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Infographic: How Teachers Are Using Social Media Right Now

Infographic: How Teachers Are Using Social Media Right Now | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"Ever wonder how teachers are using social media? Who they’re following? What social network they prefer? An infographic from Scholastic sheds some light on the facts and figures behind social media usage by teachers."


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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!

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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

Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"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, 2014 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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▶ 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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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

10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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

Presenter’s Toolbox: Apps and Gear For a Successful Presentation | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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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

10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

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, 2014 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, 2014 3:29 PM

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