Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class July 26, 2014 The two web tools I m sharing with you today are ideal for creating and sharing mapped stories. Students can use them in class to organize, narrate and present information through the means of geography. Both of these tools are easy to use and are also student friendly. Have a look and share with your students. 1- Odyssey Odyssey is a cool web tool that allows you to create mapped stories. Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population) / fake is the new real The electoral college is a time-honored, logical system for picking the chief executive of the United States. However, the American body politic has also grown accustomed to paying close attention to the popular vote. This is only rarely a problem, since the electoral college and the popular vote have only disagreed three times in 200 years. However, it's obvious that reforms are needed. The fundamental problem of the electoral college is that the states of the United States are too disparate in size and influence.
Interactive Storytelling: Preparing Students to Innovate This morning I gave a talk in the GDC Education Summit — Interactive Storytelling: Preparing Students to Innovate — and I’m posting my slides below. As for the topic, my talk description ended up being pretty accurate: We want students to create innovative games, but innovation in interactive storytelling can be hard to imagine for students, both undergraduate and graduate. Designing an interactive story isn’t a secret art or a matter of magical technology. It’s the design of a system, of elements and operations, just like other parts of games.
Apprentissage des langues et Réseaux Médias Sociaux - Language learning and social networks Les réseaux sociaux peuvent jouer un rôle décisif dans le domaine de l’enseignement d'une langue étrangère, car ils favorisent la communication réelle, le travail collaboratif entre apprenants, entre classes et entre enseignants , ainsi que le développement des échanges et contacts interculturels. "Members of online communities learn by making and developing connections (intentionally or not) between ideas, experiences, and information, and by interacting,sharing, understanding, accepting, commenting, creating and defending their own opinions, their view points, their current situations and their daily experiences. Online communities allow, form, guide, foster, and stimulate connections. Learning in online communities takes place through storytelling, making jokes, giving examples, linking and making available different resources, asking questions, providing answers, developing empathy, and simply reading, to list a few examples. RESSOURCES - Studies Educational Networking - S.
Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. 4 Powerful Apps for Creating Mind Maps on Chromebooks December 9, 2014 Here is a list I curated over the last weekend. The list features some of the best web tools teachers can use to create mind maps on Chromebooks. I have only included the ones I think are too simple and easy to use so any teacher can use them without any advanced technology knowledge.
Santa’s Lap: Unusual Maps Of London Every day until Christmas we will be pointing you in the direction of a London-inspired Christmas gift that (with a bit of luck) you won’t already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we’ll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings… Everybody loves an old map.
Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling, 2nd Edition As a game designer or new media storyteller, you know that the story is critical to the success of your project. Telling that story interactively is an even greater challenge, one that involves approaching the story from many angles. Here to help you navigate and open your mind to more creative ways of producing your stories is the authority on interactive design and a longtime game development guru, Chris Crawford. To help you in your quest for the truly interactive story, Crawford provides a solid sampling of what works and doesn't work, and how to apply the lessons to your own storytelling projects. After laying out the fundamental ideas behind interactive storytelling and explaining some of the misconceptions that have crippled past efforts, the book delves into all the major systems that go into interactive storytelling: personality models, actors, props, stages, fate, verbs, history books, and more.
10 open source e-learning projects to watch - Collaboration - Open Source As corporate and government organizations embrace the Web for delivering more education and training programs, a wealth of free and open source e-learning applications will help lower the barrier to entry. TechWorld looks at the options. ATutor Narrative and Referential Activity - The Referential Process Kristin Nelson Narrative is a discourse form used in all languages for retelling past episodes, whether recalled or imagined. It develops throughout childhood and is part of all adult language speakers’ unconscious linguistic competence. As the linguist Labov (1997) notes, stories “can transfer the experience of the narrator to the audience, due to the unique and defining property of personal narratives that events are experienced as they first became known to the narrator” (p. 415). Of course, what the listener experiences is the speaker’s recollection of this succession of new events. In stories, episodic language reflects episodic remembering and communicates it to self and listener.
15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. This includes gathering thoughts, coming up with new ideas, project planning, and more to solve problems or have novel ideas. Today I compiled thea list of 15 mind-mapping tech tools that will help every creative mind be even more creative. If you like one particular tool I check out sites like Techradar, PCmag, Techriggs and CNET that have many insightful user reviews to get more information. 1. XMind
National Geographic shares rich map content with the world via Google Maps Engine Posted by Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development, National Geographic Maps Editor's note: Today’s guest blog is about the newly launched Google Maps Engine public data program, which lets organizations distribute their map content to consumers using Google’s cloud infrastructure. Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development at National Geographic Maps, tells us how his organization is participating in the public data program and sharing over 500 maps to the world. Why are maps important for National Geographic? Founded in 1888, National Geographic Society aims to inspire people to care about the planet. As one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, we’ve funded more than 10,000 research, conservation and exploration projects.
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