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Social Studies, Advertising, And Persuasion: Student Travel Magazines Sell Tourism

Social Studies, Advertising, And Persuasion: Student Travel Magazines Sell Tourism | Design in Education | Scoop.it
For us, it's the “so what” or remix of research to deliver content that demonstrates a higher-order thinking process with other skills that go beyond mere facts. The state magazine covers in this post required research, creative writing, and media literacy to do just that. The students were challenged to develop clever ways to entice readers to visit their states, including titles that used alliteration for the magazine masthead and catchy sales lines just below the masthead with one of the state’s main marketing points.
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Teaching Social Literacy Through Communication Design

Teaching Social Literacy Through Communication Design | Design in Education | Scoop.it
As middle school advisors, we constantly deal with the trials and tribulations resulting from miscommunication. One thing we try to convey to the middle school mind is that in order to fully understand a message, they need to recognize that key factors play into how information is received. The relationship between communication and interaction goes hand in hand with perception. The more we can develop their acuity in reading verbal and written cues, the more we can decrease the problems of misreading messages. Without a doubt, our job becomes increasingly more difficult due to electronic media pushing response times to lightning speed.
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The Benefits Of Good Design - Resources For Community College Learners

The Benefits Of Good Design - Resources For Community College Learners | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Community college students everyday interact with a range of materials: handouts, worksheets, outlines, templates, PowerPoints, etc. From the simplest to the most complex, these resources are sometimes the primary conduits for information and training. The design of these materials, therefore, matters. The visual presentation of instructional tools can make the difference between detachment and engagement, between reticence and retention.

 

 

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Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Designing The 2014 Sochi Brand

Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Designing The 2014 Sochi Brand | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The Olympics is a quadrennial media and marketing bonanza. It is also an educational goldmine, with countless opportunities for classroom explorations of culture, sport, geography, history, and especially design.

The branding of the 2014 Sochi Olympics has taken the typical TV blitz to new, technological heights. While the Winter Games cannot compete with its flashier Summer cousin, the creative minds behind Russia's visual presence have devised some elegant interactives to engage viewers around the world.

 

 

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Viz And Pic Collage: Infographic Apps For the 1:1 Classroom

Viz And Pic Collage: Infographic Apps For the 1:1 Classroom | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This year we started a 1:1 program, so we looked to incorporate apps that would aid our students in designing infographics on the iPad. Two that worked for their projects were Viz and Pic Collage. The kids used the free version of Viz. It helped to tame their tendency to over do it by limiting their selections to ten objects. For others, they liked using Pic Collage to create visualizations for their acronyms.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Why Teachers Should Care About Typography

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Why Teachers Should Care About Typography | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The purpose of typography is to communicate. That is its essential function. Any classical definition will tell you that font families and typefaces exist only to craft the most effective message for the most appropriate audience. Any design, therefore, that works to undermine that goal is a suboptimal type.

That is why teachers should care about typography. They are both in the communication business. In fact, if you take the classical definition above and replace a few words, it sounds like a fairly appropriate description of the role of an educator: to deliver information and to design insight.

 

 

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If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn? | MindShift

If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn? | MindShift | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Education reformers have been calling for a different type of education, one that nurtures creative and innovative thinkers. But for many, that future is hard
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Infographics Become Easy As Pie, With This Disruptive Font

Infographics Become Easy As Pie, With This Disruptive Font | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"FF Chartwell is an astonishingly clever hack of font technology, which allows you to build stunning graphs without spreadsheets"

 

 

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Design in Education | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


Via Lauren Moss, Baiba Svenca, Jenny Pesina, João Greno Brogueira, Lyudmila Anikina
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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

National Microscope Exchange's comment, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Superb Article
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Century of the Child: Moving Forward

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Century of the Child: Moving Forward | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As we get deeper into the 21st century, some of the same issues raised at the beginning of the last century are emerging today, particularly in the area of education. The exhibition examines “the material world of children from utopian dreams as citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation.” Sound familiar? During the last century, modern architects and designers preoccupied themselves with childhood, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys, games, and a lot more. MoMA produced a wonderful interactive website to go along with this exhibit. The timeline walks the visitor through the objects on display by period, complete with detailed information and related works.

 

 

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How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science

How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science | Design in Education | Scoop.it

“The essence of art, and the essence I believe of innovative design, comes through best with purposeful sparseness…A tightly held innovation fails to adapt because it has become too precious, too rigid, too fragile to manipulate…If poets or innovators limit themselves to what they know, they will be capable only of reconfiguring the familiar, but not creating something new…Notes hold mental sand and brick and steel, and without them, people leave destiny and wealth and recognition to the fragility of human consciousness. If you think something is important, write it down…Innovators deliver a value of purpose. A product, process or service can only be called innovative when it emerges into the world, leaving a wake that changes the world, however subtly, forever.”

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Web Blog / Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography [infographic] by COLOURlovers :: COLOURlovers

Web Blog / Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography [infographic] by COLOURlovers :: COLOURlovers | Design in Education | Scoop.it
RT @CreativeMarket: Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography [Infographic] http://t.co/dx4YUBef...
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Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision To Values - NAIS 2017

Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision To Values - NAIS 2017 | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The National Association Of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2017 Annual Conference just wrapped up in Baltimore, Maryland. The two days of sessions, speakers, and confabs all highlighted the evolving roles of schools and school leaders within the ever-competitive learning landscape.

We want to express our sincere thanks to the room full of educators who came to our Friday session, “Where Learning Meets Design: Taking Control Of The Visual Classroom.” The questions and ideas made for a terrific conversation about graphicacy and the importance of visual proficiency in both a student’s and a teacher’s toolkit.
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Designing The Iconic Flame - A Visual History Of The Olympic Torch

Designing The Iconic Flame - A Visual History Of The Olympic Torch | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Design is the marriage of message and motif. It is the intersection of identity and icon. In crafting a logo or a slogan or a character, the end symbol is the summation of both the shape and the story. That’s why the images of the Olympic Games have reached such exalted status. The five rings are a beacon of continental unity. The posters and medals and mascots have linked arms through the years to provide an intriguing portrait of episodic design trends and nationalistic pride.
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The Centaur - How Collaborative Edtech Is Building A Brawny Hybrid Beast

The Centaur - How Collaborative Edtech Is Building A Brawny Hybrid Beast | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Gnawing at the edtech underbelly is the unshakable worry that today's digital stampede may not be helping the herd. It is unquestionable that apps and devices are changing education. But the question remains: Are they genuinely building better students, sharper thinkers, and smarter learners? Or is the edtech "revolution" an example of change-for-change's-sake, when newfangled glitz replaces traditional tools that worked just fine?

 

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Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Mapping The 2014 Torch Relay

Visualizing The Winter Olympics - Mapping The 2014 Torch Relay | 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.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Why Students Should Care About Typography

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Why Students Should Care About Typography | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Students hate Times New Roman. They hate it more than they hate Courier. At least to them Courier seems like a quaint typewriter. Times New Roman, however, has a stupid name. The three words hardly go together. The font is boring enough to be boring and ornate enough to be annoying. Also, at 12-point, which all teachers seem to demand, it doesn't fill up a page nearly as much as Trebuchet or Verdana. Amid a lengthy drop-down menu of fonts, virtually no student can offer a compelling explanation about why Microsoft (old!) and teachers (old!) are fixated on Times New Roman.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Make It Pop - What Is The Appropriate Project Pizzazz?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Make It Pop - What Is The Appropriate Project Pizzazz? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

One of biggest questions in utilizing technology is how much visual splash to incorporate into student projects. Judicious teachers want to maintain a PBL approach that is grounded in information and meaning. Students, however, often get giddy at the prospect of neon animations and swirling Prezis. The goal is to balance a love of color with an understanding of effective design.

 

 

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TEDxCreativeCoast - McGrath Davies - The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice

The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice (but it does eat boogers) Creative genius Drew Davies and forward-thinking educator Jaime McGrath propose a new approa...
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How to Create Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Create Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less | Design in Education | Scoop.it

From word clouds to network data visualizations, infographics have become a primary format for content in a relatively short period of time. Although the ‘infographic’ is nothing new, its proliferation and evolution has been nothing short of exponential in the past few years.

If you want to get a message across, whether it is for your business, blog, or book club, using an infographic can be the best way to do it. If you’re incapable of drawing a recognizable human stick figure, let alone an entire data visualization, you may be agonizing over the disturbing fact that infographics are all the rage.

It just so happens that there are many people out there who want to deliver a message using an infographic who do not have any artistic skills. It’s lucky for us that tools and resources have popped up all over the place to help even the most hopeless of us (like me) create beautiful infographics.

Visit the article link for instructions on how to do it in thirty minutes or less...


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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Election Day - Our Favorite Voting Videos

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Election Day - Our Favorite Voting Videos | Design in Education | Scoop.it

After months of campaigning and strategizing, the 2012 presidential election has finally arrived. We have been fascinated by the candidates' messaging all through the primary and general election seasons. We've also enjoyed exploring different tools in the classroom to allow students to exercise their voices, before they are old enough to exercise their votes. If you'd like to look at some resources and lessons about "Designing A Candidate," check out these prior posts. For election day itself, here are some of our favorite videos to share with students. These lively, informative clips can make sure everyone is ready to understand the eventual electoral results.

 

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Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog

Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Pic Collage (free), is one of my favorite apps to use on my iPad.  It creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Graphicacy: 4 Steps To Understanding An Image

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Graphicacy: 4 Steps To Understanding An Image | 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.

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