In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
The Virtual Pioneers [in Second Life] http://virtualpioneers.weebly.com/ This is a group of historically-minded educators that enjoy using Virtual Environments to learn and explore.
Their Events Archives list brilliant examples of 3D historical simulations and role play.
Please join us in Second Life or Beyond!
Role Playing with Social Media http://bit.ly/18oKzW2 Role Playing with Social Media
Role playing with social media is probably my favorite technology integration strategies.
Students love it, they are engaged and most importantly, learning is successfully moved beyond the classroom.
The concept is ridiculously simple; students interact in character via social media.
Letís take it from there and look at some examples ...
First of all, you need a social media platform to have the conversations. Many schools have a forum built in to their website. The page where you post homework assignments probably has a forum. If you use Moodle, a Moodle forum will definitely work. You can create a Wikispaces pageÖit has a forum as well.
RolePages : Where anyone is possible [a Ning] http://www.rolepages.com/ RolePages is an exciting new experimental role playing site that uses elements of writing, art, and social networking to make interactive stories that are created in real time by our entire community.
Create a character by signing up for an account and filling out your profile. You can be a vampire, a werewolf, a demon, a psychic, an alien, or anything that you can imagine.
Then start interacting with the community through our role playing chat rooms, blogs, forums, and the dynamic worlds system.
Book Characters : RolePlay in Google+ http://www.gpluscharacters.com/ Book Characters : RolePlay in Google Plus
Have you ever done a novel study and the kids just 'don't get into it'?
If so, this just might be a solution...
By creating student managed, Google+ profiles for each of novel's characters, students are given the opportunity to truly experience the story from each character's point of view.
Through their bio entries, posts, comments, events, circles and even hangouts, students are able to adopt the persona, uncovering a fresh new perspective when studying literature. Just watch four minutes of this video ... START at 13:32 until 17:05 with Michelle Armstrong, Calgary, Canada
World War 2 Tweets from 1940 : Simulation / Roleplay https://twitter.com/RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1940 : Simulation
Livetweeting the 2nd World War, as it happens on this date & time in 1940, & for 6 years to come.
Questions to "@historyreal" contact email@example.com Visit the WW2 Facebook Page
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