Using wordle

Here’s a great, brief way to invite people into an Advent prayer experience using wordle. Wordle is a lovely tool for shaping stories as well. I’ve had students take the text of a story they’ve written, and then put it into wordle to visualize it. The visualization often gives them new clues to what pictures …

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Animation tools

Here’s a nifty comparison of two animation apps for the iPad. While you’re at Steve Thomason’s blog, check out the whole thing as he’s a very thoughtful theologian trying to engage our contemporary settings.

Learning stories, learning community

There are a couple of really wonderful programs in the Twin Cities of MN (St. Paul and Minneapolis), where young people learn leadership skills through learning media production. The Summer Media Institute of Migizi Communications is one such program: “We were originally founded to train American Indian journalists to tell their stories from their own …

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Truth in story

Alan Hurst, who writes his blog from a Mormon perspective, has a fascinating essay up about the ways in which story hold meaning in faith contexts. He’s noticed that there are some powerful science fiction writers in the Mormon community (my favorite, Orson Scott Card, among them) and muses on the roots such storying. Here’s …

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