Digital Stories

By dogtrax | A collection of articles about telling stories with technology, including digital storytelling, transmedia strategies and more. The focus is on learning to tell stories in new ways.

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

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 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. …

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

Storytelling

Bryan Alexander<p>¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Bryan Alexander Consulting | https://bryanalexander.org/<p>¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The …

Alternate Endings

Movies that allow you to decide what happens next.<p>Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, young directors who go by the joint film credit Daniels, are known for reality-warped miniatures—short films, music videos, commercials—that are eerie yet playful in mood. In their work, people jump into other …

Filmmaking

The power of personal narratives in the classroom

A UW Bothell professor shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for learning—for students and instructors<p>During a recent Sociology of …

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV - Creators

In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions. He finds fascination and irreverence in the models of …

Art

How our school is using Virtual Reality to prepare pupils for a future dominated by technology 

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

Virtual Reality

Manual Cinema’s Julia Miller Discusses The Company’s Strange, Meticulous Theatre of Creating Films in Real Time

For much of the 20th century, theater watched its popularity as the leading form of visual narrative entertainment plummet with the swelling …

VR in education with CoSpaces

Exercises<p>Storytelling<p>Put together scenes to create or retell a story. With the virtual reality mode, you can even become part of those …

Virtual Reality

Creating an easy VR story

A story. And you: right in the middle. That’s the promise of virtual reality. This new technology is going to provide us with epic tales. Maybe one …

Virtual Reality

Why Complex Storytelling Is Thriving In A Digital Age

<i>You may have heard that complex storytelling is dying these days. It’s not true! Here’s an essay I performed not so long ago</i> <i>for The News Hour</i></i> …

Storytelling

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Web Design

Digital Storytelling and Social Justice

Eight Examples of Innovation in Children’s Digital Storytelling

For the last 20 years I’ve had one of the best jobs in the world, serving as the Coordinator for the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award (BRDA).The work …

Storytelling

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

Jul 22, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 4219<p>Create custom videos that are easy to share! Combine photos and video clips with your voice and favorite song. …

What Makes Those Sounds?

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US National Archives GIFs

www.archives.gov<p>About<p>Welcome to the official Giphy channel for the National Archives. For the official source of information about the National …

National Parks

360 Video Vs. Flat Video: a Case Study

With 500 bucks, a ballerina and a 360 video, StoryUP set out to see whether people would watch a 360 video longer than they would a regular fixed …

Virtual Reality

Create Videos in Minutes with Mysimpleshow

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.<p><b>Videos are becoming such important tools for teachers,</b> but one thing that stops many of us from …

16 Ways to Motivate Students in the Classroom Using Adobe Spark | Adobe Spark

| Aug 17th 2016<p>There’s no denying that slight twinge in the air and ads everywhere—it’s back-to-school time! As kids stock up on Pokemon-themed …

Digital Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom

National Writing Project

Why the Digital Arts with English Language Learners (ELLs): Viewing, Voice, and Vision<p>Have we thrown out the baby with the bathwater in the education …

Literacy, ELL, and Digital Storytelling: 21st-Century Skills in Action

15 Videos About Making Videos

Earlier this week someone rightly pointed out to me that the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist on my YouTube channel was getting a bit too long (it has …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – How to Make Book Trailer Videos

Creating a book trailer video can be a great alternative to writing a book report. One of the benefits of creating a book trailer instead of a …

Education Technology