What’s In A Story?

Everyone loves a good story. Think of your favourite story. What is it? Why do you like it? Tell me more.

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When asked this question in #eci831 last week, the first story teller I connected to as a child was  Robert Munsch. I fell in love with almost all his books, especially The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever & I Have To Go.  These books are great read aloud and audio books, since most stories were created as an oral tradition in during Robert Munsch’s daycare working days. I was fortunate to meet Munsch during my 2nd year of undergrad when he visited my Children’s Literature class at the University of Guelph. Although the audience was older than his usual reading groups, Robert was still able to keep these “kids” on the edge of their seat.

Alan Levine shared some interesting & useful resources for using new media for Digital Storytelling. In both his presentation (you may need to download Cooliris to view in Firefox or Safari) and 50 Way Wiki there are numerous tools to explore for effective online storytelling.

Here are a few examples of digital stories we shared & discussed:

Amazing stories of Open Ed

1 Minute Forest Gump

Last Day Dream

Tony vs. Paul (stop motion)

The Pen Story

Inspirational/Motivational Videos (Stories that Make you Cry)

Free Hugs

Scary Mary (remix)


How do you share your story online? Check out a few tools to support your digital story telling:
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