Digital Storytelling Links

“Founding Fragments: Freemason’s Snuff Box” (Smithsonian)

“The Crystal Palace,” University of Houston

“Founding Fragments: Mr. Peanut” (Smithsonian)

“Cheese Powder: A Brief History” (New Yorker)

“The Phone That Could Not be Killed” (New Yorker)

“Puffed: The Magic of Cereal” (New Yorker)

Questions for your group:

  • How do the filmmakers balance an affective (emotional) dimension with secondary research?
  • How does the pace of the video affect your experience?
  • Does the video inspire a sense of resonance or wonder toward an object? Which one, and why?
  • How is watching the video different from encountering an object “in person”?
  • What role does the soundtrack play? What about the voiceover?
  • How does the story create a beginning, middle, and end?
  • How is a story different from an essay? Can both convey the same information?
  • What would you do differently if this were your story?

Our Whiteboards from Jan. 5

Good Classroom Discussions

This whiteboard records our ideas about how to ensure classroom discussions work.
This whiteboard records our ideas about how to ensure classroom discussions work.

Our Questions about Museums and Technology

This whiteboard contains our initial questions about museums in the digital age.
This whiteboard contains our initial questions about museums in the digital age.