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.
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.
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
"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."
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)...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!