Category Archive for: ‘Creating’

  • Storytelling as empowerment

    An inspiring story from the World Association of Christian Communicators that explains how to support storytelling with women as a means to empower women.  

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  • Guestbook at Boston College

    Guestbook “is an international project committed to transforming hostility into hospitality, enmity into empathy, conflict into conversation.” It has created room to exchange stories by inviting young people in divided communities throughout the world to tell their own stories, listen to the other side, and create …

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  • Guide to story games

    I didn’t realize until recently that there are games that help people to tell stories. Here’s a great introduction to this genre!

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  • Great apps as tools

    MindShift has created a handy list of apps which function well in digital storytelling classrooms. I’ve only used a few of them, Adobe Voice and Evernote, but I like those two enough to want to check out the rest of these. I have also been …

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  • Stories and social justice

    There’s a great piece up at the magazine Teaching Tolerance which is entitled “Lights, Camera, Social Action!” and is all about ordinary folk creating films which highlight social justice issues.

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  • Stories of conversion

    Here’s an essay in the Christian context about using storytelling as a way to deepen faith sharing.The author, Jim Merhaut, uses moments of conversion as the foci and argues that there are five elements to such stories: Love Inspiring Witnesses Gospel Connections Holy Engagement in …

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  • TED talks about stories

    The TED organization has done us a nice favor, and curated a number of TED talks which get at what it is to tell a story. We’ve posted some of these over the years here already, but check out their list: http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html

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  • Resources for storying vocation

    The Fund for Theological Education has an excellent short — and free! — resource for embodying something they label “vocation care.” The guide has within it some powerful story prompts that get at faith formation questions, as well as useful tools and background theories for …

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  • Rules for storytelling

    I’ve loved most every Pixar film ever made, which is really quite extraordinary, when you think about it. Here is a list of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling. Which one appeals to you?

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  • God in a teen’s world

    We are hoping to gather examples from all over of ways in which people are using digital storytelling in faith formation. Here is an example that comes from Cheryl Smith, who is the Eastern Region Resource Administrator in the Roman Catholic diocese of Syracuse, New …

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