I’m introducing a new workshop to the Netskills oeuvre. It’s an introductory look at digital mapping technologies for educators from secondary to higher education and it’s called “Location, Location, Location”.
I’ve also started putting together a Diigo library on the information and tools I’ve come across during my research.
I may come to regret posting this but here’s a link to my latest MSc submission. A work of staggering genius it is not but it did pass.
The title is [deep breath]:
“Discuss, in relation to learning environments that…
Although no one’s actually challenged me yet I’ve often felt I should be ready to answer questions about whether digital storytelling is too insubstantial to be a worthwhile academic or personal development activity. How, after all, can you say anything
I came across this map created by Paul Butler, a Facebbok intern via the excellent Information Aesthetics blog. It’s a beautiful image, one that raises quite a lot of questions and I was thinking back to my days as a trainee teacher and how I might have used this.
Digital storytelling doesn’t just have to be about slideshows. A freer approach to narrative than thinking it has to be about beginning, middle and end means that many more approaches can be used. I look at 2 quick examples here.
Given that humanity has been telling stories for thousands of years, it’s not something I think we do enough of. At least in education for “grown-ups”. In other areas we’re telling and absorbing stories all the time So why are stories important and why use them in education?