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Exploring the big [transmedia] picture

Exploring the big [transmedia] picture | immersive media | Scoop.it

"Are you ready to explore the big picture?  Fiona Milburn of Transmedia NZ has compiled a handy quick-start guide to ease the plunge into transmedia storytelling."


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:46 AM

I have been intrigued at transmedia storytelling for some time.  I really appreciate these resources for getting started in using or explaining transmedia in education or marketing.

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:37 PM

Bel repertorio ragionato e struturato sulla transmedialità

Jeni Mawter's comment, January 30, 2013 4:32 AM
Thanks, Fiona!
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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | immersive media | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 31, 3:00 PM

Some great tools listed here. It's so helpful to have ways to incorporate visual content, both in an online course and blended course.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 31, 3:09 PM

Some great tools listed here. It's so helpful to have ways to incorporate visual content, both in an online course and blended course.

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, Today, 7:30 AM

Bela seleção de ferramentas visuais que ajudam a dar um banho de butique em seu blog.

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Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year -

Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year - | immersive media | Scoop.it
Join the learning resources revolution, visit Bibblio and be a part of a new community of educators.

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Terri Rice's curator insight, Today, 4:19 PM

Bibblio is a wonderful tool. If you haven't tried it yet, you must! I joined for free and began reading, curating, and sharing immediately. Exceptional!

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Michelle Rhee’s Real Legacy: Here’s What’s Most Shameful About Her Reign | Matt Bruenig | AlterNet.org

Michelle Rhee’s Real Legacy: Here’s What’s Most Shameful About Her Reign | Matt Bruenig | AlterNet.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

In the last week or so,  Michelle Rhee stepped down from StudentsFirst, an education reform organization that she founded four years ago. During her tenure at StudentsFirst, and before then, Rhee meticulously crafted her image as a firebrand who intended to shake up education in the country. Although most of the coverage of Rhee and her departure  has focused on her education theatrics, her remarks on the issue of child poverty have been far more troubling.

 

In debates about education reform, one very common pattern of arguments has emerged. Education reformers like Rhee jump into the forum and confidently proclaim that poor students are failing to acquire good educations because of bad schools and bad teachers. Then, those who actually know things about child poverty respond that poverty, by itself, is a massive impediment to educational attainment  because of its damaging effects on human functioning.

 

On its face, this response should pose no particular problem for education reformers. If they want, they can synthesize these two points by saying that both poverty and bad schools drag down educational attainment, and that we should therefore target both. Under such a synthesis, the reformers would come out in favor of very simple and empirically proven ways (they love data!)  to dramatically reduce child poverty, and also make the case for their specific education reforms. But, with few exceptions, they don’t do that.

 

Instead, would-be reformers like Michelle Rhee totally abandon advocating for poverty reduction in favor of flavorless, politically neutral policies that don’t offend big donors. Generally, the refusal to recognize the role poverty plays in diminishing educational attainment forms three themes.

 

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5 Super Powerful Lessons 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is Teaching Hollywood

5 Super Powerful Lessons 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is Teaching Hollywood | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 26, 6:07 PM


Jeff Gomez:  "What Hollywood is learning from the blockbuster that stars a sitcom second banana, a pro wrestler, a walking tree and a talking raccoon" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 28, 10:09 AM

It's the #1 movie of the summer, and Guardians is shockingly on track to become the #1 superhero movie of the year, beating out Spider-Man 2X-Men: Days of Futurepast, and even Disney Marvel’s own Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Are Too Many People Calling Themselves Storytellers? | Filmmaker Magazine

Are Too Many People Calling Themselves Storytellers? | Filmmaker Magazine | immersive media | Scoop.it
Award-winning designer Stefan Sagmeister blasts the current co-option of the label

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Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively

Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively | immersive media | Scoop.it
Just in from New Zealand: Jeremy Suisted on the big four positive signs that the work you and your team are doing is meaningful, innovative and a passionate part of your team’s work life.

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Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, August 28, 7:48 AM

What does it take to Innovate?

Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 28, 8:05 AM

Engage and motivate, Reward and encourage ...innovation and ideas ...don't question it.great read

Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, August 29, 11:52 AM

....While there are others, these are four excellent indicators that you are innovating.

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ID and Other Reflections: Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID and Other Reflections: Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy | immersive media | Scoop.it

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3 Tips for Perfect Presentations Using Keynote For iPad

3 Tips for Perfect Presentations Using Keynote For iPad | immersive media | Scoop.it
Learn a few neat tips to present your slideshows flawlessly using Keynote for iPad.

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 27, 1:33 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Stefanie Mietzner's curator insight, August 30, 7:55 AM

This should be a good boost for students making presentations: be it for thesis, dissertation, term papers or essays. Need help with your dissertations or a custom essay writing service? Get in touch with us at http://a-zwriters.com

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Creating Awesome Video Stories: It's Easy w/ These Tools and Software

Creating Awesome Video Stories: It's Easy w/ These Tools and Software | immersive media | Scoop.it
Do you want to use video to market your business online? This article shows tools and resources to create online videos and market your business right now.

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Naomi Assaraf's comment, August 27, 3:33 PM
ugh. I'm a supporter of the social media summit, but it seems like every article they write lately is a blatant ad for SMS. That's not what content should be used for. I'm really disappointed with that strategy.
Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 9:15 PM
I agree with you Naomi. When I saw the ad at the end of the article I was a bit disappointed. Luckily it can mostly be ignored while readers grab the insights about the tools. Hope you are having a great day.
Janet Vasil's curator insight, August 30, 1:02 PM

Video tools keep getting better and easier.  Good article about some of the latest options.

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Innovation Excellence

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Innovation Excellence | immersive media | Scoop.it

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.

 

But where does one begin? Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information.

 

"Digital literacy isn’t about knowing computers inside and out; it’s about using technology to change the way you think. If critical thinking skills haven’t yet become a part of your students’ digital citizenship, it’s time to rethink your teaching strategy."

 

These are vague descriptions, as are most of the descriptions you’ll find of digital literacy in blog posts and journal articles online. What teachers need, more than a fancy synopsis of how digital publication affects the meaning of a text, is a practical and applicable guide to helping students think productively about the digital world.

 

Below are the top do’s and don’ts we’ve come across–in research and in our own experience–when it comes to making students digitally literate.

 

Literacy specialists at Central Michigan University and the Fordham Graduate School of Education published a report in 2013 entitled “No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait” which identified the following practices as harmful to the growth of the movement.

 

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Shout Art Loud: Interactive web documentary Shout Art Loud follows Cairo artists who tackle sexual harassment

Shout Art Loud: Interactive web documentary Shout Art Loud follows Cairo artists who tackle sexual harassment | immersive media | Scoop.it

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PBS And Pemberley Digital’s ‘Frankenstein, MD’ Comes Alive

PBS And Pemberley Digital’s ‘Frankenstein, MD’ Comes Alive | immersive media | Scoop.it

 

 


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Bree Brouwer:  "PBS Digital Studios, in partnership with Pemberley Digital, just released its first-ever series based on a story that’s nearly 200 years old. Frankenstein, MD, a modern, online video adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel came alive on August 19, 2014."

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | immersive media | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Challenge Based Learning Framework

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21st Learning Frameworks for Schools

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[Infographic] Key Skills That Lead to 21st Century Success

[Infographic] Key Skills That Lead to 21st Century Success | immersive media | Scoop.it
The 21st century skills are set of abilities that an individuals needs to cultivate to succeed in the 21st century. So what are these skills?

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Ms. Edwards's curator insight, Today, 9:05 PM

Infographic to explain classroom connections to career and college skills. 

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Makerspaces: A Revolution in Sustainable Production

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Makerspaces: A Revolution in Sustainable Production

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50 new tech tools you should know about

50 new tech tools you should know about | immersive media | Scoop.it
You may have dozens of apps on your phone and scores of websites bookmarked on your laptop, but that doesn't mean you have all the latest tech tools at your fingertips.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 28, 10:16 AM

Great list of up and coming, though some well established, tech tools. Some free, some pay and some "freemium" (free but has in app purchases for premium features.)

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12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook

12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook | immersive media | Scoop.it
Google Classroom is a powerful yet simple place to manage everything you do with Google Apps in the classroom. Here's where I'm getting started with it.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 28, 10:47 AM

Google is limitless and this article shares with you all the ways you can integrate and interact with your student via Google Classroom.

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PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids

PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids | immersive media | Scoop.it
PowerMyLearning has thousands of free educational games & learning activities for kids in all major K-12 subjects & aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole!

Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole! | immersive media | Scoop.it
One of the more interesting projects this autumn comes from Alison Norrington and Steve Peters, veterans of the-perhaps-previously-called-transmedia-or-perhaps-currently-called-transmedia-I-don’t-t...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, August 27, 11:34 AM

A talk with Alison and Steve about their upcoming project.

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A truly giant tablet hits the market…for kids! | Fredric Paul | NetworkWorld.com

A truly giant tablet hits the market…for kids! | Fredric Paul | NetworkWorld.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

It’s been a long, long, long time since Crosby, Stills, and Nash told kids to “Teach your parents well.” And I don’t think they were talking about a new 24-inch tablet computer from Fuhu. But maybe they were prescient or something, because I think Fuhu's new Nabi Big Tab 24 tablet is a great idea for adults  as well as kids. And for business as well as personal uses.

 

In case you haven’t heard, coming this fall, the Big Tab 24 is the world’s largest Android tablet, though it runs Fuhu’s proprietary Blue Morpho operating system over the base Android 4.4 OS. (Fuhu, based in El Segundo, California, is also prepping a 20-inch version.) The specs are actually pretty impressive: it’s got a 15-point capacitive touch screen designed to let multiple (small) people use it at the same time, Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors, and 16 GB of memory.

 

Not exactly the modern definition of portable, the 2-foot-diagonal behemoth is almost an inch thick and weighs a whopping 13 pounds. And apparently, it can only run for about a half hour without being plugged in. Fortunately, the built-in carrying frame also functions as a kickstand. Still, that’s a lot of screen and technology for $550, hardly more than a relatively tiny Apple iPad Air. The 20-inch version costs $450 -- compare that to an iPad Mini!

 

The idea behind this giant tablet is that kids can play games and work on projects together -- either cooperatively or in competition with each other.

 

Fine, that’s a great idea, but what I’m really interested in is what grownups could do with a machine like this. I don’t know whether or not users will be able to root the Big Tab to something like stock Android, but given the device’s kid-friendly design, it’s unlikely that too many “serious” folks will take that route.

 

That’s a shame, because it doesn’t take a kid to come up with all kinds of cool uses for a really, really, really big tablet. Sure, as readers of my phablet coverage already know, I’m biased toward big screens, but I think oversized tablets could have lots of useful applications:

 

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The Story-telling Power of Maps

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I continue to be amazed by the story-telling power of maps. This New York Times interactive map of recent fighter jet and drone strikes in northern Iraq makes

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Assistive Technology Blog: Back-to-School Guide for Dyslexic Students: Apps and More (Repost)

Assistive Technology Blog: Back-to-School Guide for Dyslexic Students: Apps and More (Repost) | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Netflix made an awesome virtual reality interface for the Oculus Rift

Netflix made an awesome virtual reality interface for the Oculus Rift | immersive media | Scoop.it

'Like any good Silicon Valley company, Netflix has the occasional Hack Day, in which it allows its engineers to forgo their other responsibilities and just build something cool. It turns out Netflix engineers have some pretty awesome ideas. Today, the company released a handful of videos of its favorite Hack Day projects, including a Chrome extension that lets you watch Netflix in a mini screen while you do something else and a way to match your movie to your room's ambient lighting with Philips Hue bulbs....'


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Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management | Todd Finley Blog | Edutopia.com

Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management | Todd Finley Blog | Edutopia.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

School behavior problems often originate outside of the classroom. For example, asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism. When asthmatics are unable to sleep at night, they miss class or arrive at school so sleep drunk and irritable that disruptive behavior ensues, getting them tossed out of class. Consequently, they fall more behind in classwork, which increases academic struggle. More outbursts and further truancy results.

 

Poverty and race nitro-accelerate the cycle. Compared to only 1% of white children, 17% of black children suffer from asthma because low-income African-Americans are more likely to live in substandard, allergen-dense housing. Also, they have less access to preventative medicine. And that’s just one cause of classroom misbehavior.

 

Don’t blame asthmatic students, their parents, or their teachers. Blame a brutal ecosystem that is riddled with the following inequities:

 

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