33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity 2013 Update… Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms. Educreations FREE- (example HERE and HERE) There is also a web version of this tool StoryBuddy 2 $4.99- (example HERE and HERE) Explain Everything $2.99- (example HERE and HERE and HERE) Toontastic FREE*- (example HERE and HERE) Feltboard $2.99- (examples HERE and HERE and HERE) Skitch FREE- for labeling (example HERE and HERE) There is also a web version of this tool Popplet $4.99- (example HERE and HERE) There is a “lite” version of the app and is also web based Tellagami- FREE- Much like Voki but in app form. Write About This $3.99- creates prompts for kids and reads the prompt to them Sock Puppets FREE* (post with examples HERE) My Story
Transmedia Case Study: The Three Little Pigs If the Three Little Pigs were told as a transmedia story it might be designed like this: The basic story would be told in an anchoring medium, such as a novel, TV show, or film. In this case, it’s a short story.There are four primary characters to expand and explore: three pigs and a wolf. The hypothetical transmedia version of the Three Little Pigs is not the repurposing of story across different platforms. Developers could decide if participant interaction, such as solving the sustainable materials problem, finding the wolf through clues and maps, or creating another character for the story, could move the story in different directions than the original version.
Adventures in Transmedia | nextrends Share it! Leveraging the individual strengths of multiple storytelling platforms, transmedia builds a storyworld meant to engage and involve its audience and delivers an informative, entertaining experience. By Andrea Muller, Project Manager, and Johann Recordon, Junior Project Manager, swissnex San Francisco On September 17, I was in New York City. As I walked down Wall Street, I came across a rather disturbing advertisement. Still, I couldn’t resist visiting the Byzantium Security website, which at first looked like any other corporate website. A few days later, I received an email from Agent Sam Hunter warning me that Byzantium could not be trusted anymore. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Robert Pratten, zenfilms.com Transmedia provides new content and insights to the story universe or characters through each contribution. If Heidi were a transmedia story The death of the couch potato We want stories and they better be good Tale me more What comes next for transmedia?
Transmedia Storytelling “Transmedia storytelling” is telling a story across multiple media and preferably, although it doesn’t always happen, with a degree of audience participation, interaction or collaboration. In transmedia storytelling, engagement with each successive media heightens the audience’ understanding, enjoyment and affection for the story. To do this successfully, the embodiment of the story in each media needs to be satisfying in its own right while enjoyment from all the media should be greater than the sum of the parts. Before expanding on how to create transmedia experiences, let’s ask ourselves two questions: Why would you want to tell stories?And why tell stories across multiple media? Why Tell Stories? We tell stories to entertain, to persuade and to explain. Our minds do not like random facts or objects and so they create their own stories to make sense of otherwise discrete, isolated events and items. Great stories win hearts and minds. Why Multiple Media? Next >>