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Typography 101: Everything a Beginner Should Know

Typography 101: Everything a Beginner Should Know | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it

Typography is both an art and a technique. Once created through printed materials, typography is all about arranging type in a way that enables learning and recognition.

However, typography is more than just the design of the letters and characters -- it also involves careful arrangement and selection of point size, line length, and spacing both on a single line and throughout an entire page. If you know the basics of typography, you will be able to lay out an arrangement of headers, paragraphs, etc. in an attractive and convincing way.

Typography is absolutely everywhere -- just look at your phone, a billboard, your coffee cup, or even the different styles used in this blog post. Once you’re conscious about the fact that typography is used all around you, you’ll start to recognize the differences between typefaces and why they might’ve been selected...


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Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn

Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas using social capital and the affordances of digital networks.
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The Flip: Why I Love It, How I Use It

The Flip: Why I Love It, How I Use It | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
By Shelley Wright I love the flip. I do. And I realize by saying this I’m making a controversial statement. I believe if used judiciously, in th
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Arizona State and edX Will Offer an Online Freshman Year, Open to All – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

7 solutions to make slick presentations | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
Speed and agility are traits that define our society today. We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or...
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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35 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads - Innovation: Education

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads - Innovation: Education | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
Check out how these 6th graders did some global storytelling with a green screen and iPads, app-smashing Tellagami along the way.
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The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

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Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.
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Tools to Create Infographics | Listly List

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5 Web Design Best Practices For a Great Website

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A great website isn't about just great design, but also about how well it converts and much more. Learn how to do it and how to incorporate it in your site.
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Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? (EdSurge News)

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Early in my teaching career I taught eighth and ninth grade English in a small classroom that had nothing more than a chalkboard, ceiling fan, and about twenty-five attentive pairs of eyes looking up at me for guidance five hours each day. One simple retention technique I used regularly was to “per
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The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about

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5 Tips To Enhance Motivation In eLearning - eLearning Industry

5 Tips To Enhance Motivation In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
Check 5 Tips to Enhance Motivation In eLearning, so that you will be able to inspire your learners to eagerly experience your eLearning deliverable.
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The 10 Key Elements of an Optimized Webpage [Infographic]

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Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration
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Did you ever think the day would come when you read the title: 40 uses for smartphones in school. Well it's here now. Read on to see what these uses are.
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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Gener
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Any writer will tell you that coming up with engaging and relevant content ideas for a blog is t...
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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...
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No Photoshop? No Problem: 10 Visual Content Tools for Beginners | Emerging Technologies | Scoop.it
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