Augmented Reality Storytelling for Library Orientation

When I was tasked with creating an augmented reality (AR) project for my digital storytelling course, I felt inspired to explore a new (to me, at least) way to do library orientations or tours. It presented the opportunity for me to demonstrate to my colleagues three new ways of providing information to our newest users: 1) using a storytelling format instead of a stream of facts, 2) using video (and video/screen cast mashups) to convey information, and 3) using AR Continue reading Augmented Reality Storytelling for Library Orientation

Cultural Storytelling (or, Changing Depictions of Motherhood?)

Please see my Storify embedded below! Be sure to click the “read next page” button when prompted to view the whole story. [View the story “Changing Depictions of Motherhood?” on Storify] Curation Through Storify Debrief I already use curation tools (Diigo, Pinterest) but appreciated learning a new tool, Storify, in the process of completing this assignment. There was a lot I liked about the tool (drag and drop functionality, ease of use, ease of embedding in several formats including slideshow) Continue reading Cultural Storytelling (or, Changing Depictions of Motherhood?)

Elements of Digital Storytelling (or, My Journey to Understanding #DigitalStorytelling)

I am not a storyteller. I don’t have any stories to tell. This is the story I have told myself. Mitch Ditkoff (2015) thinks my story is absurd. In his excellent post directed at people who share my story about not being a storyteller, he lays it out front and center: You already know how to tell a good story. You do. You’ve been telling good stories your entire life. Today, you probably told a few. And later, tonight, you Continue reading Elements of Digital Storytelling (or, My Journey to Understanding #DigitalStorytelling)