The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact As technology becomes more advanced and more accessible across multiple platforms, it’s only natural for consumers to expect increasingly higher standards of creativity and engagement from content creators. However, with social media, apps, tablets, smartphones, websites, TV, etc. all part of the audience’s viewing habit, learning how stories should be evolving and how to make narratives work across platforms is a complicated matter. A new study offers some perspectives on what audiences may be looking for in their stories. Research consultancy Latitude recently released phase one of a two-part study titled "The Future of Storytelling" that looks to uncover trends and audience attitudes about content.
Miss Hooban's Blog Whenever we read or hear about the benefits of technology it is relevant to the educational advantage for the learner. Few newspapers, journals, books or articles direct the attention on the benefit for the teacher. When attempting to encourage and prompt educators to take the plunge and delve into the world of technology for education, it seems obvious to me that addressing the benefits for the teacher should be included in the pitch. Here are some benefits I have experienced when using technology in education, for the teacher: Planning and Preparation: Using technology for education has vast benefits for the teacher. Finding the Best Stocks to Buy Using Google’s Free Screening Tool Google’s free stock screening tool can be used to find great stocks. No website can tell you the best stocks to buy right now, but you can learn how to discover gems for yourself. Without the right tools, you would have to research company after company to find the best stocks to buy. That would be a lot of work! Luckily, you have Google’s Stock Screening Tool and these instructions on how to use it strategically. A word of caution: the vast majority of investors will not be able to outperform the market over time.
10 Best Tools for Teachers and Students to Use in 2014 All teachers have a goal to establish clear, friendly, but authoritative communication with students and their parents. Parent meetings are not the most relaxed environment for the teachers to share their expectations and plans, which is why many educators have started using online tools to make this process easier. As a teacher, I have been using many web-based tools to bring some fun into the classes and make the communication with my students and their parents more effective. I’ve chosen some of the most useful tools to present in this list, which will hopefully be implemented in the teaching techniques of an increased number of educators during the upcoming year. 1. TutorsClass Text Analysis, Text Mining, and Information Retrieval Software Commercial | online | free Text Analytics Platform: WordStat, ProSuite, QDA Miner - Free Trial On-line Text Mining / Text Analytics Tools Ranks.nl, keyword analysis and webmaster tools. Vivisimo/Clusty web search and text clustering engine.
Voleur de secrets Okay, this rat is leaving the ship. I’m not going to delete it, but I’m not going to use this blog anymore for a while. Maybe later. Teachers Ultimate Digital Kit 30+ Great Educational Technology Guides Over the last couple of months, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been working diligently on a variety of educational technology guides for teachers and educators. The majority of them have been posted here and , thankfully, have received a huge and unprecedented interaction from our readers. We are glad our hard work did not go in vain. These guides come in very handy for every teacher looking to better integrate technology into his/her teaching.
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