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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

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Via Beth Dichter
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A good opener for Digital Litearcies class.

 

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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Canva Design School Blog

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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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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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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!

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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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