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INFOGRAPHIC: Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit? A Look at the Experience, Education, and Goals of Entrepreneurs

INFOGRAPHIC: Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit? A Look at the Experience, Education, and Goals of Entrepreneurs | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? This infographic examines the experience, education and goals of entrepreneurs.
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The Power Of Visual Rhetoric - Using Kinetic Typography To Learn About Black History & Civil Rights

The Power Of Visual Rhetoric - Using Kinetic Typography To Learn About Black History & Civil Rights | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Kinetic typography and motion graphics are bringing to life the soaring oratory of the Civil Rights Era like never before. During the 1950s and 60s, many landmark speeches stood out in their power to persuade the conscience of a generation. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in particular, crafted brilliant language to inspire a burgeoning movement and to convince an at-time reluctant populace. During February’s African American History Month, the words of Dr. King are widely studied. Yet rarely before has the rhetoric of his writings emerged in such vivid portrayal as in the motion graphics below.

 

 

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Born Digital, Live Digital, And Our Students' Obsession With Documenting Their Lives

Born Digital, Live Digital, And Our Students' Obsession With Documenting Their Lives | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Does our obsession with technology and documentation go too far? This powerful, short film titled “The Boy With The Camera Face” by filmmaker Spencer Brown is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head who cannot escape the lens. From the moment of his birth, everything about his life is recorded. Does this sound like our students, or maybe you?

 

 

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Powerful Visualization On Gun Violence And Why We Should Show This To Our Students

Powerful Visualization On Gun Violence And Why We Should Show This To Our Students | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the continual barrage of news about gun violence in America, it's important that we use all available resources to help students give context to content, and visualizations help us do that. This motion graphic titled, 2015: A Year In Mass Shooting and produced by The Washington Post, is a powerful tool to educate young people about this issue. The headline, "374 mass shooting in 365 days in one extraordinary graphic," travels across the calendar year, pausing only once for the longest period without a shooting. As you watch, the headlines from newspapers around the country appear as the timeline progresses, but it is the voices from the 911 calls that capture the enormity of the human toll.

 

 

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We're Big Fans: World Sketchnote Day 2016

We're Big Fans: World Sketchnote Day 2016 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Sketchnoting plays an integral part in our curricula, and we incorporate them whenever we can to help learners connect to content. This personal form of note-taking allows students to use the visual thinking process to design information in real-time through words and images. So it is with great pleasure that we recognize the inaugural, kick-off event for World Sketchnote Day.

 

 

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The 5 Best STEM Animations For 2016

The 5 Best STEM Animations For 2016 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

2015 was a banner year for animations to engage students. These dynamic explainer videos proved definitively that print textbooks cannot keep up with educational, up-to-date motion graphics, especially in the sciences.

The sphere of subjects that fall into STEM's orbit keeps expanding. For better or for worse, K-12 courses are now binarly split into either "STEM" or "Humanities" categories. We would argue that this bifurcation is harmful, erasing the natural overlaps between the sciences and the liberal arts.

 

 

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Social Media Is An Opportunity - Not A Problem In The Classroom

Social Media Is An Opportunity - Not A Problem In The Classroom | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We value the opportunities at our disposal for creating digital portfolios with our students, running Tumblr pages for the humanities, maps, and classwork, using Twitter (@BCDS_History_56, @BCDS_History_78) and Kidblog, and sharing through Padlet to engage in the open practice of real-life skills.

 

Social media is not the culprit. In this day and age, digital environments are not separate from physical environments. If we want our students to understand the importance of building a healthy, digital footprint for prospective college applications and employment, then practice is imperative. It can’t be taught from a book.

 

 

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How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Students are writing more than ever before. They are tapping out rapid-fire fingerstrokes across multiple platforms. From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. This type of transliteracy emphasizes more than ever the need for thoughtful conversations and clear instructions that guide students in how best to express high quality feedback.

 

 

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When Grammar Is Animated, Usage Sticks

When Grammar Is Animated, Usage Sticks | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This summer, TED published a host of videos about grammar that we thought were extremely helpful with our learners. Two deal with punctuation, and the others talk about word usage. Emma Bryce is the author of three of the four, and she has a real knack for simplifying tricky grammatical problems.

 

 

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“The Understudent” — Notice The Kids Waiting In The Wings And Turn Every Child Into A Star

“The Understudent” — Notice The Kids Waiting In The Wings And Turn Every Child Into A Star | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Every teacher knows the high-achieving students in his or her classroom. These are the trusted “high verbal” pupils who raise their hands, who answer each question, who quote the night’s reading, and who ferry the conversation. It’s a tacit trust between educator and child — the rewards are mutual. The lesson can proceed according to the teacher’s design, and the extroverts can succeed according to the traditional model.

 

 

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8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn’t Ignore

8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn’t Ignore | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Did you ever click the bright red "New" button inside your Google Drive?

 

"Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the "neglected" siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time to appreciate the versatility of Google Drawings.

 

"Google Drawings is the freshest among all Google Drive tools. It is not a full-blownimage editor like MS Paint. But the graphic editor is more powerful for one simple fact – it is a real-time collaborative application."

 

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EXCELLENT suggestions and tips for how to use Google Drawings. Well worth the time to investigate.


Via Jim Lerman, Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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I look forward to exploring this!!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 7, 2015 1:21 PM

I just made some flyers and handouts for the library using Google Drawings. Thanks to Jim for sharing this article.

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Designing “Anti-Logos” - Using Visual Satire To Rekindle Civics Education

Designing “Anti-Logos” - Using Visual Satire To Rekindle Civics Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We admit that we're fanatical about the power of logos to expand student learning. A logo packs a world of meaning into a tidy visual icon. Corporate and candidate logos combine precise elements, such as color, text, strategy, replicability, malleability, recognition, branding, and loyalty. For students, if they can unpack these multiple tiers of significance, then they can truly grasp the messages stowed within each succinct icon. This is visual and cultural literacy at its best.

 

 

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Visual Content Completes the ARC: The Value Of Appeal, Retention, and Comprehension

Visual Content Completes the ARC: The Value Of Appeal, Retention, and Comprehension | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The influence of visual media on how content is communicated and consumed plays an enormous role in how we synthesize information. So it is no surprise that A&E History partnered with the design firm Column Five to produce Little Bits Of Big History. We’ve been big fans of Column Five as one of the leaders in developing visual communication that educates, engages, and inspires – all core parts of its mission. These mini-infographics, along with their accompanying short animations, illustrate a selection of history facts on a variety of subjects from a "just because it’s interesting" approach.

 

 

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Visual Civics: Designing A Candidacy - Hillary Clinton

Visual Civics: Designing A Candidacy - Hillary Clinton | Design in Education | Scoop.it

For several years now, we have used the concepts of logos and branding in our classes to teach visual civics. As avid consumers of visual media, our students become engaged with social studies and political science through the dynamic interactions of advertising, bumper stickers, and presidential insignia. In the last election cycle, we invited kids to rate presidential logos on each banner's ability to communicate candidate values and campaign themes. When our middle schoolers checked out Clinton's 2016 design, they immediately grasped its message of forward progress. They also astutely pointed out that with Clinton's widespread name recognition, she needed little more than an "H" to connect with voters.

 

 

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Using Brain Science To Study Smarter, Not Harder

Using Brain Science To Study Smarter, Not Harder | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Finding the optimum study technique is the holy grail for educators. Parents and teachers alike are joined in their quest to discover the most effective yet the most efficient process for helping their children learn. Countless conversations in the weekly parent-teacher Twitter chat (#ptchat), one of our favorites, have been dedicated to pinpointing the ideal strategies for evening study.

 

 

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The Great Homework Debate: Where Does Authenticity Meet Redundancy?

The Great Homework Debate: Where Does Authenticity Meet Redundancy? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
It may seem counterintuitive, but homework doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves. For all the well-intentioned noise, the Great Homework Debate is still one of the least publicized (and most internalized) consternations for today's students and families. Yes, there is a deep Lexus Nexus catalogue of articles about the pros and cons of homework in American education. And yes, Alfie Kohn has a quotable list of jeremiads against the ills of busy-work. But the real tug-of-war takes place at dinner tables each night, when school children have not yet completed their hours of worksheets.

 

 

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Teaching Tolerance: America's Story Is An Immigration Story

Teaching Tolerance: America's Story Is An Immigration Story | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the continual debate in our nation's government over the immigration policy, and the political rhetoric of the current crop of presidential candidates, it is no wonder that our students have misinformation and questions about immigration. No matter how you slice it, the United States is a nation of immigrants who contributed their blood, sweat, and tears to build the country we are today. America's story is an immigration story, of people who continue to become productive citizens, defend our country, work hard, and help this country grow.

 

 

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The GIFT Box - Help Unwrap Human Trafficking In 2016

The GIFT Box - Help Unwrap Human Trafficking In 2016 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With each passing year, we see a growth in awareness of the plight of the less fortunate, particularly those suffering at the hands of human traffickers. We’ve written posts about the topic of slavery and Human Rights, but recently we came across the GIFT box project that is currently on view at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

 

The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and STOP THE TRAFFIK worked together to create the GIFT box to raise awareness of the more than 21 million people forced into labor. The GIFT box project was launched during the London 2012 Olympics.

 

 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme | Design in Education | Scoop.it
A short tutorial for beginners on how to create a simple infographic with Visme.

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If you want to learn how to make infographics, this is your tutorial.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 24, 2015 9:16 AM

Here are clear instructions for making an infographic. 

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 2, 10:26 AM

Great tips for creating Infographics.

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Student Video Projects In Vine: The Six-Second Constraint Encourages Creativity

Student Video Projects In Vine: The Six-Second Constraint Encourages Creativity | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Poets have long considered the sonnet and the quatrain as the highest forms of poetry. The strict meters, the rigid rhyme schemes, and the unbreakable line limits force poets to create elegant verse within exacting structures. In other words, if writers can craft soaring language under such restrictive rules, then they have true talent.

Making Vine videos with students falls into a similar category. Vine is a social network owned by Twitter that allows users to record or upload clips no more than 6.5 seconds in length. With over 200 million users and 1.5 billion daily loops, Vine has created overnight celebrities and has changed the way kids watch, generate, and share content.

 

 

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A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding

A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If students were given a choice about which classes to attend each day, would they choose our classes? Is there something about the tone, the environment, the practice, or the design of information that makes our time seem worthwhile to learners?

 

 

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Talk About Peace For Just One Day, Or More!

Talk About Peace For Just One Day, Or More! | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This Monday, September 21, marks the thirty-third anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace that invites all nations and people to cease hostilities by commemorating the day through awareness on issues related to peace. In our effort this year to bring mindfulness into our curricula, we see this day as an ideal place to connect our year-long endeavor to develop kind, empathetic, young citizens of the world.

We see taking the time to make room to recognize the importance of peaceful, non-violent solutions as imperative to learning. It’s worth every minute to talk about it, particularly in today’s world. The resource materials listed in this post provide a multitude of options for educators to integrate the International Day of Peace into classroom instruction.

 

 

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The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech

The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is lobbying for limits to Uber’s expansion. In fact, municipalities across the country are frettingover Uber’s intrusion.

 Uber’s appeal — and its rapid, unmitigated ascent — is exactly like the edtech groundswell in contemporary learning. A private company, Uber is a a car service currently taking the country by storm. It allows anyone with an app to instantly summon a professional ride. It takes away the guessing about street corners and hand-waving. It offers customized choices, such as a car seat or SUV. Uber provides real time, visual tracking of how far away the car is and how much the trip will cost.

 

 

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The Blue Heart Campaign To End Human Trafficking

The Blue Heart Campaign To End Human Trafficking | Design in Education | Scoop.it

While we know many schools are not in session, we felt it important to write about the United Nations’ Blue Heart Campaign on the second World Day Against Trafficking of Humans. The first was on July 30, 2014.

 

 

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What Is "Interdisciplinary Geography"? - 5 Animations To Get Kids Excited About Maps

What Is "Interdisciplinary Geography"? - 5 Animations To Get Kids Excited About Maps | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Students like geography more than most adults think. Kids are actually drawn to maps' visual characters, their quirky variabilities, their puzzle-like natures that hold secret troves of meaning just waiting to be decoded.

 

 

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In Pieces: A Beautiful Interactive Exhibit Of Endangered Species

In Pieces: A Beautiful Interactive Exhibit Of Endangered Species | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Every once in a while, an interactive website comes along that is as beautiful as it is instructive. In Pieces is just that site. The interactive exhibition turns 30 of the world's most interesting endangered species facing a fragmented survival into captivating images of complex, paper folding using 30 pieces. Bryan James is the creative designer who built the project using CSS polygons that morph and move. He provides an extensive list of sources for his content as well as a host of links for other organizations that would be helpful for student research.

 

 

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