Scriveners' Trappings
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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
Curated by Jim Lerman
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This Sheep Is Mapping The Faroe Islands By Wandering Around With A Camera

This Sheep Is Mapping The Faroe Islands By Wandering Around With A Camera | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"How do you get Google to visit your small, remote island group with its Street View vehicles, and digitize your roads for the benefit of locals and tourists alike? If you are the Faroe Islands, then you exploit your local resources to roll your own Street View, in the hopes of attracting Google's attention. Behold: Sheep View 360, a solar-powered 360-degree camera, mounted on a sheep's back. Sheep View takes advantage of one great Street View feature: You can upload your own images to Google's service. So Durita Dahl Andreassen, working for the tourist site Visit Faroe Islands, decided to kick-start the Faroe Islands' entry by putting the camera on a sheep and letting it wander free, then uploading the photos."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

This is such a rich story; using technology in a pre-industrial way to exploit the attractions of an isolated set of islands. This could make a marvelous multi-disciplinary inquiry and I can just imagine students mounting cameras on their pets to tell the stories of their neighborhoods.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 8, 2016 1:30 PM

I think this is my favorite mapping story of the year...I'm sharing this just because I can.  Google wouldn't originally bring its Street View-recording cars to the islands (part of Denmark), so a solar-powered, ovine-mounted camera was put to work.  Fact can be stranger than fiction.

 

Tags: google, mapping, cartography, technology, Denmark.

Susan Haskell's curator insight, December 9, 2016 8:32 AM
Excellent career choice for sheep...
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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2016 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"No matter what you want to accomplish in 2016, we’re sure you’ll find quality inspiration and resources.


"We’ve broken this year’s list into seven categories: Blogging, entrepreneurship, creativity and craft, freelancing, marketing, publishing, and writing communities. All sites are listed in alphabetical order within their categories, and the numbers are for easy tracking (not ranking)."


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A. G. Moye's curator insight, January 26, 2016 3:06 PM

Anything to help get your career rolling in writing. 

Penelope's curator insight, January 27, 2016 1:56 PM

 

Great resource for writers--beginners and pros alike!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-writers-2016/

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Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing

Common Core Standards: Teaching Argument Writing | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12's presenters. Click here to watch Catlin's Webinars inside the Teacher Lear

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:38 AM

Caitlin and her students leverage technology in productive and engaging ways. Consider ways teachers could collabortate across subject areas to dig in with additional texts and resources, (excellent issue for our Catholic school teachers).

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8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is a trending educational tool. Know the 8 ways research indicate it transforms learning.

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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling - ART & SCIENCE - Medium

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, June 30, 2015 6:12 PM

Tecnología y la evolución del Storytelling

 

Daniel Christian's curator insight, July 1, 2015 9:29 AM

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, July 2, 2015 12:34 PM

This is my new must read for everyone. Lassiter's insights about computer graphics (CG) transcend his industry. They offer guidance for UX and web designers (any designer really) and businesses alike. His comments on storytelling and emotion connection are the key to success in design and business. I will be quoting this article for years to come.

 

I would absolutely recommend this to everyone.