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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. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. 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. OK, friends– it’s time to get over it.

Digital Native Students are More Consumers than Creators

You might call young people “digital native students” but there are severe limits to their ability to turn that geekdom into real learning. The persistent myth of modern digital native students connotes for many that millennial students have a natural fluency with digital tools that previous generations did not. However, studies consistently show that today’s students are much better consumers of content than creators of it, and that this consumer orientation doesn’t translate into empowered learning.

Most students read Wikipedia, but few edit it. Most students watch YouTube, but few make their own videos. Students can easily find websites, but most do not build websites. 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. 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.

Today and thanks to KSBE, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is introducing you to excellent digital storytelling rubrics. 1- Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubric ( below is just a snapshot of part of this rubric ) Download it Here 2- Digital Storytelling Course Download it HERE 3- Digital Storytelling Rubric Download it Here. 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. But for thousands of teenage writers across the country, Lewis has helped do the exact opposite. Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling. Using Narrative Reading and Writing Across Content Areas.

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The Use of Narrative as a Tool for Instruction. 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® About Us Mission Who we are, what we do, and why.

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