Spring 2017 cohort – A Visual summary

Here it is, the Spring 2017 cohort for the EdMedia Program (EMP) Participants were introduced to the inner workings of the program, as well have begun their transmedia experience. Some great discussions were had all around, and with the largest group to date, we are looking forward to seeing all the creative works that will come forth. If you are following along at home, be sure to check our home page for updates as to the mystery of the quartz parrot, a real knuckle biter.

Let us know any feedback and reactions you ahve had on the first day, and we will see you on thursday!

 

 

 

Teaching through whiteboarding

A popular technique to create educational videos, often referred to as explainer videos or whiteboard animations, is by recording the process of visualizing an idea, through sketching. There are many ways to accomplish this, and although it helps to have some drawing experience, it is by no means the most important skill.  As with most EdMedia projects it is the story being told that will have the most impact on the audience. How clearly you can tell that story and provide the information is the challenge you need to consider.

 

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Story shapes – EdMedia at work

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Drawing can be exhausting. After a couple of weeks working with our EdMedia participants, I’m feeling about the same as our little buddy JD here. Check out some of the other work generated from the EdMedia version of Grids and Gestures in this post.

It’s been 2 weeks since the last Going Visual (III) session, and I’m just now gathering my thoughts and posting the galleries up. I shared some reflections over on jasontoal.ca diving deeper into the connection between drawing and music making (more to follow), and will be sharing some of the work below.

Story shapes, grids and gestures: Visual activity at play

This activity generated some interesting drawings as can be seen in our flickr gallery. The response from the group was mixed, but in general all were able to use the “story shape” seen in the Vonnegut video as a structure for “the shape of their day”. Note the continuity of the sine curves in almost every drawing. Plenty of creativity and potential for developing this work, like in some cases the shape is represented as a map. What was most important for us was if, and how they were able to use this activity to move their own projects forward.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/empgrids2016

Today we are doing the Show and tell day with our EdMedia participants, and its great to see so many doodles and storyboards being posted. Looking forward a lively discussion!