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BJP's Books & Articles | Digitales Books Articles I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World ~ A Scrapbooking Journey PLUS Teacher's Guide (PDF Books) In life you have two choices. You either create a future for yourself, or adapt to a future created for you by others.- Larry Quick I-imagine™: Taking MY Place in the World is a personal, scrapbooking journey grounded in new research showing significant gains that comes from inspiring hope, joy and action in learners. I-imagine's Student Scrapbook (60 Pages) and Teacher's Guide (140 pages) are bundled as a complete do-your-own vision videos curriculum package. Order Now More Details Wiki Resources Digitales: The Art of Digital Storytelling This enchanted book by Bernajean Porter shares the art and possibilities of telling digital stories. While there are many technical books on hardware and software as well as traditional storytelling books, there are few books like DigiTales written to blend the power of both together. Purchase for iPad Purchase for Kindle More Details Download PDF

Five Card Flickr How To Write Diverse Characters: A Simple Test by Sonali Dev I’m especially pleased to welcome Sonali Dev back to RU since this is where I first met her, before she was published. She occasionally shared an excerpt of her writing, and I immediately liked her voice. Since then I’ve become a huge fan of her books. Her latest, THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE, just came out a few days ago. Don’t miss it! I am told there’s a push for diversity in romance. Consequently it’s fantastic that there seems to be a desire among writers to write more diverse characters and diverse stories. The point of this post is to answer the next question, How Do We Write Diverse Characters? I usually respond with an eye roll, but where does that ever get us? I’m hoping you’ve read or watched A Time To Kill. However, McConaughey’s closing statement in the face of a mostly decided jury is the best encapsulation of race relations I’ve ever seen and I believe it hits straight at the heart of any possible solution. “Can you see her? Can you see her? Now imagine she’s white. Bio: None Found

Evaluating Projects | Digitales "A story should be remembered for its soul, not the bells and whistles." Bernajean Porter If you don’t have a good or powerful story, script, and storyboard, then there will never be enough decorating that technology can do to cover it up. Quality craftsmanship intentionally uses each technical element (images, sound, transitions, music, special effects, titles, pacing, and design) to provide an integral contribution to telling the story in a way that the removal of that element would lesson the emotional impact and understanding. Digital Media Scoring Guides Feedback Four general ways are listed to consider for the wrap-up feedback approach after digital stories have been created. Informal Reflecting In group workshops or home viewings, storytellers are often asked to give informal reflection comments about their making-a-digital-story experience. What parts of the story touch you? Formal Reflecting A more formal peer review process might be used called "GalleryWalking." Informal Evaluating

DigitalStorytelling “I know only one thing about the technologies that awaits us in the future:We will find ways to tell stories with them.” Jason Ohlar Presentation brought to you by American TESOL! Check out their other video presentations! Slideshow of the Presentation Download the Hand-Outs from the Presentation! *Elements of the Story- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Character Development- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Storyboarding- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Storyboarding- Hand-out by Bernajean Porter Videos Featured in the Presentation *A Short Love Story in Stop Motion by Carlos Lascano A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo. *How A Short Love Story was Created *Chiarastella- Stop Motion Film by Raffaella Traniello's class Chiarastella from Raffaella Traniello on Vimeo. *How Chiarastella was Created *How to create stopmotion claymation films using PowerPoint by Maryna Badenhorst. Featured Tools/ Websites from the Presentation! *Creaza - Create comics, make movies, edit audio, and more! *Storybird

How to Write a Negative Character Arc, Pt. 1: The First Act Who in heaven’s name would want to write a negative character arc? Well, how about Shakespeare, Dostoevksy, Faulkner, and Flaubert? Just to name a few small-time wordsmiths you may have heard tell of. Everybody likes a happy ending, but, let’s face it, not all stories have happy endings. Negative change arcs won’t give readers the warm fuzzies and spawn date-night movie adaptations. But they do have the ability to create stories of unparalleled power and resonance—if they’re true. Truth resonates whether it’s happy or hard, and some of the hardest truths to swallow are the most important for any of us to understand. [Virtue] leads to [success], and [Vice] leads to [defeat], but [Unrelenting vice] leads to [destruction]. The Three Manifestations of a Negative Character Arc I’ve identified three primary manifestations, all of which can follow variations of their own. The Disillusionment Arc Character Believes Lie > Overcomes Lie > New Truth Is Tragic (Examples: The Great Gatsby by F. 1.

by Jamie Keddie » Lying on the pavement Why are you lying on the pavement? Are you drunk? In this activity, students explore issues that are raised in the video before acting out the street scene with a script. Language level: Elementary – Intermediate (A1 – B1)Learner type: Young learners; Teens; AdultsTime: 60 – 90 minutesMain activity: Drama; Role playTopic: Psychology and behaviourLanguage: Negative auxiliaries; Modal auxiliaries; Perfect tenses; Adjectives; The verb Let; The adverb JustMaterials: Music video and worksheetsLying on the pavement [downloaded 3251 times] Lesson plan outline Before your students enter the classroom, draw the outline of a person on the floor. As students enter the classroom, note any reactions to the figure on the floor but try not to get involved in any discussion at this stageAsk everyone to sit around the figure.Ask students to offer explanations for the presence of the figure. Tell students that they are going to act out the scene in their groups. Follow ups

Visual storytelling: 14 tools for journalists Credit: Image by TapiF on Flickr. Some rights reserved Over the past year here at we have reported on a number of new tools and platforms which have been launched or updated, which offer journalists different ways of telling stories visually. Our news:rewired events have also highlighted a number of those tools, most recently in a dedicated session on visual storytelling at news:rewired - digital stories, which was held last Thursday (6 December). Here is a list of just 14 tools that journalists might find useful. Some launched this year, while others have been around for some time now but continue to be used by news outlets today. Timelines 1. Users simply sign up to Timetoast and then they can create embeddable timelines. Each event added to the timeline can have an image and link added to it. 2. Another timeline building option is Dipity, which users also sign up to use, either directly through Dipity or via Facebook. Data visualisations 3. 4. 5. Multimedia packages 6. 7.