Storytelling for the digital age

This is a tragic story. It’s the story of how we lose one another, how men hurt women, the women who bear them children and love them. It’s of a sister’s pain and a mother’s despair. And it’s beautifully told. http://apps.bostonglobe.com/metro/graphics/2018/05/jaimee-mendez/?camp=breakingnews:newsletter https://www.bostonglobe.com/2018/05/31/the-face-waves/vmVVYvXOHRjk4ZO5UYyojO/story.html https://longform.org/posts/the-face-in-the-waves As I am deconstructing the structure of this piece: it is a… Read More Storytelling for the digital age

write now

It’s 12:15 PM on November 10th. Do you know where your NaNoMo novel is? Yeah, about that. Good intentions aside, I have done everything but just sit and type. I made a video. Updated grades. Reheated a bowl of chili mac (that will come back to haunt me), and read a few Tweets. But two… Read More write now

Mind the Map.

https://bubbl.us/NDI3MTU5OS84MzQzNDkzL2FiMjAxMmE5YzRkMjA2ZmU2NGI1ODgxOGEwODg3NjNh-X?utm_source=page-embed&utm_medium=link&s=8343493 https://ed.ted.com/on/7WdV6Sqw Here is the teaching point/issue: How do we concurrently 1. teach students how stories work (or how anything works for that matter) 2. use technology to best demonstrate concepts 3. have students practice and grow their own knowledge? One idea: mind mapping. There are multiple available apps, etc. for this technique. We had Inspiration… Read More Mind the Map.

Series: Elements of Structure XI: The Video Personality

Note: Some strong language is used in this video, and may be offensive. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheYoungTurks%2Fvideos%2F10154486322934205%2F&show_text=1&width=560 This may be the current medium of choice among young adults, and it’s one I thoroughly endorse in format. However, examining the draw of listening/watching, the speed of discourse, and the power of convincing others of a point of view when… Read More Series: Elements of Structure XI: The Video Personality