Latest tweet from @GEECS2_0.

    Popular Methods for Online Storytelling

    "The act of storytelling is present in every culture. Storytelling, when done well, can move people to take action.

    The way we tell stories has evolved drastically over time. We constantly find new methods for preserving and sharing our stories: From drawings on cave walls, verbal recounting passed down from generation to generation and songs to more modern ways like newspapers, books, audio and video recordings.

    The newest place to tell stories is the Internet. And like with any other medium, telling stories online is a very powerful tool for communicating your message. Online Storytelling help us engage and captivate our website visitors.”

    Communities 2.0 Training

    Communities 2.0 is now offering an new range of courses and support for organisations and social enterprises in Wales. The courses have been developed in order to meet the growing need for organisations to address their online needs through emerging platforms that aim to help users work smarter, increase participation and promote engagement.

    These courses would usually cost £120.00 per person to attend but we are able to offer these course to you for FREE!

    Have a look here to see the full breakdown.

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    Helo o’r M@es! Mae un chwarter o’r tîm i fyny yn Ninbych ar gyfer yr Eisteddfod. Rydym yn rhedeg sesiynau ar Gyfryngau Cymdeithasol ar y stondin digidol, ‘M@es’, tra bod ni yma ac yn cynorthwyo gwaith myfyrwyr o Brifysgol Caerdydd wrth iddyn nhw cyhoeddi papur dyddiol electronig o’r Maes, sef Ll@is y Maes; llaisymaes.wordpress.com

    Helo o’r M@es! Mae un chwarter o’r tîm i fyny yn Ninbych ar gyfer yr Eisteddfod. Rydym yn rhedeg sesiynau ar Gyfryngau Cymdeithasol ar y stondin digidol, ‘M@es’, tra bod ni yma ac yn cynorthwyo gwaith myfyrwyr o Brifysgol Caerdydd wrth iddyn nhw cyhoeddi papur dyddiol electronig o’r Maes, sef Ll@is y Maes; llaisymaes.wordpress.com

    1 08.08.13
    Content creation workshop in Neath today.

    Content creation workshop in Neath today.

    Session planning, GEECS-style! 
We’re excited to be running a session on Content Creation tomorrow, so excited, that we’ve gone and written a whole new session. The session is designed to be very practical and hands-on and even includes some pretty cool activity sheets we’ve made to help guide our participants note-taking. Now you want to come, don’t you?! 

    Session planning, GEECS-style! 

    We’re excited to be running a session on Content Creation tomorrow, so excited, that we’ve gone and written a whole new session. The session is designed to be very practical and hands-on and even includes some pretty cool activity sheets we’ve made to help guide our participants note-taking. Now you want to come, don’t you?! 

    DS8

    Last week the GEECS team were busy with DS8, the 8th Annual Digital Storytelling Festival which took place on 14/6/13 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. As ever, it was a great event with interesting and insightful speakers and the usual warm community atmosphere. Social content from the day, including important links, pictures and tweets have been captured in this Storify for those who missed it.

    We’ve been out and about in a few conferences recently. This was taken at last week’s All Wales Participation Residential Participation Network, organised by Participation Cymru (@partcymru). The theme this year was ‘Digital by Default? Using technology to Engage Effectively, and Mog and I delivered two sessions on Impactful Digital Storytelling - click that link to find our presentation over on Prezi. The participants here are working on some storycircle activities - we had some really effective 5 Sense stories come out of the sessions, jolly well done all! 

    We’ve been out and about in a few conferences recently. This was taken at last week’s All Wales Participation Residential Participation Network, organised by Participation Cymru (@partcymru). The theme this year was ‘Digital by Default? Using technology to Engage Effectively, and Mog and I delivered two sessions on Impactful Digital Storytelling - click that link to find our presentation over on Prezi. The participants here are working on some storycircle activities - we had some really effective 5 Sense stories come out of the sessions, jolly well done all! 

    1 06.19.13
    "I‘ve always been fascinated by objects, and I think somehow every person is represented by their personal objects, the objects they choose, the ones they are attached to, and the way they use them tells you a story."
 Camilla Catrambone – Portrais of My Family (via Camilla Catrambone – Portrais of My Family | Constantin Nimigean - oitzarisme)

    "I‘ve always been fascinated by objects, and I think somehow every person is represented by their personal objects, the objects they choose, the ones they are attached to, and the way they use them tells you a story."

     Camilla Catrambone – Portrais of My Family (via Camilla Catrambone – Portrais of My Family | Constantin Nimigean - oitzarisme)

    Very Old Grandmother

    We love the www.veryoldgrandmother.com site! It’s a brilliant example of how the web can be used to counter loneliness & isolation. 

    It’s almost that time of year again! DS8, the 8th Digital Storytelling Festival in Wales is just around the corner, taking place this year on 14/06/2013 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 
We’re super pleased to bring you all the details via a dedicated site, which you can find here http://ds8festival.wordpress.com/ 
Speaker details are now available, and we’re sure you’ll agree that this year’s international line-up makes for a hugely interesting and exciting event. During the day-long event, we’ll be hearing about a diversity of digital storytelling projects from a collaborative documentary project about the Egyptian revolution through to projects that work with offenders and heritage. 
Booking information can be found here: http://ds8festival.wordpress.com/booking-2/ do come along, you won’t be disappointed!

    It’s almost that time of year again! DS8, the 8th Digital Storytelling Festival in Wales is just around the corner, taking place this year on 14/06/2013 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

    We’re super pleased to bring you all the details via a dedicated site, which you can find here http://ds8festival.wordpress.com/ 

    Speaker details are now available, and we’re sure you’ll agree that this year’s international line-up makes for a hugely interesting and exciting event. During the day-long event, we’ll be hearing about a diversity of digital storytelling projects from a collaborative documentary project about the Egyptian revolution through to projects that work with offenders and heritage. 

    Booking information can be found here: http://ds8festival.wordpress.com/booking-2/ do come along, you won’t be disappointed!