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Nicholas Carr On The Internet And Our Brains

Nicholas Carr On The Internet And Our Brains | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Like television before it, the Internet has been credited with being an influence on all sorts of things since it became a mainstream part of our lives -
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Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid" is required reading for my Digital Literacies students, and *The Shallows* is recommended for those wanting to dig deeper. But what a nice treat to find Carr discussing some of these concerns "aloud" to keep our oral/auralities in use! (Thanks to Dr. Justin Bailey for the link.)

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Best Online Typography Tools for Designers and Developers – Web Design Tips & Tricks

Best Online Typography Tools for Designers and Developers – Web Design Tips & Tricks | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The following comprehensive list of online typography tools will help you to establish a beautiful and user friendly type design for…
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Links to some interesting and useful tools for visuals design with fonts and types.
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Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via writing notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
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Google isn't making us stupid - but uncritical use of media might be. Another hint at why we should cherish and remediate "old" literacies.
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The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Good graphic design doesn’t happen by mistake, and neither does clever font marriage. Use this guide to font pairing to create your own beautiful designs.
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A friendly primer on fonts and typefaces.
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How to Win an Election

How to Win an Election | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
How candidates use the art of storytelling to help swing elections.
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Story is still King!
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9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics

9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.


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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 16, 6:22 AM

A Nik Peachey blog on exploiting infographics - examples of how to use them as a teaching tool.

Fatiha CHAHI 's curator insight, January 17, 5:35 AM

Comment exploiter les infographies en classe ? Des idées sur le blog de Nick Peachey.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 18, 9:33 AM

Excellent ideas to be shared by everyone ;-)

 

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5 Hitchcock Techniques You Might Want to Be Using in Your Films

5 Hitchcock Techniques You Might Want to Be Using in Your Films | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Your audience isn’t obligated to watch your film!  So before you finalize that script, shot list, or edit, do everything you can to make it easy for them to keep watching.
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Story-telling on Screen Tips from the Master.

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The Video Store as Film School - The New Yorker

The Video Store as Film School - The New Yorker | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Richard Brody writes about Tom Roston’s book about how video stores shaped a generation of filmmakers.
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"The idea was original: watch, criticize, learn, then put that learning into practice." Not bad advice -

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How Flipped Classrooms Change from Schools to Colleges Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Flipped Classrooms Change from Schools to Colleges Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
The How Flipped Classrooms change from Schools to Colleges Infographic points out the differences of a flipped classroom strategy in schools and in colleges

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Kathy Gorn, head of National History Day based in Washington, DC, remarked to me upon her visit to my school, "This isn't a high school. It is a small college." Flipping is one of the reasons for her assertion.

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Luciana Viter's curator insight, August 9, 2015 9:16 PM

Kathy Gorn, head of National History Day based in Washington, DC, remarked to me upon her visit to my school, "This isn't a high school. It is a small college." Flipping is one of the reasons for her assertion.

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Kathy Gorn, head of National History Day based in Washington, DC, remarked to me upon her visit to my school, "This isn't a high school. It is a small college." Flipping is one of the reasons for her assertion.

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Kathy Gorn, head of National History Day based in Washington, DC, remarked to me upon her visit to my school, "This isn't a high school. It is a small college." Flipping is one of the reasons for her assertion.

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Travel Through A Visual History Of Computer Icons

Travel Through A Visual History Of Computer Icons | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
From the Apple II to Windows Vista.
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7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos - YouTube

COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's incredible photographs. Special thanks go to Steve McCurry for his time and permissi...
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An Internet Marketer's Website Design Cheat Sheet Resource List

An Internet Marketer's Website Design Cheat Sheet Resource List | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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A collection of collections of tools (software and sites) that will help you with graphics, fonts, illustrations, memes, and more. All things you might need for your web work.(I'm still sorting through for my favorite "keepers" in the list.)

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Before & After: 4 Slide Makeover Tips

Before & After: 4 Slide Makeover Tips | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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Please, for the love of mercy, don't make ugly presentations.

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Please, for the love of mercy, don't make ugly presentations.

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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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8 Tips For Helping Students Tell Stories In A Social Media World

8 Tips For Helping Students Tell Stories In A Social Media World | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

"Human beings are storytellers by nature. Children especially love to hear stories, but aren’t always so keen on telling their own. Partly because they’re kids. Telling stories is more about the imagination and the curiosity and even the tall tales, and less about articulating a narrative to a specific audience through innovative tools."


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Oculus Rift and the Future

Oculus Rift and the Future | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
c/net looks at Oculus Rift - and what is means for media composition of tomorrow.
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Limestone College Communications Department: Thinking about the media of tomorrow - | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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Photo editor online - Pixlr.com

Photo editor online - Pixlr.com | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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Quick and Dirty, on-the-fly image editing in the time it takes to open your full-scale image editor! https://pixlr.com/
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Experience the power of a bookbook™

At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. Join the revolution...
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Technology!
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Early Motorola Flip Phone commercial

http://internetlurker.blogspot.com/ If you have information about this video like voices or actors please leave a comment. Help document for the great archiv...
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OpenStax College

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Free, open-source, high-quality textbooks for your college course.
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Are these the textbooks of the future?

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The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.
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A good gif-y look at web design history.

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New Media Gallery | Newseum

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An interesting look at how new media changed an old media genre: News.

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COOPH - The Cooperative of Photography

COOPH - The Cooperative of Photography | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
As the 'Cooperative of Photography', COOPH is an effective means for anyone passionate about photography to network, learn and collaborate with other photographers across the globe. Moving forward with a solid foundation and limitless aspirations, COOPH aims to push the boundaries of photography culture as we know it. However, COOPH can only grow and evolve together with you – the people behind the lens. So share our passion, become a part of the community and join the conspiracy of light!
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9 Photo Composition Tips (feat. Steve McCurry) - YouTube

COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's incredible photographs. Special thanks go to Steve McCurry for his time and permissi...
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12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact

12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Sharing an idea isn’t like snapping your fingers — things don’t just instantly change. But as more people hear an idea over time, it can trickle into people’s thinking -- and shifts, both subtle an...
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Supplement your awesome digital presentation materials with really good delivery. Here are some tips.

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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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