’m standing a few feet in front of the door and Devin nonchalantly gets out of his seat and heads for the door. I repeated to the class that they’re not dismissed yet and asked Devin to return to his seat. Of course, he walked right past me (I knew better than to try to physically block a student from exiting), he opened the door, and walked out.

A few days later Devin got in trouble with me for something else and I was able to have him agree to see me after school (that itself was another small ordeal).

That meeting actually ended up being a turning point for our relationship. Here’s what I did...


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20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching -via teachthought

20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching -via teachthought | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Manos Koutsoukos's curator insight, October 2, 2016 1:22 AM
A quick reminder / checklist for both new and experienced teachers, because we all occasionally slip into our old habits and may overlook some important things.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 2, 2016 6:25 PM
What an awesome list!  How many can you claim to your regular routine and classroom practice?
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Jesse Williams Asks Cop Why Black Students Are Arrested At Such A High Rate | Taryn Finley | HuffPost.com

Jesse Williams Asks Cop Why Black Students Are Arrested At Such A High Rate | Taryn Finley | HuffPost.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Jesse Williams is shining a light on how often black students are arrested compared to the non-black peers by investigating a school system in Florida.

The activist and actor will explore the inequalities children face in Pinellas County, Florida for an EPIX upcoming series “America Divided,” according to Entertainment Tonight.

In a teaser for the show, Williams interviews one of the two black school cops in the force, Mike Hawkins. Hawkins says that at school, he carries the same weapons regular officers carry on the street (a gun, mase, and a taser).

“How do you determine what warrants handcuffs, arrests?” Williams asked Hawkins. The officer responds that only criminal violations call for such action.

“Nine times out of ten, it’s not a criminal violation,” Hawkins said. “It’s very seldom, very seldom you see a child in elementary school getting a criminal charge.”

Williams then told Hawkins that he didn’t understand how hundreds of children get arrested each year if what the officer was telling him was true.


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Is technology killing the art of conversation? by Steve Wheeler

Is technology killing the art of conversation? by Steve Wheeler | immersive media | Scoop.it
by Steve Wheeler

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:36 PM

So, is the quality of conversation continuing the same, or getting better, or getting more shallow? -Lon

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40+ Superb STEM Resources for Classrooms - Listly by Global Digital Citizen Foundation

If you're looking for some of the most engaging and informative STEM resources out there, look no further. The following list has over 40 of the

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.

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eTools for Language Teachers by Sylvia Duckworth

eTools for Language Teachers by Sylvia Duckworth | immersive media | Scoop.it
Sylvia Duckworth

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