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Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the joys of writing articles for any magazine is all the interesting, sometimes inspiring, people you get to meet along the way; often, though, this is barely reflected in the published story, which might include only one or two quotes from such folks. Well, that’s the situation I encountered with SLJ’s February issue, in which I have an article on online media literacy. In the course of my research I ended up getting a lot of great information from Mercer Hall and Patricia Russac, a classroom teacher and Library Director/history teacher at Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, New York. So much so that I  wanted to share their full and exceedingly thoughtful responses to my queries. So please consider the below “outtakes” or “deleted scenes” from the article, but ones that ended up on the cutting room floor not because of quality but rather simple space constraints. The first part is mostly a forceful rationale for media literacy education (with some helpful links) while the second shows how to implement such goals with all the practical, curricular, project-based learning that Hall and Russac create around MLE. For more – much, much more, actually – I urge you to visit their blog for the American Society for Innovative Design in Education (ASIDE)." - Peter Gutierrez

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A program designed for upper elementary to middle school students to teach media literacy.

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The Power Of An Idea

The Power Of An Idea | Design in Education | Scoop.it

There are wonderful picture books published every year, but sometimes there’s one that stands out from the crowd. What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Bosem is the one. This book is a wonderful story about a brilliant idea and the child who helps bring it to the world. As the idea grows, so does the confidence of the little boy. This inspirational tale is for anyone, of any age, who’s ever had an idea but may be reluctant to embrace it, because it might seem different, odd, or just a little too big.

 

 

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ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge

ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The final day of the ISTE-palooza felt more relaxed, as the numbers dwindled with the work week and the attendees fell into a rhythm. The emphasis today seemed less about tools for teachers and more about skills for students. Several speakers pointed to the lack of genuine search ability by students who use Google not just as their default research tool but also as their reflexive second brain for information access.

 

 

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ISTE Recap - Day 2 - Creative Confidence: The Teacher Who’s Always Pitching

ISTE Recap - Day 2 - Creative Confidence: The Teacher Who’s Always Pitching | Design in Education | Scoop.it

First of all, let’s not kid ourselves, there are a lot of people here at ISTE 2014. The Georgia World Congress Center turns into Pamplona when a marquee session hour approaches. There’s also a panic upon walking past a long, bullish line waiting for an event that you haven’t heard about. You’re tempted to join the stampede for fear of missing out. Still, the hours are impeccably managed by the ISTE organizers, and the mood of sharing is high.

 

 

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Educating Entrepreneurs: A Little Maker, A Whole Lot Of Genius

Educating Entrepreneurs: A Little Maker, A Whole Lot Of Genius | Design in Education | Scoop.it

While we think highly of incorporating maker education “back into” the school environment, leadership should never have let it go to begin with for the sake of test preparation. We lock up or throw away the blocks in kindergarten or cancel a kindergarten performance so kids can focus on college prep. Who are we kidding? We know this sounds ridiculous, but it happens.

 

 

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Visualizing The World Cup - Interactive Infographics Of Tournament Math & History

Visualizing The World Cup - Interactive Infographics Of Tournament Math & History | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The World Cup soccer tournament has enthralled and bedeviled fans since 1930. This year's contest, however, emerges in the age of big visual data, in the era of user-customized digital technology. Partnering with the real-time ebb and flow of each match are a host of new interactive apps that allow viewers and students to visualize each nuance of the sport. Soccer zealots can make statistical predictions, and curious students can play with the clickable interfaces.

 

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The World Cup In The Classroom - Visualizations Of FIFA 2014 As Teaching Tools

The World Cup In The Classroom - Visualizations Of FIFA 2014 As Teaching Tools | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins tomorrow with the host nation (and tournament favorite) Brazil taking on Croatia in Group A. Even as the home country fights off negative press and clambers to complete its infrastructure, the quadrennial contest is shaping up to be the most watched sporting event in history. While soccer has long remained the most popular global sport, even the United States is now getting amped up about the potential of this year's gritty squad.

 

 

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Collective Consumption: Social Media And Active Learning

Collective Consumption: Social Media And Active Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It comes as no surprise that the Internet grows exponentially by the minute, and in some cases by the second. It’s too late to turn back the clock, and it’s no wonder that our learners view school regulations of social media archaic and restrictive. We see the weekly chats with frustrated teachers who try to get colleagues to see the benefits of Twitter; yet this is not even the most popular media with our tweens, let alone young people under thirty

 

 

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Video: Kids React To Old Technology. And It's Brilliant.

Video: Kids React To Old Technology. And It's Brilliant. | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Computers didn’t use to be the little wonder-devices that we know them as today. We tend to think of the evolution of computers in terms of size, form, and mobility, but merely having the internet course through them changed everything in a hurry. In the time it took Al Gore to clap his hands, computers went from complicated machines capable of calculations and code to, well complicated machines capable of calculations and code but with smarter interfaces and a focus on connectivity rather than said calculations."


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The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons

The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The expanded availability of easy tech tools has empowered educators to rethink homework and daily instruction. Flipping the classroom with teacher-made videos allows students to self-direct their at-home learning. Many of these clips, however, still involve a one-day delivery of information, from teacher to student. Another approach is to allow children to make their own educational videos. They can enlighten their classmates with their creations, and they can teach themselves the material and the skills during the process of production.

 

 

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Visualizing The Evolution Of London

Visualizing The Evolution Of London | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We came across this fascinating animation of the evolution of London over its 2000-year-old history from the Guardian. It was created by the researchers at the University College London's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). They used georeferenced road network data to show how it changed from a small Roman city to the metropolis it is today.

 

 

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Visual Design: Creating Infographics With 3rd Graders

Visual Design: Creating Infographics With 3rd Graders | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Our third graders showed their aptitude in creating these wonderful infographics during their library class. They gathered the facts for their social studies unit on Brazil using the kids edition of ProQuest's online database CultureGrams.

It did not take much class time either; as a matter of fact, it was completed in two classes. To simplify the components of infographics, we used words, pictures, and numbers to explain the different parts they needed to include to make them.

 

 

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"Cartoon Characters Go Bald" - Inspiring Ways To Support Children With Cancer

"Cartoon Characters Go Bald" - Inspiring Ways To Support Children With Cancer | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An initiative that began in Brazil has now gone global, thanks to the creative way it inspires empathy for children facing battles with cancer. Hair loss due to chemotherapy can be particularly difficult for students who now must endure the stares of strangers and the questions of classmates.

In response, cartoon characters are "going bald" to show affinity and kinship with these courageous children. This month, artists of some of the most popular cartoons around the world are drawing their leading figures with no hair or with a head covering. The surprise by readers is meant to mimic the same expressions of wonder that childhood cancer patients confront everyday. NPR and other outlets have reported on this Bald Cartoons venture, launched by ad firm Ogilvy Brazil and cancer nonprofit GRAACC.

 

 

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Tax Day: Visualizations Of The Federal Budget To Teach STEM & Financial Literacy

Tax Day: Visualizations Of The Federal Budget To Teach STEM & Financial Literacy | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Tax day is rapidly approaching. April also happens to be Financial Literacy Month. It makes sense, therefore, to tap into the annual angst of April 15 to teach students about the nuances of the federal budget and the impact of income tax dollars. Aside from offering relevant windows into the priorities of the national government, the visualizations and motion graphics below also provide keen tools to practice mathematical analysis and the graphic charting of data.

 

 

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How do you Balance Digital vs Traditional Literacy Instruction?

How do you Balance Digital vs Traditional Literacy Instruction? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Traditional versus Digital Literacy How do you know what strategies are appropriate for teaching traditional literacy? Are the strategies different than those that promote digital literacy? We all ...

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This makes interesting reading. I think that both are important in their own way so you really should be teaching both.

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, Today, 5:24 AM

Embora não esteja focado na escrita académica, tem pistas que podem ajudar, uma delas passa por "criar visualizações" do texto (que pode ser muito útil para quem tem estilos mais visuais se forem imagens). Junto a sugestão de fazer tabelas que ajudem a sintetizar as leituras e facilitem recuperar as fontes de informação e o seu cruzamento.

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ISTE Recap - Day 3 - Where Are All Those “Lazy” Teachers?

ISTE Recap - Day 3 - Where Are All Those “Lazy” Teachers? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Nationwide, the witch hunt against teachers unions and teacher tenure has built its argument on the gimcrack premise that educators are inherently lazy. Teachers will no doubt recline in their cushy career thrones once granted a decent living wage and professional flexibility. Well, bring those Chicken Littles to ISTE. Their airy thesis evaporates instantly upon entering the convention hall.

There are no lackadaisical teachers here. There are no uninspired trolls among the animated educators chatting in corridors between rapid-fire sessions. There are no sheeple among the collaborative professionals trading tech on Twitter. The best way to bust open a stereotype is open one’s eyes and see teachers in action at ISTE.

 

 

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ISTE Recap - Day 1 - Who Is Standing On The Shoulders Of Teacherpreneurs?

ISTE Recap - Day 1 - Who Is Standing On The Shoulders Of Teacherpreneurs? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Most conferences by their nature host an eager pool of participants. Without some authentic interest, why else would individuals sacrifice their time and dollars for days of intensive workshops? The Twitterverse and the edtech sphere, however, seem to reserve a special place for ISTE, the annual see-and-be-seen summit staged by the International Society For Technology In Education. This year’s #ISTE2014 network is no exception, with a zealous crowd of conference goers expected to top 20,000. There is even a trending #notatiste14 thread to loop in curious parties unable to visit Atlanta. And with the lines for the first ISTE Ignite session as a prime indication, it’s going to be a convivial, congested weekend.

 

 

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Why We Need A Peace World Cup: The 2014 Global Peace Index

Why We Need A Peace World Cup: The 2014 Global Peace Index | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released the 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI) on its Vision of Humanity website. The goal of this interactive site is to bring peace research to life with interactive maps, reports, and the latest media pertaining to it. As with our earlier posts on the topic of peace, and in particular the release of the 2013 GPI, it is important that we continually share these findings with our learners.

 

 

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FROM PAPER TO SCREEN

GRADUATION PROJECT. Animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. The animation is divided in two parts. The first deals with the basic rules…
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Educational Technology in Music Education Infographic

Educational Technology in Music Education Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Why is technology in music class important? Music can be a positive influence during the learning process. Music triggers associated memories and influences

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Why is technology in music class important?

 

Music can be a positive influence during the learning process. Music triggers associated memories and influences your emotions which may help improve memory formation and may help retain new information. According to some studies, learning music entails learning: math, systematic observation of patterns/behavior, rhythm, melody recognition, and communication skills via musical means.

To learn more about how music education is evolving in the education world, checkout this infographic created by Kent State University.

 

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Evolution of Photoshop: Infographic

Evolution of Photoshop: Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

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Ban Highlighting, Blackout Instead – Poetry Nonfiction Using Notability

Ban Highlighting, Blackout Instead – Poetry Nonfiction Using Notability | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Recently, we started to experiment with the blackout technique that is often used in creating poetry from newspapers and other texts, and we banned highlighting. To our surprise, the blackout process had additional benefits that we did not consider at first.

 

 

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Create Your Own Motion Graphics - Adobe's App For Making Explainer Videos Is Child's Play

Create Your Own Motion Graphics - Adobe's App For Making Explainer Videos Is Child's Play | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Adobe Voice may be the app we've been waiting for. This effortless video creator may finally fulfill the promise of tablet computing. With a simple, intuitive interface and clean, effective visuals, the Adobe Voice app allows anyone to design animated videos in minutes. It finally turns the iPad into a seamless device for content creation, not just content display or interaction.

 

 

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Visualizing Prejudice: 32% Of The World Thinks The Holocaust Is A Myth

Visualizing Prejudice: 32% Of The World Thinks The Holocaust Is A Myth | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We have been studying World War II recently with our middle schoolers, and in the past two days, we've focused on the horrors of the Holocaust. It was especially shocking, therefore, to read the just-released report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). NBC News and other media outlets have reported on the startling "ADL Global 100" survey results that seek to gauge anti-Semitic attitudes across 101 countries and territories.

 

 

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Visualizing Privacy: Adtech & The New Media Literacy

Visualizing Privacy: Adtech & The New Media Literacy | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As educators, we constantly reinforce the skills of media literacy with our learners. This includes traditional types of media, but as more advertising moves online, it’s important to transition beyond the usual print ads, television commercials, and radio announcements. Today's learner needs to be savvy about new media. Traditional advertising is direct; we see, hear, or read it. Other than tapping our senses, it does not take advantage of our privacy. Digital advertising is subliminal and unseen. It secretly gathers data to aggregate and push ads to the devices our students use.

 

 

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An Animation Of Easter Chocolate - Teaching Media, Finance, & Global Trade

An Animation Of Easter Chocolate - Teaching Media, Finance, & Global Trade | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you're like us, you indulged during this past week of spring vacation with some welcome sun and possibly some holiday candy. If you're also like us, you're now returning to a classroom full of restless students who can see the end of the school year in sight.

Luckily, the animation wizards at NBC News have once again offered up a timely treat to engage students' eyes (and taste buds) on their first morning back from break. The motion graphic, "The Business Behind Chocolate Easter Eggs," offers a surprisingly rich educational tour in just under a minute and a half. The video is not even really about Easter, so it is worthy of showing to any diverse classroom.

 

 

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