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How to Ask Interesting Questions using the Creative Process | Education Closet

How to Ask Interesting Questions using the Creative Process | Education Closet | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

When you’re leading your students through process-based learning, it’s important that they go through the steps of inquiry in which to develop their own learning journey.

 

Students must be able to find and craft interesting questions in order to truly be invested in what and how they learn. Plus, when you focus on the question, the process by which you go about answering that question unfolds as naturally as possible.

 

But many times, the problem becomes how to get students (and sometimes teachers!) to ask interesting questions. How do you get your students to go beyond those surface-level questions to the ones that require some research, analysis and synthesis to develop an “answer”? Often, it’s by following and teaching the Creative Process itself.

 

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HowStuffWorks "Teenage Brain Development"

HowStuffWorks "Teenage Brain Development" | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The teenage brain can seem like a mystery. Is that be because the teenage brain is actually different? Learn how the teenage brain processes information.

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Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools

Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
A fun set of Applications (Many Free) for Project Based Teaching and Learning. The contemporary classroom can be rather different than what we were used to

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Tracy Hanson's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:53 PM

Isn't technology amazing!

AugusII's curator insight, January 6, 12:21 AM

BETER LEARNING MORE RELIABLE LEARNING SO MORE ABLE TO DETECT AND CONTROL DECEIVERS .

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Online charter school to open Augusta learning center - The Augusta Chronicle

Online charter school to open Augusta learning center
The Augusta Chronicle
High school dropouts or students who aren't comfortable in the typical classroom will have another way to work on a diploma this fall.
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Why must the article start out with High School Drop outs? It really puts a bad stigma on the concept of Charter schools.  

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Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects

Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

The inclusion of integrated hardware sensors in mobile devices provides the possibility of augmenting learning activities with sensor data. Technology enhanced learning activities, such as those created with the mobile authoring tool in this project, capture spatially distributed physical sensory data, such as video, photos, audio recordings, and GPS locations. Vogel, Spikol, Kurti, and Milrad (2010) state that there are ongoing research challenges related to integrating this collected sensor data to support learning but conclude that “mobile learning can best provide support for learning in context” (p. 65). Thus, the proposed tool must promote capturing contextual experiences via multimedia examples of the environment and their locations. Context is defined as any information illustrating the situation of a learner such as location, time, activities, and surrounding environmental characteristics (Vogel, Spikol, Kurti, & Milrad, 2010). As a result, the proposed tool will capture a representation of these contextual attributes.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 2013 3:32 AM

Really interesting article on the development of a mobile tool to create and capture augmented reality leaning experiences. Well worth a read.

Rolf tynan's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:02 PM

It is with such data that we can utilise the right tools and approach in this rapidly developing field.

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HearWho.com - Convert text to audio

HearWho.com - Convert text to audio | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

HearWho Turn any text into mp3 for free using the world's best text to speech technology. Perfect for revising & editing. Copy & paste up to 400 characters to have it read to you.

 

Also check out AudioPal Beta for similar features.





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What is Education 3.0

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Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.

 

Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,[1] and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means.

 

Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.[2] Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" - a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society.[3]

 


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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:57 PM

Interesting...

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:38 PM

One possible imminent future...

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 11:01 PM

The idea of web 2.0, and education 3.0 is interesting to me... what will they be called in the future if they are to become the norm?

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40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
  

Infographics are popular. They help reduce complex coherences to simplified illustrations. Information gets visualized. The best infographics are self-explanatory, needing almost no text at all.

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I love color, I have to be reigned back when designing learning however.  It is important to remember when designing with color for learning (in most cases, but not this example) keep it to around three colors per screen, try to repeat the same colors throughout and colors should have meaning.  

 

Can you think of some other interpretations of the colors besides the ones listed by this author?  How about stoplights? Red, yellow and green have different meanings then the ones listed.  How about hot and cold?  which colors would you pick to represent those?

 

Consider your audience as well, for example, numbers:  If your audience is international, consider using olympic medals to represent first, second or third.

If the audience is in the United States, I might think about the color of ribbons. 

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Jane Sleeth's comment, May 30, 2013 1:51 PM
Remember however that the use of icons and infographics needs to take into account principals of Universal Design so that people of all ability levels can "read", understand and use. JE Sleeth OPC Accessible Design consultants since 1991
Cam's comment, May 30, 2013 9:34 PM
I disagree Jane. It would be great if everything were able to be accessible to everyone, but that is simply not the reality. We can't homogenise visual art into an accessible form, simply because some people can't see the fine details. That would be as wrong as never considering visually impaired persons, for example.
Cam's comment, May 30, 2013 9:34 PM
I disagree Jane. It would be great if everything were able to be accessible to everyone, but that is simply not the reality. We can't homogenise visual art into an accessible form, simply because some people can't see the fine details. That would be as wrong as never considering visually impaired persons, for example.
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A Tool For Finding Free Vectors, Stock Photos And PSD Files!

A Tool For Finding Free Vectors, Stock Photos And PSD Files! | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Time is one of the most important elements of life that we have or, better said, don’t have enough of. That means that any tool that has the function of reducing your workload should be considered a blessing.

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I love this stuff! Very valuable for e-learning developers!

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jm gif's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:58 AM

Very usefull! reduce the time of your workload.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:56 PM

There is always a need to find images to add to your blog posts ... what a resource this is, with MILLIONS of free photos and vector files.

Sarah Tucker's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:37 AM

Fabulous, concise artilcle on sourcing free images for e-learning design

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The End of Education As We Know It

The End of Education As We Know It | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Way back in 1984, psychologist Benjamin Bloom reported some shocking study results: Students who engaged in individualized tutoring with a teacher scored 98 percent better than the average performance of students in the traditional classroom. This led Bloom to propose his famous “2 Sigma Problem”: How can we accomplish the same results using methods other than peer tutoring, which are “too costly for most societies to bear on a large scale”? If Bloom were alive today, he’d surely be astonished—and encouraged—by the mass-market, loss-cost and, perhaps most strikingly, engaging possibilities

 


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Another excellent arguement for individualized education

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:51 AM

Well not quite living up to the title, but a good general read about some things that have been bubbling up for a while.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:05 PM

I definetely like this approach to accessing students performance..


No Wrong Answers


As he noted in his TEDGlobal talk, Schocken believes that the traditional grading system is “degrading”—and he’d rather talk about a more positive approach to teaching that he calls “upgrading.” This means rejecting the traditional focus on correct answers. Instead, Schocken thinks we should encourage mistakes. In his app-based learning environments, if you give the wrong answer, nothing horrible happens. “We never say ‘incorrect,’ ‘wrong,’ and so on. Instead, when students give answers that aren’t the right ones, we use a non-verbal and neutral visual gesture, like vibrating the image a little,” Schocken said. This implies something like “nice try, keep trying, I’m waiting patiently, take your time.” And, after two wrong answers are entered in a row, the program gives a tip leading to the correct direction.

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We love this Learning Pyramid! Peer to peer learning has the HIGHEST retention rate | MOMATalks

We love this Learning Pyramid! Peer to peer learning has the HIGHEST retention rate | MOMATalks | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

We love this Learning Pyramid! Peer to peer learning has the HIGHEST retention rate. We’re very excited about three new Peer Learning Groups - organized with artist Caroline Woolard as part of Artists Experiment- starting later this month at MoMA. Each group will look at one of three topics -art and economy, art and authorship, and art and process- and spend 8 sessions learning together.  Groups can visit the galleries, take an off site trip, have a guest speaker, and choose their readings and discussion topics. We’re looking forward to see what comes out of these sessions!

 

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Did they ever find out where this pyramid originated from?  I heard there was no scientific evidence supporting this.

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Val&co's curator insight, February 20, 2013 2:29 AM

Voilà qui plairait à Michel Serres

VISÃO\\VI5I0NTHNG's curator insight, February 25, 2013 8:19 PM

"Everyone at the Bauhaus helped one another. We learnt from each other. The students had as much to do with the teaching process as the masters did." ~Wilfred Franks (Former Bauhaus Student) http://bit.ly/ZT1jxZ

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Design For Fingers :Touch Screen Friendly Design | Tech Stream

Design For Fingers :Touch Screen Friendly Design | Tech Stream | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Touchscreens are becoming increasingly popular. By now you should have heard of apple's new iPad & iPad mini if not you must be living in a cave for last few months!

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Since smartphones and tables are driving exponential growth in the mobile Internet sector, it's a good idea for UX/UI designers to be proficient with the tools, methods and concepts for designing responsive websites and apps. This article explains and simplifies some of the finer points for designing touch-friendly interfaces.

 

ps: Thanks for sending the referral Anush!

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Binetruy's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:33 AM

Les choses simples ont parfois besoin d'être rappelées... un bon article pour aborder le sujet

Bella Fairchild's curator insight, January 6, 2013 3:49 AM

Think "Finger Food" No Utencils!

Mobile Devices "No Keyboards"

Think Outside The Box!

anush's comment, January 6, 2013 4:01 AM
What do you mean Bella Fairchild's...
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Tessellations Go Digital | Education Closet

Tessellations Go Digital | Education Closet | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Today’s focus technique for visual art is actually a combination of two separate strategies: Tessellations and Digital Photography.

 

For those of you who are not familiar, tessellations are mosaics using small squares to make repetitive patterns. This is a wonderful way for us to connect the arts with Common Core math in a very purposeful and authentic way. In terms of digital photography, much of the focus is placed composition and using the rule of thirds.

 

By combining Tessellations with Digital Photography, we have a rich and relevant technique that many students can engage with on multiple levels of understanding.

 

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The ultimate guide to logo design: 25 expert tips | Graphic design | Creative Bloq

The ultimate guide to logo design: 25 expert tips | Graphic design | Creative Bloq | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Follow these pro tips and create your best ever logo design. Paul Wyatt reveals everything you need to know to improve your designs.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, December 31, 2012 7:41 PM

Great info to have because even if you're not going to do the complete design work yourself, this will give you something to say when the designer says, "Well, what did you have in mind?"

Hayesh Patoliya's curator insight, January 19, 2013 1:04 AM

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Kira Makogon's comment, January 21, 2013 10:57 AM
great article.
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Scholarships - Education and Development - IAFC

Scholarships - Education and Development - IAFC | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Scholarships: http://t.co/UfebLnkr3E #FireFighter
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Flipped Learning explained visually

Flipped Learning explained visually | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

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Very clever, I love infographics that explain learning technologies!!

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David Donat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:26 PM

Una bona presentació de la "Flipped Classroom": no és un mètode pedagògic, sinó una manera més d'enfocar l'aprenentatge, que pot anar bé en algunes ocasions i que en d'altres no tant. Es pot plantejar com un recurs més, combinable amb qualsevol altre.

La meva opinió és que els alumnes són tan diversos que no hi ha cap metodologia "ideal". Cadascun necessitarà eines i processos diferents i per tant, quantes més dinàmiques i metodologies s'utilitzin (i més flexibles siguin) millor s'atendrà a cadascun d'ells. No cal dir que amb ratios de més de 30 adolescents per aula tampoc es poden fer miracles.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM

infographie

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

Dara para mucho, vamos iniciando!

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Technology in Classrooms - New York Times

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Technology in Classrooms
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World · U.S. · N.Y.
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I was at the PAECT conference earlier this year and was talking to an educator from war torn eastern Europe.  One of the formently occupied countries from the soviet union.  

 

She told me that in her country, each child is issued a netbook in the public schools.  Some times that is the families only access to the internet.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/opinion/our-schools-cut-off-from-the-web.html

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

jorganiser's curator insight, September 1, 9:55 AM

Two of my favourite things in a table - with bold words too!  Where does each task sit on the SAMR model I wonder?

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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

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reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)

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Love this chart, I need to print this and stare at it every day when designing blended learning!  Thank you for the share!!

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 4, 2013 11:34 PM

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Download the chart here http://eepurl.com/fLJZM ;



It has been 14 months since we initially published the PDI Chart that has been downloaded tens of thousands of times around the world. We heard from educators from all corners of the planet including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, England, France, Ukraine, China, India, Canada and the United States where they shared how they are using this chart. We learned that this chart has been helpful in having educators and parents gain an understanding of these differences. We appreciate the stories and the thoughtful feedback that we received.

From this feedback, we realized it was time for the chart to be revised and to get a facelift. The input we received helped us clarify the differences of these three terms....

davidgibson's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:49 AM

Nice differences and all good!

Katrin Becker's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:55 AM

Games are well positioned to supprt the personalization.

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Teaching and Learning in Traverse City, Michigan | Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching – Sept. 19-22, 2013

Teaching and Learning in Traverse City, Michigan | Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching – Sept. 19-22, 2013 | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Learning Technology Leadership Program | EDUCAUSE - June 24-28, 2013 - Evanston, IL

Learning Technology Leadership Program | EDUCAUSE - June 24-28, 2013 - Evanston, IL | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Video Tape - Allows you to tape most videos to the window

Video Tape - Allows you to tape most videos to the window | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Allows you to tape most videos to the window so you can scroll around or read on while the video plays on screen.

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cool app!

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Allows you to tape most videos to the window so you can scroll around or read on while the video plays on screen.
When installing Video Tape you automatically agree to the terms of use which may be viewed any time from the options screen of Video Tape. Please review the options and agreement.Allows you to tape most videos to the window's edges so you can scroll down while the video plays on screen.
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Australia: Dealing with BYO computers in schools | ABC Technology and Games

Australia: Dealing with BYO computers in schools | ABC Technology and Games | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

With the proliferation of mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is increasingly spreading in Australian schools, transforming the way students learn and how, where and when they consume educational information.

 

The BYOD strategy in schools has been at the centre of many debates around whether students should be allowed to bring their own smartphones and tablets - especially now that the laptops supplied by the federal government have reached the end of their lifespan. And while there may be naysayers, the benefits of schools adopting a BYOD strategy are numerous - for schools and for students.

 

The reality is most kids now carry a mobile device in their backpacks and they interact with technologies such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, the internet and social networking sites at home as part of daily life. Students have access to various resources online, beyond the typical classroom and hardcopy textbooks and they can access them through any mobile device anytime, anywhere. With the new generation of kids being exposed to mobile devices basically from birth, there is an expectation educational institutions will allow access to these technologies to support learning in the classroom.

 

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:36 PM

This is the direction we are being pushed to take so we need to become a lot more informed.  The lack of good quality internet access and the lack of control over what students can access is a major obstacle. 

Creative solutions needed!

 

Jake Cumner's comment, June 4, 7:50 AM
Thank you for posting this article. I agree that schools are not yet equipped with adequate internet access to gain the full benefit of individual laptops in schools. I do also hold concerns for students who cannot afford access to these types of technologies which are expensive and outdate very quickly (often in less than a year)
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Search Education – Google

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Tessellations Go Digital | Education Closet

Tessellations Go Digital | Education Closet | Blended Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Today’s focus technique for visual art is actually a combination of two separate strategies: Tessellations and Digital Photography.

 

For those of you who are not familiar, tessellations are mosaics using small squares to make repetitive patterns. This is a wonderful way for us to connect the arts with Common Core math in a very purposeful and authentic way. In terms of digital photography, much of the focus is placed composition and using the rule of thirds.

 

By combining Tessellations with Digital Photography, we have a rich and relevant technique that many students can engage with on multiple levels of understanding.

 

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