The only condition to bear in mind is that the storyteller must be well aware of the story’s up and downs before retelling it, because the text, being too extensive, doesn’t provide us with any prompts to draw from.
Today is our last chance for enrolling in this unprecedented MOOC called The future of Storytelling.
After you’ve watched the introductory video you’ll realize that it is an outstanding opportunity of getting in touch with and learning from professionals in the field of Storytelling and the different branches that have developed from it.
It truly is for free, this and all the other MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered by IVERSITY, a great undertaking that exemplifies what is still to come along the Information Age.
A good idea of organizing a Storymaking-Sessions Season is around genres or literary moods.
This was our first organizational principle and gave great results with children of between six and eight years old.
Duck Story at la Florida
Each Session was based upon a well distinguishable genre where participants could experiment with characters, setting and diction: we had “Fairy Tales”, “Animal Fables”, “Science Fiction”…
One particular session was “Funny Tales”. I have a great memory of it because we all had an awesome time in part thanks to the triggering activity, The Duck Story by Bryant Oden. Although we acted out the song very simply with a plush toy duck, and a different colour cap for each seller, you can probably take advantage of this video version with lyrics.
Don’t forget to visit Bryant Oden’s site, www.songdrops.com, where you can download all his songs for free, provided that you are a teacher and you won’t sell them!
I’m sure that by now all inhabitants of Vitoria-Gasteiz have watched the outstanding and really simple production carried out by Eroski as a marketing strategy: in short, bringing to life the most characteristic sculpture of this city and take it shopping around the Old Quarter.
What I find most interesting is the actual creation of a fictional character out of the bronze original. Think of it, He is not famous for what he has achieved or his story, he is first famous and afterwards he gets a story.