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Cowbird · A witness to life

Cowbird · A witness to life

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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.

MacMag Online: Authoring tools on the Web Authoring tools on the Web In a time not so long ago, authoring tools would have been considered to be a set of pens and a blank sheet of paper. Then came the digital age. 10 Apps and Online Museum Resources 6 Jun Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge. Here are ten terrific apps and websites that can help students explore museums, artifacts, and information from anywhere: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online search tool)Power of Poison Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (companion app)Gettysburg Battle App (virtual battlefield tour)Museums of the World (app with access to multiple museum exhibits)The Getty Museum (artifact exploration)Smithsonian Museums and Zoos (location search)Timeline: Art Museum (timeline app with artwork)Shadow Puppet EDU (search museum archives and create slideshows)Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Faking It (art exploration app)MOMA Art Lab (creation and exploration app) Here are two other lists of resources to explore:

Interactive Media Resources (for learner lectures) present knowledge in different and (if you do it right) compelling waysengage active participation by the entire class instead of broadcasting to it like a passive audience This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools. Storify

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. But after I made that post considering leaving it another 10 people started following, and I am too anxious as a person to feel comfortable with having a personal blog/scrapbook followed by this large a crowd. I’ll probably follow a bunch of people I follow here now and should be easy enough to recognise (I think) but I might just message you a hello from my new tumblr if I remember to! Hmm.

16 Little-Known Teacher Tools By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you. However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. Here are 16 little-known tools that every teacher can use to make their life easier and their lessons more fun—and almost all of them are free. Patrizia Soffiati - Google+ - Cos'è una storia? +You Search Images Maps Play 5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new.

These 14 walls continue to separate the world On Sunday, more than 100,000 Germans gathered in Berlin for a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Speaking at a memorial center, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can change things for the better — that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall." Merkel did not cite any examples, although she would have had plenty of choices. Today, dozens of walls and border fences continue to separate nations or territories across the world. 35 Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About The success of a website or another type of online project is determined by the content you publish. It doesn’t matter how much you invest in ads and marketing; your efforts won’t yield results if you neglect the power of great online content. First, you should realize what your target audience is, so you can determine the attention span of your average reader. Then, you can use some of the following 35 content creation tools to produce powerful and relevant online publications. Tools for Creating Textual Content

10 Grim Separation Walls From Around The World Politics In 2014, a mock-up of “The Wall” (Israel’s West Bank barrier) was displayed in London; the public asked to write messages and place graffiti like people do at the real barrier. The issue is treated like a problem that is unique to the region of Palestine. But there are over 50 border barriers currently built around the world, such as in Korea, Saudi Arabia (which is almost completely walled in), and just a few miles away from the “The Wall” display, at the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, with electrified security fencing, electronics, and permanent guards. The latter serves much the same purpose as the West Bank Barrier, and carries many of the same controversies, and the media barely bats an eye.

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