Friday, May 22, 2009

Story Telling

What a day. Our second Horizon Project has seen the 4 groups (7 students per group) make their "board" presentations. For a group of 13 year old students, overall some pretty compelling stuff. Now, their web sites are not quite complete, and a number of them haven't put the Sketchup files in the way they were supposed, but we'll get that fixed over the coming days. I'll put up their presentations too, for those parents who were unable to be present.

What struck me more than ever was the power of using voice to tell the story - in other words, to convey their learning. Of course, story telling is the most ancient form of transferring information - it's just that using technology to assist story telling is just so compelling. So it was with much delight I came across this retelling of Red Riding Hood on
Dan Pink's blog. Sure, it's a professional job, but it serves as an example of what might be done. I want to share this with others - it might just help spread a message ... one that's worth telling.

SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

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