Great list of ways to use Twitter in education. But you must be careful when you encourage kids to blurt in public. Even though the teacher is able to correct the discussion, everything you say in the Internet, stays there.
The digital revolution has spurred a revolution in storytelling, and filmmakers have been exploring ways to host, extend, amplify and augment their audio-visual narratives online since the Internet became a popular communication device.
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:
It´s good to remember: "Audiences don’t like entertainment that feels like nothing but a grab for their hard-earned cash; they need to feel like there is an equitable transaction in place. It’s the same thing with transmedia. If you want to succeed, you shouldn’t just be bolting on a few components because they’re what the industry thinks is sexy right now. You need to have a creative purpose for each piece, and you have to be acutely aware of how all the pieces fit together to make a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts."
"If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don’t despair! There are apps for that!"
What happens when old meets slightly less old? You end up with a product that brings animated GIFs out of the computer monitor and into the 3D world. We actually just covered Gifpop, a product that uses lenticular printing to bring GIFs out, and now the Giphoscope does something similar, but with a hand crank instead.
The idea behind the Giphoscope is for GIF artists to have a way of showcasing their craft in the same way painters and photographers can. This ultimately creates a new type of exhibit for art galleries and museums, or just a cool piece for an art collector to display in his or her home.
The design is inspired by the Mutoscope, a motion picture device dating back to 1894. The original design featured about 850 black-and-white cards that when flipped in quick succession, displayed about a minute of movement. Of course, the technology has evolved, and the Giphoscope features color in its images. It also features 24 cards, which is better suited to the looping nature of animated GIFs.
The looping effect is accomplished with panels that rotate 360 degrees around the device, so once it makes its way through all 24 frames, it loops back around to the beginning, just like an animated GIF viewed on the internet.
Lie Sand Bong's Dress, detail / 2008 / Aluminum wire, fiberglass lifecasting. Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously) continues to amaze with his astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of ...
Nature, history, memory, danger, art, love, music and...minotaurs: you'll find all of them on the list of the best documentaries of the year so far (as reviewed by the members of the Criticwire Network).
Luca Agnani, an Italian designer and animator, has taken the classic works of Vincent Van Gogh, and brought them to life. He's created a short film called Van Gogh's Shadow which shows over a dozen of Van Gogh’s paintings suddenly filled with life and movement, perhaps giving us an insight into how the artist may have seen the world he lived in.
"Why don't students participate in my online discussion forums?" It is most discouraging for instructors when students don't participate in discussions or group work in online learning environments. It's hard not to take it ...