8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake”. We recently discussed the SAMR model during an Academic Technology Work Group meeting at The College of Westchester. We examined the video, SAMR in 120 Seconds.
Storytelling in the digital age Digital technology allows us to tell tales in innovative new ways. As the tools available to publishers grow more sophisticated, it’s up to us, writes Aleks Krotoski in The Guardian, to experiment and see what sticks. “The Edinburgh international book festival begins this week, featuring a fortnight of storytelling and literati self-promotion. Looking at the 17 packed days of a programme filled with debates, talks, readings and keynotes, I’ve noticed that there is virtually no reflection on the cards for the “dead tree” version of the story that is threatening to shake-up publishing’s centuries-old foundation.
Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship This 2016-17 competition will launch shortly. Please check back soon for updates. The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic Blended Learning Infograpics 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic When implementing blended learning, stakeholders may have preconceived notions about this model of learning. The following outlines some common blended learning myths. The 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic contains more details, plus questions to ask yourself when considering implementing blended learning:
Ink Foundry » The Art of Storytelling: Top 10 Tips From The Kitchen Sisters « News « Word of Mouth And Social Media Marketing Agency « Ink Foundry By Carin Galletta Oliver This morning’s keynote address at the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association‘s annual Summit focused on building community through storytelling. Peabody award-winning public radio producers, The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, shared 10 tips for great storytelling. And great storytelling should just be for media and entertainment, brands can greatly benefit by their techniques. Brands can adopt these tips when crafting advertising, developing content, press releases and any other communication whether it is for an internal or external audiences.
How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom - Article This how-to article accompanies the feature "Film School: Making Movies From Storyboard to Screen." Storytelling is a vital skill with seemingly unlimited applications. Done well, it can have a magical effect -- moving, enlightening, or entertaining audiences of any size. We tell stories to woo lovers, calm children, or reassure ourselves. Lawyers rely on the power of storytelling to vividly re-create crimes to juries, archaeologists conjure former civilizations, and teachers make abstract concepts real to their students. In today's digitized world, visual storytelling is a favorite classroom tool, and the affordability and accessibility of technology such as iMovie provides opportunities not imagined twenty years ago.
9 Ways To Use Social Networks In eLearning - eLearning Industry The eLearning is a term mostly serving to describe deliberate education with advanced technical user-friendly and intuitive teaching methods. Few of us, however, acknowledge the role different social networks play in teaching us to organize the conventional learning process thus merging it with eLearning step by step. Here you can get a rundown of using social networks in eLearning and how they make it ever more readily accessible and integrated for students. Getting to know how to operate these useful branchy GUIs on their own can make you a power user. 1. Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data by Maria Popova How to turn numbers into stories, or what pattern-recognition has to do with the evolution of journalism. Data visualization is a frequent fixation around here and, just recently, we looked at 7 essential books that explore the discipline’s capacity for creative storytelling. Today, a highly anticipated new book joins their ranks — Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, penned by Nathan Yau of the fantastic FlowingData blog.
iPaddling through Fourth Grade-Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Digital Storytelling with Toontastic - App Blog Review What is better than our students watching videos? Of course, creating them and sharing their learning with others. This is what my fourth graders quickly discovered as they began creating videos focusing on content curriculum. Let the FUN and LEARNING begin! Getting Started With Knowledge Management - eLearning Industry In the last couple of years I’ve dealt with a few companies that were either unable or unwilling to preserve the knowledge and expertise of their employees. In fact, I was employed at one such organization for quite some time. The company lost money and opportunities, and its image suffered as well, all due to the lack of a comprehensive knowledge management solution. In regards to training, the company put faith in the old “knowledge sharing is king” motto. However, they paid little more than lip service to the concept.
sparknow Last week we helped a client run an innovation day, part of strengthening an innovation network. Sparknow spoke about the responsibility and rewards for individuals in that network. Here are some notes on that. In becoming a network of curiosity, what can individuals do, individually and together, to take responsibility for the heightened awareness and collective strange-making and sense-making that are vital for innovation?
Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators By Midge Frazel - Book By Midge Frazel Storytelling is an age-old art form. With Web 2.0 and the tools already available on most computers, students can use text, music, sound effects, videos, and more to create a multimedia presentation that links them to the world beyond the classroom. Storytelling has the potential to unleash creativity, engage, and motivate.