storytelling

I'm past 20 now. Twenty-odd daily comics for The Wild West Adventures of the Internet Kid, an idea that was sparked by my participation in the open Western106 story adventure. I thought I would take a breather here to reflect on how it's going for me, the writer (I make an appearance now and then in the comic, usually for criticism for not writing better comics or not paying attention to equity...
(This is originally from my blog: Kevin's Meandering Mind) What if a Story were simultaneously hemmed in and also open to roam the  landscape? What if the Story were merely small echoes of some larger narrative? What if  the Story were not one Story, but many Stories? What if …? During Digital Writing Month (which took place throughout November), the narrative of how we tell stories often got...
The truth will set you free. It’s a maxim that shows up in all kinds of places, from university mottos to Oprah’s Life Class. Its meanings are often hazy and applications varied, but my religious Southern parents will be pleased to know that I remember its origins are biblical in nature, a derivation of John 8:32, a verse that links discipleship to spiritual freedom. These days, though, like my...
Script Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch focuses on how stories offer an important lens for seeing the world as a series of systems and provides opportunities for young people to create interactive and animated stories about the systems around them. The projects in this book utilize the Scratch visual programming environment as a means to tell stories about how to effect change in...
This collection highlights and supports the book series Interconnections: Understanding Systems through Digital Design. Each book of the series uses a design-based approach to learning and offers up a toolkit for supporting systems thinking in ways that are aligned to standards but also relevant to youth interests in digital culture.
This was originally posted as a blog for Making Learning Connected 2014, otherwise known as CLMOOC. These reflections and connections come from the sixth week's Make Cycle focused on creation of 5-Image Stories by Jack Zangerle, Bonnie Kaplan, Marc Schroeder & Andrea Tejedor of the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Story by Mary Ellen B. On behalf of the Hudson Valley Writing Project, we want...
This was originally posted as a blog for Making Learning Connected 2014, otherwise known as CLMOOC. These reflections and connections come from the fifth week's Make Cycle focused on Storytelling with Light. and were written by The Maker Jawn Initiative team. Thanks on behalf of Maker Jawn for an amazing “Storytelling with Light” Make Cycle! We were so impressed with your projects and thought-...
Last night, during our #clmooc twitter chat, we had a very interesting discuss about what makes something a story.  Can a picture or a recipe or a light sculpture be a "story?" See the actual discussion below for more. We thought this conversation was so fascinating (and so hard to navigate in 140 character tweets) that we want to have a hangout next week to pursue it further. You're invited....
20140228_135720.jpg “The irony is the more personal your story is, the more universal it is. And the more you keep that nuance that makes your story personal, the more it will spread,” Nirvan Mullick, the founder of Imagination Foundation noted on January 21, 2014.  Mullick spoke from experience. Caine’s Arcade, a short documentary film he released in 2009,...
jellycam-600x420.jpg All rights reserved.   On February 5, thousands of educators will take part in the third annual Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of common-sense, effective applications of digital learning that support educators, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. NWP Digital Is is partnering...

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