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Digital Literacies Resource

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Would you say that I have a plethora of resources for multimodal composition and digital literacies? Links to legal-to-use images, sound files, video clips - as well as links to articles on the theory and practice of working with new media.

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Here's What The Opening of "The Simpsons" Looks Like Recreated With Stock Footage

Here's What The Opening of "The Simpsons" Looks Like Recreated With Stock Footage | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
A new stock footage Simpsons approximation takes you on a non-animated tour of Springfield, and you'll barely notice the difference.
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A good exercise for students learning to edit video in Premiere Pro, Final Cut,etc. (Video Blocks is a good source for stock video - with reasonable cover-all license fee.)

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Applying The Addictive Psychology Of Slot Machines To App Design

Applying The Addictive Psychology Of Slot Machines To App Design | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The secret to slot machines' addictiveness can be reduced to a few basic psychological principles.
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The Skinner Box as a user-experience model? What digital applications can we find here? Hmm.

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The What, Whys, and Hows - Digital Storytelling: A Toolkit for Educators - CampusGuides SLIS at Springshare

The What, Whys, and Hows - Digital Storytelling: A Toolkit for Educators - CampusGuides SLIS at Springshare | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
This guide provides links to current research about digital storytelling, why and how to teach it, apps and tools to use, successful examples, and copyright teaching tools. It is designed for use by teachers and librarians of students of all ages.

Via José Carlos, Janet Ward
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A good overview of resources for and approaches to digital story-telling.

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Randy Nichols's curator insight, April 29, 9:27 AM

A good overview of current approaches to digital story-telling...

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How The Grid Will Automate Web Design Without Killing The Designer

How The Grid Will Automate Web Design Without Killing The Designer | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence?
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Learn to love our Robot Overlords! Just kidding - technology-assisted, - and influenced - and remediated - and facilitated  - web design.

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Randy Nichols's curator insight, April 17, 2:28 PM

"All your web are belong to us!" -Our Future Robot Overlords

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LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com

LinkedIn continues move into higher education with purchase of lynda.com | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"LinkedIn has become a company to watch in higher education. This week the job networking site announced it would spend $1.5 billion to buy lynda.com, an online course portal."


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The Internet's Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

The Internet's Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
What does the Internet think about? This graphic visualizes its most-shared articles as the contents of a human mind.
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OK, so it's not all kittens and Kardashians...

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Canva Design School Blog

Canva Design School Blog | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Canva's Design School has everything you need to learn design. Check out our daily design articles, interactive tutorials and awesome tips.
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From the site that made your slides, flyers, and Facebook headers easy - a handy set of design lessons! #DigitalLiteracies

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Images for Multimodal Composition

Images for Multimodal Composition | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Legal Use Images (various licenses) for digital and multimodal compositions.
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With this mega-curation of digital image archives, you never need steal another pic! (Friends don't let friends get pics from Google images.)

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▶ Toy Story - Storyboarding - YouTube

▶ Toy Story - Storyboarding - YouTube | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
In this excellent sequence by Pixar, the creators of Toy Story introduce the storyboarding process. A storyboarding assignment will follow.
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Storyboarding is the compositional tool that helps bridge the gap from written script to visuality for the screen.

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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
  Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks. Our UX Lead creates Keynote presentations that are both slick and charming—the kind that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understa...
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A good resource for students building presentations, whether using Assertion/Evidence, Pecha Kucha, or other methods.

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How to take great photos—even on your cell phone

How to take great photos—even on your cell phone | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Taking great photos isn’t just about having a nice camera. I’m a firm believer that good photography comes from smart photographers who think creatively and know how to make the most of what they’v...
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A good intro for new students in digital photography, multimodal composition, etc.

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World's Most Generic News Report | Charlie Brooker - YouTube

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe: World's Most Generic News Report !
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The medium (and the genre) are the message.

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Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
RT @elissamalespina: Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom http://t.co/GhQ9KYboDn
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Rubrics, and links to rubrics, for digital projects...

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Google's 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google's 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here's what they learned.
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Some things you want to think about when making your website mobile.

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How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World - Brilliant or Insane

How to Provide Student Feedback in the Digital World - Brilliant or Insane | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
This feedback model and how-to video illustrate powerful student feedback in a digital world.
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Something to think about for adapting student feedback for emerging literacies in new media.

 

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Social Media in a Nutshell an infographic

Social Media in a Nutshell an infographic | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"Social Media is a fast growing industry and it can be hard to follow. So sometimes it is nice to take a step back and review who the big players are and what they actually do.

 

The following infographic by  Text Marketer  takes a global look on 4 of the main players: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest – and compares it with more traditional media like email and SMS."


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Social Media in a Nutshell an infographic

#SocialMedia

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The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness

The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Inside Disney's radical plan to modernize its cherished theme parks.
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The Mouse goes digitally interactive in a gigantic way. The behind-the-scenes prep for this move is mind-boggling.

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You Suck at PowerPoint

Designed by Jesse Desjardins twitter.com/jessedee slideshare.net/jessedee
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A downloadable show of "don'ts" for PPT presenters. Standalone or add your own spin to the deck.

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The Discarded Image: Episode 01 - Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)

Welcome to The Discarded Image. A new online video series that analyzes and deconstructs well known pieces of cinema. In this episode we look at the beach scene…

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A good look at how the use of cuts, angles and POV help interplellate the viewer into a subject position within the film narrative.

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25 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See

25 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
25 top-notch PowerPoint presentation examples to inspire your next PowerPoint or SlideShare presentation.
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lots of examples - and links to downloadables - Watch the Seth Godin slideshow!

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From Smartphones to Museum Walls

From Smartphones to Museum Walls | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The idea of using small cameras to document the world around you led the Columbus Museum of Art to mount an ambitious show of Instagram photos.
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The Smartphone Museum exhibit continues to inspire... Here is a good example of leveraging Instagram in another medium (spatial narrative/archive.)

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We Found The Exact Music To Break Through Open-Office Distractions

We Found The Exact Music To Break Through Open-Office Distractions | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Listening to music can help you find focus, but exactly what you listen to makes all the difference.
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Randy Nichols's curator insight, February 9, 10:12 AM

I've practiced this habit (controlling my audio work environment) for years - always choosing wordless music when I write or research - but this gave me a few new things to think about regarding my digital aural workspace. (And it made me appreciate Songza, too.)

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How to take a great picture - Carolina Molinari - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-take-a-great-picture-carolina-molinari Have you ever looked at your camera and wondered what all of those ...
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As DSLR's become more affordable, some understanding of basics of camera functions will be helpful even for intro to imagery courses. This is a good intro to shutter speed, aperture, etc.

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What Made "I Have A Dream" Such A Perfect Speech

What Made "I Have A Dream" Such A Perfect Speech | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
A closer look at one of the greatest speeches in American history offers inspiration for anyone trying to motivate a crowd.
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An interesting look at a pivotal piece of communication - good for discussion among students of speech, oral narrative, public history, rhetoric, communication, etc.

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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Google Ventures' Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team's ideas down on paper.
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Randy Nichols's curator insight, January 3, 12:50 AM

Storyboarding - it's not just for film-making anymore!