Category Archive for: ‘Creating’

  • Nurturing student creativity

    Here’s an interesting collection of examples and ideas aimed at developing student creativity using video projects in higher ed classrooms.  While these examples are not explicitly about faith formation they do hold a number of interesting ideas we can draw on. The Merlot site also …

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  • Learning with and from poetry

    In many ways digital stories — of the sort we are encouraging in this site, stories which support faith formation — are closely linked to poetry. Concise evocations of very specific experiences, these stories create resonance through their very particularity. Learning with and from poetry …

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  • Curiosity is the place to begin

    A lot of people have pointed to the auto-tune remix of Mister Rogers that was floating around the net this spring, but Clayfire media is the first attempt I’ve seen to draw lessons from it for designing worship. Their primary point is that our curiosity …

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  • Ken Burns on storytelling

    There’s a lovely piece up at The Atlantic introducing a new documentary film about Ken Burns that is premiering. I can’t wait to see the film itself, but in the meantime, there’s a short excerpt available: Among other notable comments, Ken Burns suggests: The kind …

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  • Unsung hero contest

    GiveMN has launched a video contest in which they are making available a free download of a Mint Condition song, and asking people to use it to create a video about an “unsung hero.” The prizes include $1000 that you can give to an organization …

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  • Where do you find God?

    Here’s a fun contest that’s being offered by Loyola Press. As the Cyber Pilgrim notes: Loyola Press is inviting catechists and their students to be part of a contest that encourages children to explore the inspiring and sometimes-surprising ways they experience God’s presence in their …

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  • Online video creation by undergraduates

    Renee Hobbs and Anu Vedantham have a great presentation available through CNI on “online video creation by undergraduates: consequences for media literacy.” They make the case that what is essentially digital storytelling creates lots of opportunities for collaboration and synthesis, not to mention tons of …

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  • Project-based learning and digital storytelling

    Here’s a handy little guide for using digital storytelling in project-based learning settings. While this was created for high school teachers in the public school setting, it’s also useful for those of us working with other age groups in faith formation settings.

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  • Simple digital stories with young kids

    Caroline Cerveny, the “Cyber pilgrim,” points to this nifty free site that supports adults in helping kids tell stories and share them digitally. It’s called Little Bird Tales, and Caroline suggests some simple ways to use it in religious education.

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  • The Work of the People

    “The work of the people” has long been a phrase used to describe liturgy. Now it’s also the name of a thoughtful website which gathers up the work of artists who produce media for communities of faith. They also produce a video magazine, Alter Video, …

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