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Visual Activism symposium

Visual Activism symposium | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

Join us for a symposium exploring the relationship between visual culture and activist practices.

 

Art can take the form of political and social activism, and activism often takes on specific, and sometimes surprising, visual forms. How is our broader visual culture shaped by activist practices that circulate in public space? How can we better understand forms of communication that take place under threat of war, revolution, or repression?




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Salome Tam's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:51 PM

Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Brava Theater Center

2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110


free, regsiter online

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The Science Of Comic Strips

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:31 AM


Eric Jaffe:  "[Psychologist Neil Cohn of University of California at San Diego] says any language has a "holy triumvirate" of elements: expressive form, grammar, and meaning. Comics, he argues, meet all three requirements."

Giuseppe Fattori's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:16 PM

Language is more than just a series of words strung together. A sentence must have some essential structure, some system of rules governing words and clauses--a grammar. You don't have to be Strunk or White to recognize this system at work; it's automatic in the brain. In Noam Chomsky's famous example, people know that the meaningless sentence "colorless green ideas sleep furiously" is grammatically correct the very first time they see it.

Carolyn Guertin's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:14 AM

comic strips

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Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

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A creative life is a healthy life - CNN.com

A creative life is a healthy life - CNN.com | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
The link between creativity and better mental and physical health is well established by research.

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karen anderson's curator insight, September 2, 2013 9:33 PM

Wish everyone acknowledged the importance of this.

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22 Storytelling Tips From Pixar

22 Storytelling Tips From Pixar | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

If I were still in a classroom teaching digital graphics, animation, & video, THIS infographic would be blown up as a poster in my room... - SDS

 

"If you've seen Pixar's "Up," there's a good chance you left the theatre with tear-stained 3D glasses after witnessing the simple, heartbreaking romance between chatty adventure girl Ellie and her grumpy beaux Carl."


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5 Fantastic Art Collections for Students to Explore Online

5 Fantastic Art Collections for Students to Explore Online | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
A great set of resources to enable students to discover wonderful works of art online from galleries, art collections and museums around the world.

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ohdesiderata's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:20 AM

This is a great resource for exploring art within the classroom, no need to organise an excursion and worry about risk assessments! After studying The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers last week, I have no doubt that this could be used to link the creative arts to literacy and enrich the learning experience of both.

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Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

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Why We Need Arts Education In the Digital Age | Remake Learning

Why We Need Arts Education In the Digital Age | Remake Learning | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

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Building stronger stories with 7 sentences ~ free-range thinking


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:06 AM

Great story-telling ideas, quite similar to the Pixar story spine.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
If you like reading about visual art but don't like spending the considerable sums required to build your own library of vintage exhibition catalogues, feel free to borrow from another collector.

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

Interview with Tom Ashbrook

 

How education is jeopardizing creativity:

 

"I’m not blaming teachers for it. I’m not blaming school principals for it. I’ve worked in education my whole life and I work a lot with teachers in schools and I know they’re as concerned about this as I am and everbody else is. I think it’s to do with this culture of standardization. There is a view that the way we improve education is to make it more and more standardized. Many people in schools — particularly in this country, I’d say — are laboring under this sort of dead culture of continuous testing. And one of the results of it has been to reduce the curriculum, to narrow it. So a lot of the things that people, who may be be in their 40s or 50s, will remember from school — things like band and orchestra, putting on plays, lots of interesting after school activities — a lot of those things are being pushed out by this culture of standardized testing. It’s all done with an honorable purpose, I think — the intention is to raise standards, but the irony is it’s really not doing it. And more and more kids are pulling out of school. There’s more and more teachers, I feel, demoralized by it. And I know parents are very concerned about it too."

 

“While Shanghai is trying to be like America, America is trying to be more like China.” 


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The primary focus of education should be helping children to reach their full potential. That can't be done through standardization, because kids don't come in standard packages; it can only happen when we recognize that we need to meet each child's needs.

 

Standards have their place, but only with respect to the quality of what we offer to children and in ensuring that every child is offered the best possible education. Standards that restrict children's opportunities and growth need to be eliminated and replaced with an approach that enriches the educational environment for everyone.

Sally McKittrick's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:01 AM

Ken has helped me find my element, I only hope my children will benefit from his education revoulution 

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"If we design a life, you can redesign it"  Here is another inspiring conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

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Comic Book Heroes and Critical Thinking | DiaryDad's Dadventures

Comic Book Heroes and Critical Thinking | DiaryDad's Dadventures | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
Comic Book Heroes and Critical Thinking. Written by DiaryDad - March 26th, 2013. Thor-1920x1080-wallpapers-download-desktop-hd-and-iphone- I love a good story. I find myself telling stories often (probably a little more often than is ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne


"This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with those school districts is help to get the teachers acclimated to using Google Drive. When I sat down to plan an upcoming Google Drive training session I thought about some of the essential Google Drive skills that teachers need in addition to creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are five essential Google Drive skills that I think teachers and students need."


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Einar Sveinn Árnason's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:51 AM

Ágætis verkfæri

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:36 PM

We have to make sure everyone is on the same page at least at a basic level of use for any adoption we want to use school wide. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 2014 12:42 PM

I wish our district would use Google Apps.

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Google Apps Tutorial: How to use slide master in Google Presentation

A short tutorial to show how quick and easy it is to use the slide master feature to update the look of your presentation. Google Presentation is part of the...

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:23 PM

Will be adding the slide master feature to student and teacher tutorials for Google Presentations.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

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Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 18, 2013 1:42 PM

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Stephen Bright's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:48 PM

Moovly has some limitations - you use a standard palate of shapes or images to do the animation with. That said, it is easy to use and the free version seems quite adequate for what most people would want to do.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 11, 2014 12:56 AM

have you ever wanted to add a video snippet to a presentation?

moovly sounds good.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Drawing is an Act of Attention

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5 Great Sites for Student Animation

5 Great Sites for Student Animation | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
Animation is a great way to bring creativity into the classroom. Get your class excited and engaged with these 5 great websites for student animation.

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Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad

Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
OSnap is an iPad app (available in a free version and in a paid version) that you can use to create stop motion and time lapse videos. The app is quite easy to use. To create a video with the OSnap...

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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Lascaux

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:21 PM

Awesome virtual tour of the Lascaux Cave Paintings -- great resource for art educators at all levels

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A Full Introduction To Edmodo

A Full Introduction To Edmodo | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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John Purificati's comment, September 1, 2013 8:46 AM
Get on to Edmodo.
Scott Langston's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:43 PM

Ever wondered about using Edmodo?

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:28 PM

Using Edmodo in the library for Teen Learning 2.0 activities, library skills assessment, and book clubs. Bonus for students, free cloud storage/digital portfolio. 

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Resource Roundup: Arts Integration

Resource Roundup: Arts Integration | 21 Century Education | Scoop.it
All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner (RT @katyaandresen: 25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner http://t.co/ixEKONDH2y via @teachthought)...
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