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Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips | Digitized media | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "Like so many insights in life, this one was prompted by Doctor Who."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:57 PM

Although aimed at educators, this article contains some great tips for DIY comic creation that everyone will find useful.

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Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional

Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional | Digitized media | Scoop.it

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YK Chau's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:05 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:03 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Baptiste Morch's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:49 AM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

 

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10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now | Social Media Examiner

10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now  | Social Media Examiner | Digitized media | Scoop.it

Content marketing tips, discover the best content marketing tactics and strategies used by the experts today.....I’m seeing some real excitement starting to build around content curation platforms right now, and by far my favorite content curation tool is Scoop.it.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, December 18, 2012 7:28 PM

Cindy King asked 10 experts to give their best tip on Content Marketing. Ileane Smith chose to embrace curation and share interesting data points on her use of Scoop.it, now a bigger referrer for her than LinkedIn. Plus as she adds, "it’s important to add that the average number of pages visited was 3.4 and the bounce rate was only 12%, so we’re talking high-quality, targeted traffic here."


Ileane just nailed a very important point of Content Curation in my opinion: connecting you with a well-targeted audience. Who cares about reaching billions of people? It's about reaching the right ones which share the same interests.

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Successful Video Curation Examples

 

 


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LLatipi's curator insight, December 25, 2012 12:35 AM

Great tips!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, December 27, 2012 3:54 AM

Video curation - the next big thing? 

@erococonut's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:07 AM

Show it! If an image is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million.

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101 Useful WordPress Snippets - WPHub

101 Useful WordPress Snippets - WPHub | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Snippets are little pieces of code that you can add to your code to enhance it in some way.

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Dirk Tromp's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:29 AM

Really usefull for everyone that develops themes and custom sites. These code snippets wil save you a lot of time, really... believe me...

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RocketList - Tools and Videos to Inspire Students to Learn Real-World Skills of the Future

RocketList - Tools and Videos to Inspire Students to Learn Real-World Skills of the Future | Digitized media | Scoop.it

RocketList premiered in Octoboer 2012. The site focuses on 21st century career preparation, with specific attention on the real-world business skills of the medium-range future: coding, design, engineering, storytelling, science, critical thinking and marketing.

 

Visitors may select any of the fields to learn about sites that provide free instruction, such as Code Academy, Physics.org, or Gamestar Mechanic. In addition, video interviews of professionals in each field offer students insights into the types of connections, skills, and pathways that enabled them to succeed in their work. A blog also highlights the work of young people who excel in their drive and creativity.

 

Site organizers also promise forthcoming "challenges and opportunities for students and schools  to demonstrate their prowess and encourage their growth."


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RocketList premiered in Octoboer 2012. The site focuses on 21st century career preparation, with specific attention on the real-world business skills of the medium-range future: coding, design, engineering, storytelling, science, critical thinking and marketing.

 

Visitors may select any of the fields to learn about sites that provide free instruction, such as Code Academy, Physics.org, or Gamestar Mechanic. In addition, video interviews of professionals in each field offer students insights into the types of connections, skills, and pathways that enabled them to succeed in their work. A blog also highlights the work of young people who excel in their drive and creativity.

 

Site organizers also promise forthcoming "challenges and opportunities for students and schools  to demonstrate their prowess and encourage their growth."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 19, 2012 4:08 PM

This site bears watching. The links to learning sites are well chosen. As the interview library grows, along with the blog and promised "challenges and opportunites," this should become quite a robust destination for young people.

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Interactive Storytelling and the Future Agency

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Storytelling has been at the forefront of modern life. Whether it is TV, cinema, books, radio or YouTube, we all have access to consume stories that others have created and indeed, create our own for the Internet audience ...
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 16, 2012 9:29 PM

Although aimed at advertising agencies, this article is a great read for all storytellers.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:29 AM

The Internet has given storytelling a new lease of life. The web series has given life to a new breed of film production, social networks have given us the ability to freely interact online with others, whether they are people, or companies and augmented reality has given us the chance to interact with characters and objects.


Here is a great artikel worth reading if you have anything to do with storytelling or just love it. @safegaard

Margaret Doyle's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:43 PM

In depth look at the intersection of storytelling and technology--a very exciting time with huge potential for immersion, participation, transformation. 

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Interactive Storytelling and the Future Agency

Interactive Storytelling and the Future Agency | Digitized media | Scoop.it
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 16, 2012 9:29 PM

Although aimed at advertising agencies, this article is a great read for all storytellers.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:29 AM

The Internet has given storytelling a new lease of life. The web series has given life to a new breed of film production, social networks have given us the ability to freely interact online with others, whether they are people, or companies and augmented reality has given us the chance to interact with characters and objects.


Here is a great artikel worth reading if you have anything to do with storytelling or just love it. @safegaard

Margaret Doyle's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:43 PM

In depth look at the intersection of storytelling and technology--a very exciting time with huge potential for immersion, participation, transformation. 

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Building a parallax scrolling storytelling framework | Tutorial

Building a parallax scrolling storytelling framework | Tutorial | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Stevan Živadinović, the brains behind multi-plane side-scroller web comic Hobo Lobo of Hamelin, walks us through the development of the Parallaxer platform and gives a crash course on turning pencil drawings into transparent-background assets...

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:47 AM

O.K.  This is a very technical article, but fascinating none-the-less.

Vivalist's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:24 AM

technical article (tutorial) on the challenges of creating Parallax Scrolling web experience out of your usual drawings.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:48 PM

Great Idea, would love to try!

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling - AMAZING!

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling - AMAZING! | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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How To Become A Top WordPress Developer

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Read Jonathan Wold's insight on how to become a top wordpress developer who moves far beyond the basics, and pushes the very boundaries...

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Become an Authority Online | Ms. Ileane Speaks

Become an Authority Online | Ms. Ileane Speaks | Digitized media | Scoop.it

"In this episode of the podcast I discuss how content curation can help you establish yourself as an online authority without writing your own content on a blog or website." A nice podcast by Ileane Smith for the weekend!

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, December 8, 2012 1:05 PM
Thanks for the podcast!
Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:47 PM

I think there is merit to what Ms. Ileanes says, however I still believe that a teacher needs to be a blogger.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:45 PM

If you are just beginning your connection with Scoop.it, or even if you've been using Scoop.it for awhile, you are sure to pick up a pointer or two from Ms. Ileane Smith's podcast. She's soooo enthusiastic and quite complete in her coverage. Great job. And she's correct about being able to establish yourself as an authority without having to write a blog.

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How to write a comic book

How to write a comic book | Digitized media | Scoop.it

Zack Smith:  "There's no one set formula for writing a comics script — but here are a number of great resources to give you some guidance" ...


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 29, 2012 7:04 AM

It's all about Visual Storytelling. If you make Comic's or Animation movies the most important thing is the story it self: Both genre is Visual but both need the same thoughts behind them to make a great script and  let it become alive. 

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Jade Dryden's curator insight, November 10, 2014 4:28 PM

useful

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Curate News Video Stories by Bringing Together the Best Excerpts from YouTube with Weavly

Curate News Video Stories by Bringing Together the Best Excerpts from YouTube with Weavly | Digitized media | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 7, 2013 1:03 PM


Weavly is a web app which allows you to easily utilize any clip or "excerpt" from YouTube, SoundCloud or Loopcam and to edit it together with other video bites into an organic whole.


Great for bringing together multiple clips covering a unique news story, Weavly leverages a simple web-based editor that allows to easily extract the part of content you need from any published clip and to assemble it together with other clips into a unique video (without ever infringing on any copyright or creating unnecessary duplicated video content).


Free to use.


What others wrote about Weavly: Weavly in the press


Case studies for journalists: http://en.weavly.com/journalists 


Find out more / Try it out now: http://en.weavly.com/ 



Vicky Hennegan's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:57 PM

 

Weavly is a web app which allows you to easily utilize any clip or "excerpt" from YouTube, SoundCloud or Loopcam and to edit it together with other video bites into an organic whole.

 

Great for bringing together multiple clips covering a unique news story, Weavly leverages a simple web-based editor that allows to easily extract the part of content you need from any published clip and to assemble it together with other clips into a unique video (without ever infringing on any copyright or creating unnecessary duplicated video content).

 

Free to use.

 

What others wrote about Weavly: Weavly in the press

 

Case studies for journalists: http://en.weavly.com/journalists 

 

Find out more / Try it out now: http://en.weavly.com/ 

 

 

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An Introduction to Content Curation for Marketing Professionals

An Introduction to Content Curation for Marketing Professionals | Digitized media | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:47 PM


Good introductory article by Don Reggie on "content curation" for marketing people. It explains from A to Z and in simple words, the what, why, and how of content curation.


Good introduction to curation for the layman. 6/10


Full article: http://www.instantshift.com/2012/12/12/the-freelancers-guide-to-successful-content-curation/


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whynot's curator insight, December 30, 2012 7:09 AM

Un article bien développé, qui souligne l'utilité de la 'curation' pour les freelance et présente les différents outils (scoop.it en tête).

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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, January 7, 2013 2:24 AM

As you know, I'm big on infographic style presentations and I liked the explanation of content marketing that for most marketers (especially in non-tech or online businesses) is still a confusing area.


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Not a Vistage or TEC Member, then be sure to visit our public blog on how to drive sales through social media, AND/OR our open discussion group on LinkedIn, Sales Through Social Media

http://www.barrydeutsch.net/sales-through-social-media

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Curation, Crowdsourcing and New Trends: Mashable Founder Pete Cashmore Shares His Views

An interview with Mashable Founder Pete Chashmore.

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Edgar Danmer's comment, December 23, 2012 1:44 PM
It quite an exciting time, knowing what is possible and knowing that one also has a chance to compete with the big dogs on ones own terms.
Robin Good's comment, December 24, 2012 4:02 AM
Yes Edgar, this is the time.
Therese Torris's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:25 AM

One might argue that Mashable itself has become more entertainement than journalism

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Use Little Story Maker to Create Custom Books on Your ipad

Use Little Story Maker to Create Custom Books on Your ipad | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Little Story Maker is a great little app that adults and children can use to create their own custom books on their iPads. The app provides book templates that you complete with your own images, te...

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Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator | Digitized media | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's comment, December 22, 2012 10:50 AM
love the term link spraying
Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 10:51 AM

Robin has curated list of definitions for content curation.  new term link spraying

Eric Moran's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:50 PM

Common misconception about content curation is that everything is automated . This article does a great job explaining the human element involved in curating content. It also shares some bad habits people pick up from the unintentional convenience of automated tools.

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?

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WEAC's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:55 AM

"Because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops."

Larry Heuser's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:27 PM

Using the Internet is like jet skiing.  Skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing.

Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 2015 5:56 PM

This is true.  They seem to be absorbing ideas faster.

 

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Scoop.it Gets a Facelift, Adds New Features for Professionals

Scoop.it Gets a Facelift, Adds New Features for Professionals | Digitized media | Scoop.it
Scoop.it, the social media platform for topic-centric content curation, has launched an all-new version of its platform with several key new features.
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How To Cultivate Social Intelligence Through Content Curation

How To Cultivate Social Intelligence Through Content Curation | Digitized media | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 10:52 AM

netsmart skills

Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 30, 2012 11:14 AM
I am writing a post on this very topic. I thought I would do a quick search here to see what the general thinking is. Thank you for this article. Very timely.
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:16 AM

Nice article on the changing landscape of competitive intelligence.

The use of social media, curations and real time monitoring are all high lighted.

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How Content Curation Can Support an Existing Educational Framework

How Content Curation Can Support an Existing Educational Framework | Digitized media | Scoop.it

Robin Good: How does content curation fit inside an academic program? Can curation be utilized to enhance a learning program? How? 

 

William J. Ryan has a good introductory article on Elearning Industry.com, explaining how and why content curation could be a really valuable asset in any new educational program.

 

To the point. Informative. resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/concepts/item/391-test-assess-curator

 

 


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David Bramley's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:06 PM

Information is ubiquitous, finding individuals with similar interests is the basis of creating a personal learning network.  Content curation is one way of adding value to your network using Harold Jarche's Seek, Sense, Share model.  It would be good to see the current Education framework  embrace content curation and this post is a good place to start

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Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation

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Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.

 

While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/12/sources-content-curation-inspiration/

 

 


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Teresa Levy's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:44 PM

when we first star to use the Net to research, the number of pages indicated seems overwhelming. The thing to do is to have good ways of evaluation of sites, in what relates to accuracy and validity as well as relevance. what this clip does is exactly that: suggest a way to steer among the imensity of what comes out

Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 6:50 PM

This piece is quite meaningful to me...always on the lookout for more sources.

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A Network of Curated Web Sites Showcasing The Best Creative and Design Work

A Network of Curated Web Sites Showcasing The Best Creative and Design Work | Digitized media | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for the best creative design inspiration around and a great example of content curation at work you may want to check out Web Design Served and the other sites which are part of the Behance Served Sites network.

 

The site showcases "curated work from leading creatives" from Behance and it is the fruit of a small team of human curators which you can get to know here: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/p/3524381153/why-curation-is-so-important-for-popular-content-sharing-sites-the-behance-story

 

The more than a dozen sites in the "curated" Behance network cover topics ranging from Motion Graphics, to Web Design, Illustration, App Design, Industrial Design and Digital Art.

 

Great inspiration. Great curation work. 8/10

 

Check them out:

http://www.webdesignserved.com/

http://www.industrialdesignserved.com/

http://www.brandingserved.com/

http://www.illustrationserved.com/

http://www.appdesignserved.co/

 

 

 


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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today | Digitized media | Scoop.it

 

 By Jim Taylor, Ph. D.

 

"There is...a growing body of research that technology can be both beneficial and harmful to different ways in which children think. Moreover, this influence isn’t just affecting children on the surface of their thinking. Rather, because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops. For example, as the technology writer Nicholas Carr has observed, the emergence of reading encouraged our brains to be focused and imaginative. In contrast, the rise of the Internet is strengthening our ability to scan information rapidly and efficiently.

 

"The effects of technology on children are complicated, with both benefits and costs. Whether technology helps or hurts in the development of your children’s thinking depends on what specific technology is used and how and what frequency it is used. At least early in their lives, the power to dictate your children’s relationship with technology and, as a result, its influence on them, from synaptic activity to conscious thought.

 

"Over the next several weeks, I’m going to focus on the areas in which the latest thinking and research has shown technology to have the greatest influence on how children think: attention, information overload, decision making, and memory/learning. Importantly, all of these areas are ones in which you can have a counteracting influence on how technology affects your children."


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WEAC's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:55 AM

"Because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops."

Larry Heuser's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:27 PM

Using the Internet is like jet skiing.  Skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing.

Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 2015 5:56 PM

This is true.  They seem to be absorbing ideas faster.