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Uk.businessinsider. The next wave in storytelling is short-form video. Social video apps are nothing new.

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video

However, these video tools have been slow to gain widespread enthusiasm from brands as a serious content distribution channel — until now. Meerkat and Periscope put instant video into the hands of the masses, but now we’re finally seeing the rest of the major social networks catch on and make it not only easier to create video content, but also painless to share. Even traditional social networks are now encouraging brands to mix their storytelling efforts with more social video features. These social apps are making it dead simple to master the art of video storytelling quickly and win the attention of consumers with minimal effort. So creating video content is easy. Stream Periscope videos directly in your Twitter feed Have you attempted a live stream on Periscope yet? You can now stream authentic “personal” messages to a much larger audience and build trust with your customers. The time for Snapchat is now Snapchat’s video traffic is surging.

Writer - Education. Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students.

writer - Education

From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required. Why make stories interactive anyway? The way our stories work is simple: the reader is given the text of a story in a small chunks, and after each, they get to make a decision about what happens next. That could be what a character says, or does - but it could also be a deeper choice, like why a character has done what they've done, or how they feel about something else in the story. Our first project, Frankenstein, uses interactivity to explore the different facets of Mary Shelley's original novel - allowing the reader to discover different aspects of the world, follow up hints and allusions in the text, and maybe even take some narrative paths that Shelley herself considered.

The Research Evidence. Following the proliferation of technology and multimedia an evolution in making and telling stories has resulted in digital storytelling (DST).

The Research Evidence

Here we get into the basics of DST and how research findings in the past decade suggest it works as a transforming tool for learning in 21st century education. What is Digital Storytelling? Digital storytelling is a constructivist approach to learning that emerged in the late 1980’s at the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in California. The Research Evidence. The Fine and Fragile Art of Storytelling  People often make the mistake of thinking that storytelling is something that comes naturally to everyone.

The Fine and Fragile Art of Storytelling 

Why? Because, as children, we listened to our parents read to us or tell us stories as a means of lulling us to sleep. My father told my sister and I stories about a little boy named Pinky (who was only as big as one's little finger). In many primitive societies, oral histories help to preserve a cultural heritage which has been passed down from one generation to another (check out Hawaiian mythology for some grand stories explaining how the Hawaiian gods interacted with nature). As one matures, the stories one heard as a child may seem too simplistic to satisfy an increasingly sophisticated palate.

Monologists never have to worry about giving up control or sharing the spotlight with others. When good storytelling takes place, the results can be magical. Two small theatre troupes attempted to enchant audiences at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Poster art for Nightingale. 9 great books about storytelling and presentations. This time of year, I am inspired to challenge myself.

9 great books about storytelling and presentations

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?  Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling? 

Whether it's a Fortune 500 company, non-profit, or softball team, we are all, whether we know it or not, involved in the process of creating organizational culture -- "a collective way of thinking, believing, behaving and working. " The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process.

March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important.

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration. Samantha Morra (Google certified teacher) has this wonderful visual on the process of digital storytelling. This process comprises 8 steps : Come with an ideaResearch/explore and learnWrite/ScriptStoryboard/PlanGather/create images, gather/create audio, gather create video.Put it all togetherShareFeedback and reflect.

6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling. May 18, 2015 Here are some excellent iPad apps to enhance students creativity through digital storytelling.

6 of The Best iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling

These are among the best apps teachers have been using with their students to create, narrate, and share stories. Using these apps students will be able to tell their own stories using a variety of multimedia materials that include: images, characters, avatars, photos, audio recordings, video clips and many more.

The editing and creation functionalities differ from one app to the other but overall, the process is fairly simple and student friendly: 1- 30hands “30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling and ITERATIVE CREATIVITY(TM). Storytelling infographic : What really makes a good story? In a recent post, I noted that the term ‘storytelling’ is being applied to more and more types of content, not all of them proper stories. On top of that, there’s often an over-emphasis on the channels and media used for storytelling at the expense of the stories themselves.

But all that begs the question: what does make a good story? New- Google Now Offers These Powerful Storytelling Apps for Free. February 9, 2015 Following the purchase of Launchpad Toys by Google, this latter has officially made the two popular educational apps Toonastic and TeleStory free for everyone.

New- Google Now Offers These Powerful Storytelling Apps for Free

This piece of news, which I learned from Jonathan Wylie, is a great welcome for educators and teachers. The two apps are already being heavily used by teachers and we have reviewed them here in several past instances, however, now that they are free, teachers will have access to those powerful and advanced features that were available only to premium members through in-app purchase.