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A collection to support the study of INF533 Literature in Digital Environments

15 Digital Storytelling Tools. HOOKED. Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally. Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before.

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in many students, making it difficult for them to engage deeply with digital text in the same way they do when reading materials printed on paper. Devin Hess sympathizes with educators’ concerns, but believes digital reading is here to stay and teachers have a duty to equip students to engage with digital texts in meaningful ways.

Hess was a middle school social studies teacher and early tech adopter in his classroom. Now he works with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project training social studies teachers on deep reading strategies. Nick Earls successfully takes on dark art of digital publishing with novella experiment. Posted Brisbane author Nick Earls says his multi-platform experiment, publishing five novellas in five months, seems to have proved a risk worth taking.

Nick Earls successfully takes on dark art of digital publishing with novella experiment

With the help of boutique Australian publisher Inkerman and Blunt, Earls this year released the novellas simultaneously in print, as ebooks and as audiobooks — embracing online publishing in a way most traditional publishers have scrupulously avoided until now. The plan was especially risky because novellas have historically been shunned by mainstream publishing. But Earls said the response to his Wisdom Tree series has been overwhelmingly positive. "The reviews have been probably the best I've ever got and readers have really got it. "From the point of view of how the novellas have been performing, they're travelling pretty well at the moment and their time is far from over. " He said he hoped his success had helped to break down the belief novellas were a challenging publishing proposition. '21st century binge readers' Moovly, Online Software to Create Animated Videos and Presentations.

Internet Catalogue. Shared Stories of Pedagogical Practice: Part 1: Knowledge Constructors - Calliope. Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print? From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen.

Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print?

And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I felt a duty – not to anyone or anything specifically, but more vaguely to the idea of ‘books’. I wanted to understand how their boundaries were changing and being affected by technology. Committing myself to the screen felt like the best way to do it. By 2009, it was impossible to ignore the Kindle. Story Wars.

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Hello Ruby. Understanding the power of stories. We are the stories that we tell and it is the stories we share which unite us.

Understanding the power of stories

Free Webinar - Digital Storytelling With Storyboards. Next Tuesday evening (September 13th) at 7pm Eastern Time I will be hosting a free webinar sponsored by Storyboard That.

Free Webinar - Digital Storytelling With Storyboards

The webinar will focus on designing and delivering stories through the use of storyboards. In particular, we'll be spending time looking at using storyboards to have students to tell stories about themselves, their interests in school, and favorite moments. Teaching with Graphic Novels. Comic books have long been contraband in the classroom.

Teaching with Graphic Novels

These colorful stories are most often thought of as a distraction hidden behind the math book for slacking students. However, modern graphic novels have emerged as an effective teaching tool that can help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. Many are beginning to view them as literature. Today, many American students are spending significantly more time consuming visual media than books. A 2007 National Endowment for the Arts study on reading found that the average American between the ages of 15 and 24 spends only seven minutes a day reading compared to as much as two and a half hours each day watching television.

When children read at home, they do better in both reading and math testing, according to past research from the Educational Testing Services, the company that administers the GRE and other exams. Six Elements of Good Digital Storytelling. Learn the fundamentals to finding success with digital storytelling.

Six Elements of Good Digital Storytelling

While there are endless approaches to crafting stories, depending on purpose and audience, at least six elements are considered fundamental to this particular storytelling style. Living Inside Your Story—The perspective of each story is told in first person using your own storytelling voice to narrate the tale. Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum. Find content’s deeper meaning “By telling thoughtful stories, we clarify our own thinking about what we have learned to share with others in a profound way that sticks with us over time.”

Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum

—Annette Simmons, The Story Factor In an age of mathematical, logical, and scientific thinking, storytelling is often considered appropriate only for language arts projects for young learners. The Art of Digital Storytelling. Become a 21st Century StoryKeeper™ “Tell your tales; make them true.

The Art of Digital Storytelling

If they endure, so will you.” —James Keller. Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online. We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature.

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

Occupying a space somewhere between the purely didactic and the nonsensical, most children’s books published in the past few hundred years have attempted to find a line between the two poles, seeking a balance between entertainment and instruction. However, that line seems to move closer to one pole or another depending on the prevailing cultural sentiments of the time. And the very fact that children’s books were hardly published at all before the early 18th century tells us a lot about when and how modern ideas of childhood as a separate category of existence began. “By the end of the 18th century,” writes Newcastle University professor M.O.

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. Slap Happy Larry – picturebooks, apps, eBooks, short stories. Things That Matter home page. Reading in 2016 – digital vs print, the ultimate smackdown! – Linking Learning. Ok so maybe I got a little carried away with the title of this blog post.

This morning I read a great article by Naomi Baron entitled Do students lose depth in digital reading?. Consider Twitter Fiction. Twitter Fiction Reveals The Power Of Very, Very Short Stories. “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” So goes Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-word story, which, in spite of being perfectly compact, manages to paint a complete picture of thwarted desire and elicit strong feelings from the reader (unless said reader is heartless). Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels. Geoff Dyer I know I said that if I lived to 100 I'd not regret what happened last night. But I woke up this morning and a century had passed. David Mitchell, Philip Pullman, and Margaret Atwood Contribute to the Rise of Twitter Fiction. “Twitter, the most brilliant tough love editor you’ll ever have.” Reading and writing socially during the Twitter Fiction Festival. The communication practice of tweeting has fostered numerous literary experiments, like Teju Cole’s series “Small fates” and Jennifer Egan’s novel “Black box”.

In late 2012, these experiments culminated in an event that focused on such literary experiments: the first Twitter Fiction Festival. In this paper, we explore how people who participated in the festival use tweeting to embrace and enact writing and reading literature as a social experience. The study includes a participant-centered inquiry based on two one-hour Twitter discussions with 14 participants from the Twitter Fiction Festival as well as analyses of their online literary works and secondary sources related to the festival. Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience. The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive.

Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea within us”; Carl Sagan held them as “proof that humans are capable of working magic”; James Baldwin found in them a way to change one’s destiny; for Polish Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska, they stood as our ultimate frontier of freedom. But one of the finest, most dimensional inquiries into the significance of books and the role of reading in human life comes from Neil Gaiman in a beautiful piece titled “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming.” Gaiman considers how the act of reading changes us, “what it’s good for”: Once in New York, I listened to a talk about the building of private prisons — a huge growth industry in America. What books can learn from the Web / What the Web can learn from books. In university I studied Philosophy, and Engineering, in a program called Applied Mathematics.

Immersive storytelling is everywhere and there’s no going back. Kids & Family Reading Report. Is fiction good for you? How researchers are trying to find out. It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. In a Review published on July 19 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, a psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By exploring the inner lives of characters on the page, readers can form ideas about others' emotions, motives, and ideas, off the page.

The real future of electronic literature. The first great works of digital literature are already being written. Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? 15 Examples of Brilliant Visual Storytelling On Instagram. On social media, it is the people and the brands who tell the most interesting stories that build the massive audiences. Instagram calls itself a visual inspiration platform and the best way to inspire others is through the power of visual storytelling. How storytelling is changing in the modern world - Future Tense. A New Hope: Negotiating the Integration of Transmedia Storytelling and Literacy Instruction. Transmedia missionaris: Henry Jenkins. Participatory Culture. TEDxNYED - Henry Jenkins. Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling. Transmedia Storytelling — Solidarity for Slackers. 5 things students learn from 3D storytelling. Why Give Away Your Work for Free? — Writing Prompts. Digital literature: emerging writers' thoughts.

Teenage reading and Tumblr - Adele Walsh - ABC Splash. The Evolution of the Book. Why Paper Books Will Never Die — Personal Growth. What is a book in the digital age? Did technology kill the book or give it new life? Why Podcasts Like 'Serial' Are Helping English Teachers Encourage Literacy. Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam. The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips. The changing landscape of reading and its impact on the role of the Teacher Librarian. Identifying and teaching online reading skills. The New Literacies. How we read online. Reading as a Social Act.

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Too Dumb for Complex Texts? 13 Beautiful Pieces of Twitter Fiction Remind Us How Powerful Reading Can Be. Moving Tales - Bringing Stories to Life. 7 Sins. Interactive Narratives - The Best in Multimedia Storytelling and Multimedia Journalism.

Read "Black Box" by Jennifer Egan - Tweet by Tweet. Read, Hear, and See Tweeted Four Stories by Jennifer Egan, Author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Steven Soderbergh Writes Twitter Novella After His Retirement From Filmmaking. Inanimate Alice. The best interactive books for iPad - appPicker. Home — Hey Harry Hey Matilda. 13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens. Erik Loyer: Storytelling Instruments. Opertoon. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling. 7 Elements in 4 Minutes. Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT. Learn About Digital Storytelling! 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. Digital Storytelling.

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