13 Great Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad Stories have a wide range of advantages for students. They help them experience the world, introduce them to other cultures and modes of life, expand their imaginative powers, contextualize their learning, and also individualize it. Teaching stories has never been as easier as it is now. Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.
36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from which to construct their stories. At their school were computer labs, iPad carts, and a BYOD policy. With all those options, she knew there had to be more than just Microsoft Word. Then she found K-12 technology specialist David Kapuler‘s collection of digital storytelling sites & apps.
Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot.
8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration. Samantha Morra (Google certified teacher) has this wonderful visual on the process of digital storytelling.
Digital #storytelling: the next step in digital transformation How do you recognise solid digital journalism? A good web-based story is difficult to consume when you print it out. Recently, I read an interesting post written by Joyce Barnathan, the president of the International Center for Journalists, about her impressions after attending some high-profile journalism conferences. She wrote that being a journalist of the new era is not only about posting photos, tweeting or sharing stories. We’re also redefining the rules of news writing and narrative journalism. I couldn't agree more.
Blog — Patricia McMillan In working with leadership teams, I find they’re usually quite ready to embrace the need to tell THE story of the thing they’re doing--the strategy, the proposal, the services they offer. But they’re less comfortable about the idea of telling THEIR stories at work--events from their personal experiences. I think there are several reasons for this. First, the idea might not have occurred to them.
References One of the frequent questions I get asked is "what programmes are available for me to study in order to gain a qualification in data visualisation?" Whilst there are a number of short courses and training events available in the field, the pace of growth in popularity of this subject has not historically been matched by the availability of programmes and qualifications at Universities and Colleges. This appears to be changing. Here is a list compiled from reader suggestions and some personal searching providing a list of the Undergraduate, Postgraduate programmes and one-off modules offered across the globe Why Global Influencers And Entrepreneurs Use Stories To Start Movements 1. Stories inspire Out of all the reasons why stories start global movements, the number one reason is that they inspire people. A movement is a group of people that all believe something similar and form a community around this idea or belief. Movements are made up of people, and people are moved by other people. In order for people to move people (I hope I’m making sense), there has to be some human element that moves them into action.
A Great Pitch Needs A Great Story - Geoff Nesnow Here’s how to tell yours. There is a key moment of any pitch when you pause, when you look up at your audience. Sometimes it comes early, sometimes not until you finish. untitled Identify the most effective graphical elements to use in your presentation In this step, decide what charts will provide the most convincing display of your quantitative evidence. Take your index cards from step 6, and on each card that represents quantitative data, draw a thumbnail sketch of which chart or graphic you will use to best present that data. Then continue to step 8: Slide layout. Resources Use the chart chooser diagram to help you select your charts
untitled With the explosion of interest in information visualization, I find taxonomies of visualization approaches to be very useful in organizing knowledge and facilitating use of different visualization approaches. The Periodic Table of Visualization Methods, hosted by the impressive Swiss Visual Literacy project, is the most comprehensive visualization taxonomy I have seen. It divides visualizations into Data, Information, Concept, Strategy, Metaphor, and Compound Visualizations. Each of these is then classified as a process or structure visualization, and further subdivided into whether they show detail, overview, or detail and overview, and whether they support convergent or divergent thinking. Dan Roam's Visual Thinking Codex, from his delightful book The Back of the Napkin, strikes an excellent balance between simplicity and comprehensiveness. The Codex can be found on p. 141 of Dan's book.
untitled Choosing the right chart is a fundamental task in order to guarantee a good communication and visualization of business data that allows us to make a good analysis. The objective of this article is not to know in detail all the types of charts that you can use, but to help you select the best type of chart for your data, presenting you with some methodologies. We make decisions every day in all areas of the company, some are of great importance, and if Business Dashboards composed mainly of charts are used to make them, we must know how to properly select these charts to be able to answer business questions clearly and with precision. In this other article, we explain what data visualization is and the main types of data visualization that we can use. Cloud data platforms, such as Biuwer, facilitate data management, but strategic planning and pre-design are still required.