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.

Visiting Digital Storytellers with the Alchemists at Networked Narratives

<i>The Networked Narratives team talks with scholars and practitioners thinking about new ways to collaboratively tell and share stories using digital</i> …

Storytelling

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

The web's favorite file format just turned 30. Yep, it turns out the GIF is a millennial, too.<p>At the same time, 30 makes the GIF ancient in web …

GIF Animations

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 …

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling: iMovie Trailer PDF Storyboards

<b>Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with these PDF's</b><p>When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer …

Making Things Our Own: The Indigenous Aesthetic in Digital Storytelling

Making Things Our Own: The Indigenous Aesthetic in Digital Storytelling<p>Abstract<p>This essay makes use of the characteristics of oral storytelling to …

The Final Progress show

The video show was/is much harder than the radio show was. Since it was video we had to meet up more and get more done in short condensed times to …

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 …

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 …

Storytelling

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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 …

Storytelling

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

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

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 of them is going to be made by you.Okay: Being an ordinary person with ordinary gadgets, you won’t create an action-packed VR motion picture. However, with the method we present here you’ll be able to create a kind of three-dimensional picture book that you can walk through while it is telling you a story. And it’s so easy that even your kids can do it.What you will need: a laptop or computer a smartphone with the free CoSpaces app (Android or iOS) and a voice recording app a cardboard headset with a magnet switch

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …

Digital Storytelling

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

<b>22 Of The Best Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>In education, perhaps one of the least utilized talents of iOS hardware is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Digital Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom