Digital stories

From the list of digital stories, I think the most interesting one is the Science of Storytelling. There is definitely a way to tell every story so that you are able to keep your audience engaged. Doing it wrong would probably put the crowd to sleep. It’s interesting how the article says that to better convey any message we should tell them as a story. When a message is told as a story it engages certain parts of the brain that relate to the story. So speaking of man running to get to work would engage the part of the brain responsible for motor functions. The article also says that stories are better remembered. This is definitely true. In some of the classes I’ve experienced in St. John’s I find myself in auto pilot. I wouldn’t really be interacting with the class but just be a blank and almost lifeless observer not aware of what is really going on. I believe that teaching methods need to be updated because of this. There are definitely better ways to teach that would keep a student in a constant mode of paying attention. Some teachers haver updated there methods and we can see students actually enjoying and communicating in class rather than just blending into the background.

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Daily Create: Write a blog post about your daily Internet go to. What is part of your daily routine and why? What would life be like without it?

My daily internet go to sites consist of first reading the news which I read from either from Yahoo news or BBC. Both these sites allow me to pick and choose what I want to read relating to the news. Along with these sites I also browse reddit which carries both news and entertainment information. The great thing about reddit is that it is user based so when it comes to something like the news you would most likely see first hand accounts. Aside from these sites, I also may browse sites such as hulu or netflix since I don’t really watch tv anymore. Without these sites I think all the things I would want to know would take a lot longer to find out. The newspaper and news channels are very limited on what they show. They only have so much amount of space so to what I might be interested in knowing may not be available right at the moment. This is why I prefer using the internet for such activities. It provides a quick access to any type of knowledge we would need to know.