The storytelling page on this website tells the tale of Bernhard Trautmann. On this page we will explain some background information on the purpose of the project as well as information on how to use it
A Storytelling project for Education
A tale this good just has to be told - a journey back from the depths of human misery. A story of survival, perseverance and resilience. Of forgiveness and hope overcoming hatred and shame - of Battles, Medals and Sport. A Greek classic. Bertacus of Bremen, indeed.
Quite simply, Bert Trautmann's story deserves to be made into a film, but in lieu of a cast (and cash) I'll use some technology to tell this incredible tale.
Storytelling in Education
This educational project will use open, online tools like Augmented Reality, Google Maps, Twitter and Thinglink, etc; powerful technology already in everyday use and just a finger tap away from the resourceful 21st century learner and teacher. In an effort to exploit the technology's full potential for engagement and interaction, it will be put to work supporting the most powerful of learning tools - the story.
A fine blend
There is an education model where technology is at the service of education, not hanging menacingly like some modern day Damocles' proprietary sword. It's where paper, hardware, systems and Apps are all connected platforms which release the teacher to create compelling learning experiences.
This small scale project can investigate transmedia storytelling a little, even provide creative commons material to teach Empathy and Critical Thinking in the classroom, or maybe it will just encourage some young person to read about history. I'd be delighted with any of those.
Follow The Project on this website.