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10 Old-School Grammar Rules That Teachers Need To Ditch. Relax, Oxford comma purists.

10 Old-School Grammar Rules That Teachers Need To Ditch

We’re not coming for you. Whereas the Oxford comma helps prevent confusion (after all, My heroes are my parents, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama takes on a whole new meaning without it), we can’t say the same for other grammar rules. The Storyteller's Secret by Carmine Gallo on Prezi. Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting.

As The New York Times brings new attention to VR, immersive journalism could drive not only changes in the media industry, but mainstream adoption of the technology. By the end of the day on April 25, 2015, the city of Bhaktapur, Nepal, like many other parts of the country, was in ruins thanks to a 7.8 earthquake. There's an 11-year-old boy in the Ukraine named Oleg who used think it would be cool if his school blew up, but when fighting with Russia broke out in his separatist village in the spring of 2014 and destroyed everything, he wasn't so keen on the idea any more.

A mortar shell exploded on a populated street in Aleppo, Syria. Another day, another disaster. For decades, journalists have been trying to figure out how to better connect audiences to serious events that happen far, far away, and build empathy and understanding. Most recently, media organizations are turning to virtual reality as the possible next step toward that goal.

The short history of news and virtual reality. Glog-ternatives, Or Try These Alternatives to Glogster. Dropr: The easy creative network. MEDLIT-excerpt.pdf.

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Video Storytelling. Create eBooks. Greenscreen Video. School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-In A Single Bound: A Short Primer on Comics for Educators. By Drego Little There is a long and well-documented history of prejudice against comics and what educators think they might represent.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-In A Single Bound: A Short Primer on Comics for Educators

Despite this history, comics have a strong following among writers and other serious artists. Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling. Teaching critical thinking and creativity in writing can be a difficult task, but it is crucial in preparing students to meet the standards of the Common Core.

Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is a highly effective technique for doing so, as it requires a clear organization of thought, discipline, and problem solving skills — all of which can translate directly into more traditional essay writing. What’s more, digital storytelling has the added benefit of meeting other Common Core standards relating to proficiency in technical skills. Dilemma of Author-educators Migrating to Story-based eLearning Design. Our belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive.

Dilemma of Author-educators Migrating to Story-based eLearning Design

The emphasis is getting learners involved in the story and not just telling the learners the story.Synthesis.Developing story-based elearning design requires a different or new set of skills and competencies. Possessing good writing, education and training backgrounds would certainly help anyone who aspires to become an elearning story-based curriculum developer. Using Graphic Narratives in the Classroom. How Visual Thinking Improves Writing. Teaching Strategies.

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

Using Stories to Teach: How Narrative Structure Helps Students Learn. Ever since the letter K was a baby, she loved to make her signature sound: ka, ka, ka.

Using Stories to Teach: How Narrative Structure Helps Students Learn

K knew that the only other letters in the alphabet that could make her “ka” sound were the letter C (when he didn’t sound like an S) and the letter Q. Digital Native Students are More Consumers than Creators. 8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling. First appeared on Edudemic.

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling

(Updated 3/14/2014) Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers.

Movies, created over a century ago, represent the beginning of digital storytelling. 8 Steps to Great Digital Stories Great digital stories: Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers. Are you integrating digital storytelling in your course with your students ?

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers

Are you looking for a carefully crafted rubric to help you guide your digital storytelling activities ? Well you don't have to go far, the answers are right below these couple of lines. This is probably the first time I am publishing a rubric on evaluating digital storytelling. I have previously featured several rubrics that are particularly technology focused and all are geared towards helping teachers better integrate technology into their teaching. Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online. Figment By Kyle Palmer When Jacob Lewis was growing up, he liked to write “really terrible Stephen King-like fiction stories.”

Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

Looking back on those early works, the former managing editor of The New Yorker said he’s glad they never saw the light of day. Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling. Using Narrative Reading and Writing Across Content Areas. The Use of Narrative as a Tool for Instruction.

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Webtools for Digital Storytelling. Three Platforms for Writing Choose Your Own Adventure Stories - A Comparison. Digital Storytelling/Content Creation iPad Apps #ipad #apps #contentcreation #ipaded #digitalstorytelling. Invitations, Collages, Slideshows and Scrapbooks – Smilebox.

Wondershare Software: Photo & Video Software, PDF Tools, PC Utilities. PhotoStage - Download. ExamTime Home. Word Tamer. WRITER BEWARE®