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How to Use YouTube Annotations [VIDEO]

How to Use YouTube Annotations [VIDEO] | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There is no one way to incorporate annotations into your videos. The best way is to test out different annotations, and adjust them as you see necessary. Also, do not add an annotation to a video and forget about it.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:44 AM

I want to discuss other ways to optimize your videos for greater viewer engagement. In this article I will focus specifically on annotations, interactive elements that can be added to your video after it is uploaded. At this time, there are six types of annotations that you can add to your videos.

 
Te L - Us Business Solutions's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:16 PM

Good information.

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How To Use Augmented Reality In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Augmented Reality In Education - Edudemic | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though. There are a bunch of ways people are using augmented reality in education, believe it or not.

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mjboyce's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:34 PM

This technology has great potential.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:20 PM

In any case, here are just a handful of interesting AR use cases that you should check out. Know of another one? Feel free to mention it down in the comments!

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:31 AM

Augmented reality has become even more useful with m-devices. How to use it? Some examples are given here.

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

And when I had to explain why iPod didn’t start with an upper case letter the way proper nouns usually did, well, I decided all of the rules were up for grabs. The changes I have mentioned are rather superficial, but they are indicators of a large shift that has been taking place in the way that I teach literacy.


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Sabrina Faulkner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:35 PM

Having students use technology in many different ways is a great idea. My children enjoy being able to video chat and skype with their daddy because he is overseas, and they study different words or lessons that they are going over to not only keep him involved but also so they can have the experience of having their daddy help them with school work as well. 

 

ELC Language School's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:43 PM

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Peter Lanigan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:06 AM

This is also interesting for adult literacies.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - MOOCs

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - MOOCs | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This special issue presents a series of peer reviewed articles the guest editors believe will aid in increasing the quality of the research focus across a growing field of research and participation from numerous academic fields. Articles in this special issue contrast theoretical and empirical research related to MOOCs through a careful examination of thematic issues from student perceptions, engagement, and participation to campus leadership and decision-making challenges.


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Jan Schwartz's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:57 PM

Glad to have so much peer reviewed info on MOOCs in one place

Ilana Rosansky's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:33 AM

I like that the theoretical side is contrasted with the empirical and with student perceptions... It's a fascinating topic to be sure.

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, September 14, 2013 2:20 PM

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Amazing

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10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning

10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning The definition of blended learning is the “integrat(ion) of online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Put another way, it is the...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:42 AM

Includes a nice infographic to illustrate the ideas in the article. 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:20 PM

Grassroots...you need some champions in your school or district.

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:11 AM

στα Αγγλικά, πολύ ενδιαφέρον

miguel sa's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:23 PM

Now if all we need is better paid teachers and more competent ones! 

Monty Bell's curator insight, September 3, 2013 2:42 PM

Can't wait for 2028 -  Two keys: Adaptive and Intuitive technology will create massive change. 

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Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek

Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"This truly innovative mobile app allows users to turn their device into a speed camera and see exactly  how fast they kick a football. The app guides your through the process of setting up the kick so that the app is capable of accurate detection. You will firstly start by selecting if you are right or left footed and then the app provides a frame overlay that you must position the ball over your resting soccer ball. Once setup its all up to the kicker and the app to track the overall speed, angle and estimated kick distance. It even records your kick and replays it back to you in super slow motion."


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Casey Anley's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:56 PM

Great! Thanks PEGeek!

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The world's most popular interactive online collaboration tool | Docs9

The world's most popular interactive online collaboration tool | Docs9 | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Docs9 is your online space to put your documents, and instantly begin live, interactive sharing with others. Docs9 makes it easier for you to setup your presentation live without any install or configuration.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:04 PM

Great new possibility to share and collaborate on your presentations made on PowerPoint, Google Docs or Open Office. You can work with your partners in real time.

Works on all browsers and all devices.

Free account for up to 5 collaborators and 25Mb of presentations. Paid account (0.99 $/m) includes documents and spreadsheets and lets you upload up to 50Mb.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...

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The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip - NASA Science

The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip - NASA Science | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Something big is happening on the sun. The sun's global magnetic field is poised to reverse polarity, a sign that Solar Max has arrived.

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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

 


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Kylie Joyce's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:19 AM

After browsing through a couple of the k-12 Horizon reports, I commend the New Media Consortium for looking to the future to see where elearning has the potential to go, as well as showing us what is possible by providing examples of various tools currently in use.

Annie R's comment, September 3, 2013 10:55 PM
i think that the mobile learning section (#2) was very interesting for me. as a student, tablets are very easy and a wonderful way to learn, but we still should be exposed to things like textbooks, instruments, and a pencil. Many children now have been completely consumed in their electronics, I am guilty of complaining when i have to put my iPad down.
John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:54 PM
Annie, I couldn't agree with you more unfortunately I do not see this trend reversing. They are no longer teaching penmanship in school it will soon be a lost are and the text book is losing way to the e-book it is already happening. It is cheaper.(ooppps) cost effective. It is doing a disservice to our youth. I went to an old catholic school in addition to being taught cursive we were taught script also, and a love of books is taught at an early age. Technology is a great tool, but it is just that a tool, it wears out it changes the written word is always the same, The language may change depending on the country but it is the same it does not upgrade a classic is still a classic. A Commador 64 is obsolete, by todays standards.
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Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

 If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:30 PM

I think that this can be used to share videos among teachers as well.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Para embeber videos que no querés subir a youtube

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Things to Think About

Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:21 AM

Nice app to find things to get kids talking.

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:42 AM

-12 categories of questions including Friends, Family, School, Fun and Feelings.

-Challenges kids to dream about the future, think through “what would you do..” scenarios and make decisions about interesting topics. 

Rumi's comment, September 20, 2013 3:42 AM
Thank you!
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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory

George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.


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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:46 AM

The theory of connectivism as social learning that is networked. The framework for flipped classroom approach.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:45 PM

I will have to include this in my Learning theories module, perhaps.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:43 PM

This might be my new research topic. Very interesting.

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9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works | LearnDash. Assess early, often and make it about performance. http://t.co/0u99LwpgnD

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:31 AM

Short and sweet list - I think many good quality teachers use this method without realizing they are doing so (much like good researchers use Big6 whether or not they know the nomenclature of that process). Share with your new teachers.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...

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very interesting......I find it difficult to read map.......(gender thing...?? he he he......) no no no...it's just that I didn't get a good teacher at early age to enable me to do it.....thnxz

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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:59 AM

Wow-very cool not all maps are appropriate for students but awesome way to look at the world. 

Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:53 PM

Importancia de los recursos visuales

Cuaderno de maestra's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:53 PM

NO puedo evitar el compartir estos mapas con vosotros. Otra manera de aprender a leer la realidad.

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Language Learning in the Age of Common Core

Language Learning in the Age of Common Core | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As her school shifts to address Common Core State Standards, one foreign language teacher finds opportunity for greater collaboration.

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A new fingerprint sensor patent from Apple surfaces in Europe

A new fingerprint sensor patent from Apple surfaces in Europe | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In July Patently Apple posted a report revealing one of the patent applications that Apple gained in their acquisition of AuthenTec. Today, Patently Apple reveals a second patent application that Apple gained in their acquisition that was filed in Europe. There were a few interesting findings in this patent. One of them reveals that Apple's future fingerprint scanner has a security feature built-in that will be able to sense "live tissue" so as to reduce spoofing.


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:53 AM

No more doubt, the upcoming iPhone 5S will sport an highend fingerprint scanner.

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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The benefits of Appreciative Inquiry--a core storytelling process

The benefits of Appreciative Inquiry--a core storytelling process | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Have you ever heard the phrase: People join organizations, but leave managers. What would your employees say about you?


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:28 PM

Muy interesante.

Kevin Watson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 AM

Great article!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments Anjela, Vilma, and kjcoach! I think AI has many benefits to bring to all of us.
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Street Art: Artistic Democracy

Street Art: Artistic Democracy | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We are told Banksy is the coolest street artist in the world today. With his satirical and social observant graffiti art, getting art critics all hot under the collar with excitement. However, Indian artists are creating more exciting, and let’s be honest more skilful, street art.

Whereas Banksy’s “art” is all about grabbing your immediate attention, Indian street artists take a more philosophical approach, plumbing the depths of your imagination is the order of the day. You don’t need to look far, whether you’re in Delhi, Bombay, Chennai etc, its there for all to see.

Fundamentally, it’s about the youth leaving their mark. Artists don’t skimp on colour either, transforming the gloomy canvases of grey walls and stern facades into an elaborate explosion of psychedelic colour.

It seems apt that Southern India’s city of youth and creativity Bangalore would emerge as the hub of street art. It’s here where artists are turning the city into a landscape of dreams and fantasy. With the youthful desire for making it big and bold, a patch of wall under a viaduct just isn’t enough.

Not to be out done, you’ll see panoply of imaginative creations in the cosmopolitan streets of Bombay and New Delhi. Shifting from the comedic, with nods to Lichtenstein and Warhol, to the dramatic, every theme is explored.

It’s all about the democracy of art, when creativity spills on to the streets.

 


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Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration

Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration | Effective School Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"SAMR is an acronym that I have been hearing quite a bit lately on the Internet.  It was also referred to at several of the sessions I attended at ISTE13.


SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.  The SAMR Model represents a way to look at the different levels of integrating technology into the classroom."


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:05 PM

Cool 120 sec video!

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Considering the Benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program

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Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension -
how can it improve the music education for beginners ?

Physiological Base

The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age , when they are taught to count and this system is learned by children quite firmly , since it is often used in their daily life. But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and, naturally, requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching, children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally, it slows down rate of training, causes psycho-emotional discomfort , lowers the child’s interest to music. Therefore , in the initial stage of teaching , besides work with the generally accepted music grammar , will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period. This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar, but at the initial stages of musical education, the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful , as it speeds up teaching of children.

Neurophysiological Aspect

It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information, including musical one, cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism. The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective, has a practical result, but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psycho - emotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, the muscular system and others. For this purpose , the experimental researches are to be performed, namely: ENG, EMG, EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in the note signs compared to the load that a child has received in perception of the music information written down in number signs.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols. Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability ( min – max ) and amplitude of muscle tension , depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument. The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains, on the scientific point of view, the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands, and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.
The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity and to detect the new creative abilities.

Parallel Description

In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multi–step combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For en integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses is transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psycho-emotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music- educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:40 AM

Well said.