This Week in #TalkTech: Video Storytelling, Brain Games, and Idea Sharing

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes.

This week’s curator is Leanne Batchelder, Vice President of Client Relations here at Bottom-Line Performance. If you are interested in being a guest curator for TalkTech, let me know!

Do you think video games could really help combat dementia and strengthen our brains?

Do you think video games could really help combat dementia and strengthen our brains?

How can video storytelling be used to make corporate learning more memorable and meaningful?

YouTube is sharing 6,000 minutes of video per minute, mostly because of smart phone users who are capturing short videos at record rates. Now, this new app is turning smart phone users into video storytellers. Video can be a powerful medium when creating learning solutions as well. How can video storytelling be used to make corporate learning more memorable and meaningful? How could a video storytelling tool help learners become a part of the learning process?

Magisto takes random videos and makes memories

Do you believe in the power of video games to improve brain power?

Many of us have family members and friends who spend countless hours playing video games. Heck, I’ll even admit to having a small Pac-man obsession “back in the day.” Designed right, video games play a valuable role in  improving brain power! This compelling case study gives us tips for designing games for maximum cognitive results. Do you believe in the power of video games?

Video games may improve brain power in older adults

How can the informal sharing of ideas make us all smarter? 

Some of us may never aspire to be a published author, while others might dream of being the next great author “someday” but don’t have the time to write that first novel. Turns out, we aren’t giving ourselves credit for all the writing we are actually doing! Every day, we produce millions of books’ worth of emails, tweets, blog posts and blog comments. On Facebook alone, we post about 16 billion words. This article says that we are changing the way we think because so many of us are writing and sharing our ideas for all to see. New ideas (good or bad) are being shared constantly. Studies have found that communicating to someone else forces you to pay more attention and learn more. How can the informal sharing of ideas make us all smarter?

How successful networks nurture good ideas: Thinking Out Loud