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Dan Pink’s Story Aptitude as a Marketing Career Skill

December 12, 2010
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Dan Pink’s Story Aptitude as a Marketing Career Skill

It seems that the field of marketing has embraced the right brain aptitude of Story. As Daniel Pink states in his book, A Whole New Mind, the future belongs to those who can utilize the skills of effective story-telling.  It appears that marketers across the nation agree.

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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

October 28, 2010
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

I wanted to share these resources with you from Mashable’s website. Animation is an excellent tool for nonlinguistic representations, a strategy endorsed by Dr. Marzano.  Animation also challenges students to reach the synthesis level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  All the student is required to do is to create a story that needs to be told.  This…

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50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online | Online Universities

April 30, 2010
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50 Incredible, Historical Speeches You Should Watch Online | Online Universities

There’s no better example of story, empathy, and meaning than in a great speech.  You’ll have to forgive my inner history geek here, but this collection is a truly amazing insight into human history. The collection spans political, presidential, and cultural episodes in our history, and highlights the men and women who gave a voice…

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Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

April 24, 2010
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Marzano’s Instructional Strategies and Dan Pink

This is a great site for resources on Robert Marzano’s instructional strategies. If you are familiar with Marzano, then you will find this site particularly interesting as it connects instructional technology resources with each of his strategies.  If you are not familiar with Marzano, each strategy is briefly defined so that you can implement the…

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6 Word Stories: A Template for Videos

April 22, 2010
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6 Word Stories: A Template for Videos

I recently created a 6 Word Stories Video Template for using six word stories as video summaries.  It really does make for a quick and easy upgrade for watching videos.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

April 8, 2010
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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

I was asked once by a colleague to relate Dan Pink’s Right-Brain aptitudes to Bloom’s taxonomy.  To be honest I have always preferred to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through the verbs that are usually associated with his work.  My colleague and I threw out as many verbs as we could remember, and I wrote them on…

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Story Board Template

February 15, 2010
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I’ve been promising that I would post this Story Board Template that I shared at TechNet. For those of you who have not used Dan Pink’s Story in your classrooms, the template should give you an easy way to start. In my history classes, I have students create a fictional history story using the story…

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Whatever Happened To … opera in elementary school? – washingtonpost.com

February 11, 2010
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Whatever Happened To … opera in elementary school? – washingtonpost.com

As a lover of the arts, this article really struck home for me.  I immediately thought of Dan Pink, and the aptitudes of Story and Symphony. What is opera but a human story?  Most of our great and wonderful story lines can be found in opera.  And if you can include all of the actions,…

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Avatar: A Lesson in Story

February 1, 2010
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Update: Check out this post for my latest Avatar lesson plan While I was preparing for a presentation over Dan Pink for a regional technology conference, I ran across this amazing article in Newsweek entitled “It’s the Story, Stupid.” I do not think I could have made up better evidence of Dan Pink’s Story aptitude…

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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

January 6, 2010
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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

What a great application of an old storytelling idea.  Collaborative storytelling with Twitter. I think this ideas covers Story, Empathy, and Symphony from Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes. I really am chasing the idea of using the back channel in the classroom.  With the disaggregation of information through handheld devices and social networking, the challenge of…

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