To be honest these are not really tricks and the magic is questionable. But what you will find here are the activities used in Alan Levine’s ISS Institute workshops, November 2017. Open some up and explore.
We can do much to improve our digital teaching by just adding images to words, not as decoration, but for demonstrating examples, by introducing metaphors. What can we do with the things we see often used “to be funny” in social spaces, meme images and animated GIFs, in a meaningful way for learning?
From a learner’s perspective, assessment is a passive process- we are assessed by an institution, organization, teacher through a simplistic (and often gamed) mechanism of examinations. In this workshop, we will explore what the possibilities are for learners to assert what they have learned, accomplished, can do in a more active sense.
If I say say “Storytelling”, you can conjure the metaphors- cave paintings, campfires, parents reading books. Often it suggests a mode of entertainment. Like most, I have my own internal conversation-- "I'm not a storyteller" but I can create compelling narratives in teaching that do not give away the plot in the opening objectives.