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Digital Storytelling

Creation of digital stories in the classroom is a powerful instructional technique that has the potential to transform learning for students. Digital stories are portable as they are documented and shared via digital texts and tools. This allows the teachers to document the work process and product of the learner, while allowing the students to…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #189

Chilling effects & other forms of silence TL;DR #189 - 3/16/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things…

Storytelling

Storytelling has a rich tradition, and it has evolved and expanded to assume a dynamic, contemporary presence across settings and functions. Telling stories allows individuals to narrate our own experiences, and explore or pronounce fundamental elements of our identity. According to Bruner (1986), "[Narrative] deals in human or human-like intention and action and the vicissitudes…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #188

Orchids and dandelions TL;DR #188 - 3/9/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week: Online safety…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #187

Dealing with trauma TL;DR #187 - 3/2/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week: Screens On,…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #186

Walk the walk...talk the talk TL;DR #186 - 2/23/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week:…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #185

Becoming the machine TL;DR #185 - 2/15/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Motivations behind “screentime…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #184

Carving out the boring bits TL;DR #184 - 2/9/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. We’ll have some changes upcoming for this newsletter to…

Help define digital literacy

Last week I posted this piece about digital literacy, and a request to have you help us define what it means to be digitally literate. There are three reasons for this request. The first is that I'm regularly studying and thinking about literacy practices in online and hybrid spaces. I want to make sure that…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #183

Focusing on importance TL;DR #183 - 2/2/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. We’ll have some changes upcoming for this newsletter to help achieve…