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Rule of Thirds

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The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.

I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!

 


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If you take pictures with a DSLR, you need this page!

If you take pictures with a DSLR, you need this page! | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
We love cheatsheets as one can refer to them and make quick amendments to better our skills. Since many loved our last compilation of cheatsheet for designers, we’ve decided to compile another set of cheatsheets, this time for photographers.

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Juan Carlos Cañadilla's comment, May 22, 2013 6:18 AM
Thanks!
Gareth Capon's curator insight, May 29, 2013 11:34 PM

Very useful for a total novice like me...

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EnglishAgenda | Seminars

EnglishAgenda | Seminars | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

These seminars encourage debate on areas of contemporary interest in the field of English language teaching and learning. You can sign up for coming events held in the UK and view some video excerpts from previous seminars. You can also browse the videos by topic using the search field below.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:41 AM

There's a really large and varied collection of video seminars from the last couple of years. Some deal with technology related issues and others focus on more language and teacher development related issues.

Tere Brito Gutiérrez's comment, June 2, 2013 5:47 AM
great
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Edutainment in Virtual Environments: An Academy Supporting Collaborative Learning in Second Life


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Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:59 PM

Now we are getting somewhere!

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Plant-Plant Interactions, the newest Teaching Tool online

Plant-Plant Interactions, the newest Teaching Tool online | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

Online today, the newest Teaching Tool in Plant Biology, "Plant-Plant Interactions", by Ariel Novoplansky and Mary Williams. It's all about how plants sense and respond to their neighbors. Subscription to Plant Cell required. Slides, lecture notes and teaching guide too!
http://www.plantcell.org/site/teachingtools/TTPB25.xhtml


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Happy Updates's comment, June 2, 2013 9:55 PM
nice share Mary Williams http://icareeradvice.com/
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Free Technology for Teachers: Remind 101 - Safely Text Parents and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Remind 101 - Safely Text Parents and Students | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

"Remind 101 is a free service that allows you to send text messages to groups of students and or parents from your computer, your iPhone, or your Android phone. The benefit of using Remind 101 over Google Voice, which I used to use for this purpose, to text students and parents is that your phone number is not revealed and your students' cell phone numbers are not revealed to you. Students and parents have to opt-in if they want to be added to your text messaging list. Students and parents have to enter a confirmation code to state that they do want to be contacted by you through the service."


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wassap or tango or wechat?

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John Evans's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:34 AM

This was a highlighted app in yesterday's #EdCampWpg App Smackdown!

Tyler Hallstrom's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:22 PM

Great idea for  "texting" in the classroom!

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First European MOOCs – a milestone for education

First European MOOCs – a milestone for education | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Speech: Launch of first pan-European MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)...

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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:51 AM

This is the sort of actions EU should focus on. Away from austerity, financilisation, and non-constructive comparison between North and South. Great initiative !

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Advice for New Faculty: Start with the Syllabus | Faculty Focus

Advice for New Faculty: Start with the Syllabus | Faculty Focus | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
The ability to teach is not something that one either has or does not have. Teachers are not born. Rather, they are made, through hard work, research, continual learning, and practice.

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syllabus or curricullum?

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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:25 AM

"Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at diving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking. What’s more, any video presented in class must compete for attention and memory with the five-plus hours the typical student spends outside of class watching television programs, movies, and other onscreen entertainment. (Nielsen, 2013)"

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Best eLearning Software Enhances Mobile Collaboration

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The rise of the best eLearning software over the last several years has provided businesses other organizations with a platform for genuine collaboration.

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are UniSZA ready towards m-Learning? The study on the Students perception and readiness level indicated that they have very positive perception and high readiness level towards mobile learning. How about the academic and support staff?

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How to train your eye to take better pictures

How to train your eye to take better pictures | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

 

To take a good photograph you need to know what good looks like….sounds daft I know, but training your eye is very important.
In this article, I’m going to show you several free sources of amazing photography one of which even tells you ‘pro tip’ per picture.
Plus an exercise to train your eyes.

 

The first and my all time favorite is the British newspaper; The Guardian;  eyewitness series and although photo journalism is not my thing you can’t help but be amazed, intrigued and learn so much from these images. It’s available on web (http://goo.gl/Y5l6c) or where it really shines is on an Ipad,  if you have one.

 

The pro tips are on the right hand side online, or behind the info button bottom left hand side on an Ipad.

 

This tells a story with a single powerful image and I feel its simplicity is its strength. When you take a look at each image I want you to start to do the following exercise:

 

Your mind analyses pictures in a fraction of a second without you consciously understanding the logic or the process. I want you to become very aware of the process, its super quick so pay attention.

 

Your eye will enter an image at a point it is drawn too, then wanders around gathering information until it can exit and move on to the next task. That’s why some images hold your eye for longer than others.

 

I often close my eyes load the images and then concentrate on observing my mind and my eyes.

 

1. Put your finger on the point your eye is draw towards
(often the lightest, brightest or most colourful point)

 

2. Mentally trace the path your eye takes around the picture.
(spot any S shapes or reverse S shapes?)

 

3. Has the photographer used the rule of thirds?
(Here’s a link to one of our 10 easy lessons on composition : http://goo.gl/NmIh8)

 

4. Has the photographer shot from his eye level
(a lower or higher perspective make a huge difference) 

 

5. What is the photographer trying to SAY?
(Strong pictures have a narrative) 

 

6. How has the photographer used the environment to do this? 

 

7. How has the photographer used light?
(i.e: Darker edges keep your eye in the picture for longer)

 

8. Why does the picture work?

 

9. Does it evoke an emotional response? 

 

10. From the above list, what could you apply to your pictures?

 

The Second source I can recommend is from the news agency Reuters called The Wider Image and is only available as an Ipad app.  It has a lead image and then a slideshow per story, but no pro tips I’m afraid.

 

Give the exercise a try; I want you to become very conscious of good images and why they work. Once you have mastered this, I’ll teach you to apply it to your own images.


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For a bunch of other free lessons from the Lightism : http://goo.gl/SUgjj

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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.

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english language learners...

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 31, 2013 7:43 AM
Se pasó,se pasó!!!!!!!!!
Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 5:18 PM

Aids cocab development

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:58 PM

looks like fun... maybe I can create some of my own topics in this?

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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

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There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

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on m-learning > it's not the gadget!

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6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom

6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

Get 6 Real World Examples of a Flipped Classroom from Subject Experts.

 

The Flipped Classroom model is changing the ways students learn and teachers teach. When you flip your classroom, you offer your students rich, engaging material to consider at home, and you use class time to help them interact with the ideas. Lecturing during class time is minimized and students have a teacher nearby when they are doing work and most likely to need guidance.


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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:11 AM
The key to "flipped" is to rethink who has control of content and learning. These are some great tactics to help move instruction toward more student-led learning.
Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:52 PM

Great insight. 

Upfront40's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:35 AM

Flipping the classroom is an ideal way to assist students who want to get ahead and be challenged while at home.

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Screencasting

Screencasting | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

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useful for multimedia project!

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John Wootton's comment, July 9, 2013 2:02 PM
A few really good apps etc out there now ... Screenchomp ... Explain Everything .... Choose what suits your students
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:33 AM

Wow - nothing missing from here for screencasting tips - start the Flip journey

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, July 6, 10:28 PM

Including Rubrics

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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom.  This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student.  It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations.  However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever.  Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful looking presentations/slideshows.


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beyond powerpoint, prezi and tactilize...

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fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 6:00 AM
que bonito
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El aprendizaje como la enseñanza parece nunca acabar?

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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it
What are the kinds of a tools a 21st century teacher should be expected to master? Here are 9.

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explore em.

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iKiki's comment, May 29, 2013 12:43 AM
Pocket is interesting. I use Scoop.it for same reason ;)
Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 11:12 AM

I find the more I use Evernote the more uses I find for it.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:34 PM

Of the 9 tools I've never used Pocket. It seems to be a feed that emails you, similar to scoop.it maybe but I'll have to check it out to know for sure.

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the "cloud" (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized. Many teachers have turned to digital portfolios -- or "e-portfolios" -- for their students. These digital portfolios have caused a huge shift in how teachers assign, collect and assess student classwork and projects.


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perhaps ... new item on the plate for next year's BES3053 :)

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:50 PM

It iw soooo true! I have been teaching paperlessly for years using Moodle for interacting with my classes and engaging them in active learning and PBworks for e-folios.

Becky Mowat's comment, June 12, 2013 3:37 AM
Impressive, Ludmilla!! Love PBworks as well.
Becky Mowat's comment, June 12, 2013 3:37 AM
Impressive, Ludmilla!! Love PBworks as well.
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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

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fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 6:00 AM
que lindo
oyndrila's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:35 AM

Useful and interesting visuals. They help us to understand significant aspects like varying population density, variable intensity of use of social media, digital divide etc.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:12 AM

Communication and social media. 

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Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds | 3 Rules of Composing Good Photos | Scoop.it

The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.

I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!

 


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