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Digital storytelling, Part Two: A linear fusion of narrative, imagery

We called it WED, the marriage of writing/editing/design. It was the necessary way to fuse the disciplines in the 1980s, when newspaper editors were …

Storytelling

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom

While watching the Oscars tonight, I was intrigued to see a promotion that Walmart was running to celebrate the craft of film making. I don’t …

Education Technology

Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression

Video games are robust forms of creative expression merging design, code, art and sound. Unfortunately, many games misrepresent or appropriate from …

Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in …

Education Technology

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

<i>Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their</i> …

Education Technology

Using Adobe Spark Video

Another tool that I learned about when investigating tools for oral language development was Adobe Spark for use on laptops, Chromebooks or ipads. …

The Power of Digital Writing and Connected Learning

“Sharing power in a system rooted in not sharing power is a pretty tough go,” was the first thing Terry Elliott said when I asked him about his …

Education

Watchworthy Wednesday: Meet 10 Women Championing Connected Learning

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s turn our attention to 10 women scholars making their mark as champions of connected learning. …

Education

Space Into Game, Time Into Book: What Comics and Screens Do Together

Behind the Camera, Students Document Life and Learning

<i>At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.</i><p>The video …

Education

Lessons Gleaned from the Life of Joseph Priestley

Tremendous benefits await those who generously share their ideas with others. Leaders should not shy away from the challenges of developing …

Education Technology

Minecraft: Fairy Tales Reimagined

How does this content violate the Docs.com Terms of Use?<p>Threats, cyberbullying, harassment<p>More information<p>Harassment is any behavior intended to …

Spyware

Now Playing

Recommended combinations of stages and scripts for you to perform. Using the Options button you can swap out any script with another, or with one …

Metroid

You don’t know me

Earthworm Jim Boss Battle Verbs<p>Verbs from a walkthrough for the boss battles of the 1994 video game <i>Earthworm Jim</i>, set to music adapted from Tommy …

Metroid

Becoming Literate Digitally in a Digitally Literate Environment of Their Own

Chatbot that overturned 160,000 parking fines now helping refugees claim asylum

‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK<p>The creator of a chatbot which overturned more than 160,000 parking fines and helped vulnerable people apply for emergency housing is now turning the bot to helping refugees claim …

Refugees

What is on the Documentary Channel?

Interactive documentary – what does it mean and why does it matter?

Having just convened our fourth i-Docs symposium, it feels like an opportune moment to reflect on what is meant by ‘interactive documentary’ and why …

Education Technology

Virtual Reality App 'Art Plunge' Takes You Inside Your Favorite Paintings

A new app will let you dive headlong into the enigma that is the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. Art Plunge is a virtual reality gallery that allows users to get an …

Original Species: A Colorful Kind of Transmedia Generative Literature

Since we talked about netprov this week, and we’ll be talking about fan fiction next week, I figured this would be the perfect time to share a …

Local Election Toolkit

Our voices are loudest closer to home<b>Letters to the Next President 2.0 asked students to share their views on an issue that mattered to them during</b> …

Education Technology

The Weird, Wonderful World of Subversive Garfield Spinoffs

Garkov took that spirit of “Garfield” experimentation and added the next logical piece: a mathematical probabilistic model known as Markov’s chain. …

Hacking a DEM Sunrise

<i>This is a cross-post with the ArcGIS Blog</i><p>You can wield the mighty mighty powers of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to create all sorts of …

Storytelling

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Learning about / with Twitter: Hashtags

I am really enjoying this <b>Twitter4Canvas</b> project: it’s a way to bring the power of the live Internet INSIDE the otherwise static LMS, and it’s also a …

The Secret History of Hypertext

The conventional history of computing leaves out some key thinkers.<p>When Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think” first appeared in <i>The Atlantic</i>’s pages in July 1945, it set off an intellectual chain reaction that resulted, more than four decades later, in the creation of the World Wide Web.<p>In that landmark …

Genre: Bot

The bot is an e-lit genre that goes as far back as 1966 with Joseph Weizenbaum’s ELIZA, a chatterbot that engaged users in conversation through text …

Volume 3

The ELC3 collects works of electronic literature occurring across continents, languages, and platforms during the second decade of the twenty-first …

Lauer, Hot bots – Index

Introduction<p><i>Q: Please write me a sonnet on the subject of the Forth Bridge.<br>A: Count me out on this one. I never could write poetry.</i><p>This opening …

I ♥ E-Poetry: Discovering Digital Media Poetry | Leonardo Flores | TEDxUPRM