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Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography

Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography | Design in Education | Scoop.it

When most people think about maps, they think of social studies worksheets or antique dealers. They might also remember the avatar on their Waze app or the time they got lost in Amish country.

In truth, maps are emblematic of mankind. The act of mapping is about trying to locate oneself within a geography of space and emotion. The human impulse to pinpoint "place" is about giving order to a complex topography of physicality and personality.

 

 

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Social Media Policy Teaches Digital Citizenship

Social Media Policy Teaches Digital Citizenship | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This motion graphic speaks volumes about using good digital citizenship in social media. Educators did not design it. Instead, Curated Content created it for the Australian based company Origin. Instead of opting for the traditional “white paper” policy guidelines for social media, Origin chose to inform its employees about its usage with an entertaining approach involving a motion graphic.

 

 

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Understanding Race: Are We So Different? – A Welcome Resource

Understanding Race: Are We So Different? – A Welcome Resource | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We want to follow up our previous post on the topic of race with an excellent resource for educators. “Race: Are we so different?” was developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. It was the first national traveling exhibition to tell the story of race through biological, cultural, and historical points of view. The exhibition was also the winner of the American Association of Museums’ Excellence in Exhibition Competition in 2008.

Although the exhibit no longer travels, its website is a treasure trove of resources for educators, and it does not shy away from addressing the topic head-on. "Race" seeks to explain the differences among people to reveal the “reality – unreality – of race.” It looks at it through three lenses: history, human variation, and lived experiences.

 

 

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Web 3.0 and Social Media

Web 3.0 and Social Media | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The tools of Web 3.0 involve real-time virtual worlds and intelligent personal agents, along a spectrum of learning interactions from from social media to collaborative documents.

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Is The Media Patriotic? Image Advertising In The Sochi Olympics

Is The Media Patriotic? Image Advertising In The Sochi Olympics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In our opinion, the winter Olympics provides an advertising bonanza that outshines the recent Super Bowl buffet. The Sochi Games offers a roster of appropriate choices to share with students, especially when compared to the risque NFL cavalcade. So far, the 2014 ads have been patriotic rather than prurient, sensitive rather than sexual, sincere rather than sensational.

 

 

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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids | Design in Education | Scoop.it
All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...
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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading | Design in Education | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

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The Olympics In The Classroom - Videos And Motion Graphics

The Olympics In The Classroom - Videos And Motion Graphics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We are huge fans of the Olympics. We are actively counting down the days to the firstSochi events on February 6, 2014, and theopening ceremonies on February 7, 2014. We recently asked our students if it was appropriate to discuss the Winter Games in the classroom. They replied with a resounding, "Yes!" They immediately launched into a lively argument, pointing out the crosscurrents of geography, culture, sport, history, science, mathematics, media, finance, and current events.

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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them.

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Rethinking Global Education - Maps As Social Media

Rethinking Global Education - Maps As Social Media | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The two greatest breakthroughs in the past 100 years of cartography have been the handheld GPS and Google Earth. These two real-time, all-the-time navigation tools have brought geography into the hands of everyday users. They have made maps a daily habit. In a recent (unscientific) classroom survey, 100 percent of our students said that they had never held a traditional paper foldout street map. Eighty percent, however, said that they had looked at a map on their phones that day.
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This Infographic Explains What Native Advertising Is

This Infographic Explains What Native Advertising Is | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Native advertising is hot right now even if nobody knows exactly what it is. One ad firm has attempted to solve that problem with this infographic.

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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Cross-Curricular Motion Graphics - Digital Technology To Bridge The Sciences & Humanities

Cross-Curricular Motion Graphics - Digital Technology To Bridge The Sciences & Humanities | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher's toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE's goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.
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Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme

Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An unexpected type of viral visualization has steadily been trudging to the tops of search results. Maps, it seems, are the new vogue. They've taken Tumblr by storm, and with over a billion Google hits, maps have nudged out kittens and lipsynchers as the most-flared pop culture content.

A search of Fast Company's most popular pages yields 15,526 entries for "map"-related articles. BuzzFeed, the barometer of web bravado, daily pushes geography to the top of its "Win" column.

 

 

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Let's Talk About Race

Let's Talk About Race | Design in Education | Scoop.it

February is African American History Month.  We celebrate the amazing men and women who contributed to the cultural fabric of the United States. It’s a time to reflect on their struggles, accomplishments, and contributions. As teachers, we make every effort to weave the importance of this into our curricula regardless of discipline. Yet, as educators, do we get to the heart of the matter and talk about race? Isn’t African American History Month as much about race, as it is about heritage? We think so.

 

 

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Valentine's Day - Hitting The Sweet Spots

Valentine's Day - Hitting The Sweet Spots | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you’re like us, you may be finding that the polar vortex has wreaked havoc on classes from the multiple snow-day closures. The looming mid-winter break isn’t making things any easier with the constant struggle to keep kids focused on learning. Add Valentine’s Day into the mix on top of everything else, and things get complicated.

 

Well, take heart. While we don’t typically spend too much time on Valentine’s Day as a special holiday, we know our kids enjoy it. We suppose that’s why we are always looking to find new material each year to bring them into focus during the heart of winter.

 

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Figuring The Skating Math - Watching & Teaching The Sochi Olympics

Figuring The Skating Math - Watching & Teaching The Sochi Olympics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In figure skating, the revised formula offers terrific avenues for math, science, and humanities classes to use problem-solving quickness in trying to calculate the winning scores in tandem with the judges. Essentially, the scoring puzzle creates a lively opportunity for kids in STEM courses to divine the result based on artistry and athleticism.

 

 

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How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

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OpenIDEO "How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?" That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago:
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Sketchnotes Live! – Combining Low & High Tech

Sketchnotes Live! – Combining Low & High Tech | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We’ve long been advocates for using sketchnotes with learners and have written many posts on how organizing information using visual cues forms a structural framework for ideas. The sketchnotes featured in this post were created by our fifth graders to answer the question, “What makes a civilization?”

Our students have grown to be quite particular about designing information by putting a good deal of personal selection into their work. For this reason, we wanted to find ways to use technology to publish their sketchnotes, not only as images, but also as a way to extend their understanding of the content.

 

 

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The Other Super Bowl Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice

The Other Super Bowl Commercials And The Power Of Student Voice | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As the week ended, many of our students were abuzz over the Super Bowl this Sunday, but not so much because of the game. It's the commercials. They love them, and we have fun deconstructing the multitude of advertisements each year on Monday after the game. It reinforces their media literacy skills and provides opportunities to broaden the discussion.

 

 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:20 AM

Some nice ideas here!

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation,  design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection "


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:50 AM

Very Useful tool that can really aid in effective teaching and learning activites when used appropriately.

carldowse's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:04 AM

A very helpful guide for an essential tool in providing virtual training. More on using Google for teaching purposes here: http://bitly.com/bundles/o_7g9dui3mug/d

Konstantinos Floridis's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:47 PM

"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators.

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If The World Were ... An Infographic

If The World Were ... An Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the plethora of infographics in the media, it's important for our learners to understand how to design information. We continue to incorporate the creation of infographics as part of our curricula to help them do just that. Check out their newest infographics based on the books, If the World Were a Village and If America Were a Village, by David Smith.

 

 

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Trends Come And Go, But Social Media Keeps Going

Trends Come And Go, But Social Media Keeps Going | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We thought this past year went fast, with all of the new tech tools out there for us to try. Well, get ready for 2014. It seems we just get settled in when new applications come along to add to our growing list of "need to know this," and we're not talking about Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

If the motion graphic Social Media Trends 2014 from 2Factory is any indication of what's ahead, we have our work cut out for us as teachers and parents in trying to keep up with our tech savvy students. To be sure, they may use technology's newest applications, but if your students are like ours, they need constant reminders about protecting their privacy. Even if we don't use these tools ourselves, we need to know about them to help navigate kids to use them responsibly.

 

 

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:24 AM

Great online resource page to help with questions about copyright. A US slant but still good basic common sense

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.