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Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

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An interesting take on Apple's use of "skeuomorphism" - representing digital functions with visual representations of older technologies. (e.g. a pcuture of an envelope for email - which uses no envelope; a "ring" tone for cell phones that have no physical bells to ring; etc.)

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The 5 Coolest Things About The Revamped Smithsonian Design Museum

The 5 Coolest Things About The Revamped Smithsonian Design Museum | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Doodle on the walls! Draw your own vase! After a three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt reopens with some fancy new tech.
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Some cool interactivity design in this museum about... er, design.

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Why Ugly Handouts Are Bad for Teachers (and everyone else)

Why Ugly Handouts Are Bad for Teachers (and everyone else) | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The two syllabi below have the exact same content, word for word. So is one better than the other? Without hesitation, I would respond: yes, most definitely. And I could bet that most people looking at these documents side-by-side would be close to unanimous in deciding which is better (or, at the very least, be unanimous in deciding which they'd rather read). And observers wouldn't even have to be able to read these documents to make that decision! The question is, of course, why? Why is a syll
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Another insightful comment on practical design from Dr. Newbold.

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Why The Color Red Revs You Up (But Lowers Your IQ)

Why The Color Red Revs You Up (But Lowers Your IQ) | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Seven studies for designers and marketers about the complex and bizarre science of the color red.
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New Media demands new literacies, like when color theory and psychological affect meet with rhetorically-savvy visual communication and design.

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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift
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Clive Thompson's "Twitter is making us Smarter" angle to the discussion of how new media affects our brains.

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling | Edudemic

Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling | Edudemic | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
8 Amazing Digital Storytelling Ideas to Use in the Classroom http://t.co/o89QWxEqku
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Digital Literacy takes shape in story-telling.

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Search Education – Google

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Some interesting tools to encourage a more critical "Googling" for students.

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Rethinking the Lecture: In the Information Age, It's Time to Flip the Classroom | WIRED

Rethinking the Lecture: In the Information Age, It's Time to Flip the Classroom | WIRED | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
It’s been my experience that too much of the same thing tends to end badly — and higher education is no exception. It was that way in college when my roommate Chris decided his life’s work was to take the Doodle Challenge — at the time, beating the record of 19 burgers within a 2.5…
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By now, the idea of the digital age demanding a flipped classroom is old hat for most involved in digital literacy, but this WIRED article might be a good intro for the topic to students or faculty late to the party.

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Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech

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"This was an Ignite style session where I expressed my own personal frustration with educational technology at scale and attempted to then offer some redeeming alternatives actively being pursued by others. Below are a few of the slides and roughly what I tried to get across."


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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 21, 1:54 AM

"On the left is good education/learning etc. The middle is roughly what we have now, suffering from extensive damage and quite vulnerable to being completely destroyed. The far right is what a lot of technology integration does. It is covering up gaping holes and damage but at the same time utterly destroying what it purports to be protecting and conserving."

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How To Speak British - Anglophenia Ep 7 - YouTube

Blimey! Siobhan Thompson offers us a few British phrases that often baffle her American friends. Learn 10 more British words here: http://www.bbcamerica.com/...
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A fun look at British sayings - a brief mention (w/o explanation) of the Cockney rhyming trope is included.

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5 Steps to Creating a Gorgeous Presentation

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Interesting take on the PROCESS of preparing a presentation, from curating to design, etc.

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Want a tech job? Study this. Advice from Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr and more

Want a tech job? Study this. Advice from Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr and more | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Advice to students from bosses at Mozilla, Tumblr, Reddit and D.C.’s Clearly Innovative, among others.
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A call for a more Gestaltist approach to working in the digital age...

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Tell Better Stories In 2014: Storytelling Insight From Margaret Atwood, Ricky Gervais, And Many More

Tell Better Stories In 2014: Storytelling Insight From Margaret Atwood, Ricky Gervais, And Many More | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Take a look back at the stories about stories published on Co.Create in 2013, including pearls of wisdom from Ricky Gervais, Margaret Atwood, a former...
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Good fodder for discussions on narrative and presentation!

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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

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Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


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The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 8:31 AM

No surprises here.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, July 14, 10:35 AM

All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 15, 10:16 AM

Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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UX Designers vs Web Designers [Infographic] | Designbeep

UX Designers vs Web Designers [Infographic] | Designbeep | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Here is another infographic for UX Designers and Web Designers.The infographic mentions some basic differences between a UX Designer and a Web Designer.What do
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An interesting infographic to compare UX and Web Designers.

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10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
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Make me some of them infographics!

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Archive: AP’s weekly top photos highlights

Archive: AP’s weekly top photos highlights | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The AP delivers in-depth coverage on the international, politics, lifestyle, business, and entertainment news
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Archives of select AP photos - great as examples for discussions on digital photography, visual communication or the rhetoric of image editing.

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10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators

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TED Talks are a major source of inspiration for educators who need a morale boost, a discussion starter, or a new perspective.
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TED Talks are usually good resources for pedagogical applications - and while I haven't viewed these yet, it seems a safe bet that there will be some good stuff to glean here.

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Presenter’s Toolbox: Apps and Gear For a Successful Presentation

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Simple, but good, suggestions for Digital Presentations.

 

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Museum of Endangered Sounds

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Dial-up, AOL, Typewriters, phones that "ring" and more tech sounds of yesteryear... Awesome audio collection

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10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks

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Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.


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Audrey's curator insight, October 18, 7:49 AM

It is  much easier to access paper material or material that you can create yourself without the complications of machine equipment, which can be inaccessible. 

 

An important part of learning and using your brain is the ability to be flexible. It will take time to make e text books flexible enough for young people to use them creatively.

Curated by Audrey for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 18, 3:29 PM

¿Por qué lo estudiantes no utilizan libros de texto electrónicos?

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The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age

The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Once reluctant to accept the virtual world, institutions are now using interactivity, 3-D imaging and “augmented reality” in displays.
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Another little museum in uptown Manhattan follows the lead of the Smartphone Museum!

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13 Lessons for Design's New Golden Age | WIRED

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We're living amidst a new renaissance in design: Call it Silicon Modern—a moment made possible by cheap processors, new software, digital manufacturing, and novel approaches to problem solving.
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A collection of articles on Design in the Digital Age. Some of the articles are quite substantial and provocative - I particularly liked the "Wrong Theory" treatment (#13.)

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Randy Nichols's curator insight, September 23, 10:48 AM

A collection of articles on Design in the Digital Age. Some of the articles are quite substantial and provocative - I particularly liked the "Wrong Theory" treatment (#13.)

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

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This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

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Remediating Bloom for new literacies.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 24, 9:26 PM

This version of Bloom's Taxonomy has been extended with a sharing component for Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is listed in the higher order thinking skills. The functional level of sharing is publicly sharing, publishing and broadcasting.

Along with this printable version of Bloom's Taxonomy you will also find links to five resources. Four of these look at Bloom's (in a variety of ways) and one is a research paper that looks at sustainable innovation in teacher practice.

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 25, 2:24 PM

This is a wonderful resource with a jpeg link and a description...thank you for scooping it, Beth!

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PaulStock : TOP 10 FAVORITE FREE STOCK PHOTO SITES by...

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TOP 10 FAVORITE FREE STOCK PHOTO SITES
by PAULSTOCK
We at PaulStockTextures blog believe that sharing is caring, especially when us graphic designers scrounge the interwebs for affordable, no hassle...
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I enjoy seeing what free image resources others are discovering - perhaps some of these are new to you? I've added a couple to my resources list!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …

Via Beth Dichter
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What the Flip? (A simple explanation of an education trend.)

 

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 9:17 AM

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This infographic/visualization provides six steps that show how to flip a classroom. It also makes it clear that after you work through the six steps you must also review what has taken place, revise as necessary and then repeat.

The six steps are:

1. Plan

2. Record

3. Share

4. Change

5. Group

6. Regroup

But to understand what they mean by each of these you should go to the post. Flipping the classroom takes time, but today there are many locations where you can find great videos that will work for you. There are numerous tools available that help you create videos on your own, or take an existing video and add comments, questions, etc., so that it will meet your needs. If you are considering using video as a way to flip your class in the upcoming school year this post also provides links to additional resources that you may find helpful.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 4, 2:18 AM

Thx! Beth Dichter

Keith Hamon's curator insight, November 19, 1:47 PM

This is a sensible approach to flipping your classroom, one lesson at a time.