Category Archive for: ‘News’

  • Learning, stories and transmediation

    Here’s an interesting essay about the ways in which narrative shapes learning, and how important transmediation has become in that process.

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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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  • NPR reports on digital stories and faith

    In the wake of YouTube viral sensation Jefferson Bethke’s “I love Jesus but hate religion” video, NPR reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports on the impact of digital stories — particularly music videos — in religious contexts. An excerpt from her story: No matter what you …

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  • Working with narratives

    Thaler Pekar is a talented and innovative consultant who works with a variety of organizations and causes, using the tools of narrative. Here she writes about the “benefits of building a narrative organization,” and here about “working with stories.”

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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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  • More than that

    A recent Diane Sawyer special, Children of the Plains, prompted a group of school kids in the Todd Country School District (which serves the Rosebud Sioux Reservation), to create this alternative digital short telling their own stories: (Hat tip to Dakota O’Leary unplugged)

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  • Storying Advent

    One of the challenges for Christians living into a liturgical calendar, is that the Christian season of Advent is one of waiting and thoughtful reflection yet it occurs at the height of the commercial pressures of the holiday season. Here’s a lovely small piece by …

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  • You Lost Me book site asks for video stories

    This is interesting. A new book which has just come out using research from the Barna Group, and talking about young adults and their faith, is being publicized via a website that invites people to send in or link to (using a specific tag) their …

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