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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:23 PM

Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

Clive Hilton's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:41 AM

Sometimes it's worth just going back to the basics. And this is one of those times. My students - yes you, Team! - take note, please.

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Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum

Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 19, 9:59 AM

Help us spread the message of Quran/Hadith around the world.
Online Quran,online Tajweed.In Shaa Allah
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Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting.

Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting. | immersive media | Scoop.it
Realtime Brainstorming and Collaboration

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Teach English Online Using Google Hangouts - YouTube

Learn what you can do with Google Hangouts to make your online English lessons more interactive and engaging. In the video I go through the different applica...

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Michael Fullan: Technology, the new pedagogy and flipped teaching - YouTube

Technology gives immediate access to information anytime, anywhere. But it doesn't necessarily make you smarter and its role in education is still unclear, s...

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Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Canva- A Great Web Tool for Creating Mini-posters for Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | immersive media | Scoop.it

"Canva is another web tool you can use with your students to create mini-posters for your class. Canva is easy to use and has user friendly interface. The process of creating a visual through Canva is as simple as drag and drop. Canva provides you with a wide variety of images and clip arts that you can modify to suit your purposes. You can even upload your own images to use as background in your graphics."


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Kat Zimmermann's curator insight, July 23, 11:55 AM

This may be a tool your student can use for a class assignment.!

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How to Teach Google What a Story Is

How to Teach Google What a Story Is | immersive media | Scoop.it

"The moment in history we focused in on was when narrative biographies started coming out in the 19th century. Biographies up to that time had been lists of dates and 'just-the-facts' and then you saw famous people and wealthy people commissioning biographers to write narrative biographies. And the most famous of them was this guy James Boswell," Lider said.

"So we thought, what if we could democratize this? I think a big story of Google and technology is the bringing of things to people that were formerly only available to the elite. So the idea that we could be your personal storyteller, be your personal biographer, help you articulate the narrative arcs of points of your life was really exciting to us."


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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | immersive media | Scoop.it

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use.


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10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations

10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it

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How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning

How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 21, 6:38 AM


Benson Hendrix:  "Telling a compelling story online is much like creating a good TED Talk.  You need to find the sparks of emotion and passion for a topic and nurture them."


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Open Science: digging deeper into the assumptions that underpin openness and Web 2.0

Open Science: digging deeper into the assumptions that underpin openness and Web 2.0 | immersive media | Scoop.it
Benedikt Fecher and Sascha Friesike take a closer look at the assumptions that underpin perspectives on scholarly communication and the benefits of communicating more openly with non-experts. Ultim...

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So much for STEM: most science and math majors don’t work in those fields | Vox.com

So much for STEM: most science and math majors don’t work in those fields | Vox.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Lots of educators and employers alike will tell you that it's important to get US students more interested in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and math. The idea is that these skills are absolutely necessary to get a job in today's economy. That may be true, but new Census data shows an interesting wrinkle: people who graduate with STEM degrees by and large don't work in STEM jobs.

 

Only around 1 in 4 people with what the Census classifies as science and engineering degrees works in a STEM job, according to new Census data. That science and engineering category includes most STEM fields — math and computer science, as well as social and natural sciences together. In addition, only 6 percent of science- and engineering-related grads — including nursing students and architects — are employed in STEM fields.

 

People who majored in engineering, computers, and math all have a far higher chance of working in STEM fields than people in natural sciences and social sciences.

 

There's a lot this data doesn't tell us — for example, it covers all college graduates 25 to 64, so it doesn't show whether or not young STEM grads are in particularly high demand compared to older STEM grads. It also doesn't reflect that many STEM jobs require further schooling than a bachelor's degree.

 

But this data hints at two big things: one is that STEM is a massive category, and to say there is a "STEM shortage" doesn't really begin to tell you meaningful things about what's going on in the labor market. (It's also subject to interpretation — the social sciences are often not included as STEM majors.)

 

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The Black Chronicles, a New Type of Horror Transmedia

The Black Chronicles, a New Type of Horror Transmedia | immersive media | Scoop.it

"Horror author and filmmaker Oldrich Stibor recently founded the company Red Right Hand Publishing to create high-quality transmedia stories, starting with the project The Black Chronicles."

 


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 18, 1:29 AM

A look at a new transmedia project in the horror genre.

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"The Black Chronicles has many bonus features and elements of surprise. Stibor kindly agreed to answer some of my [Sabrina Ricci] questions about his transmedia project."


Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 18, 4:36 AM

The Black Chronicles has many bonus features and elements of surprise. Stibor kindly agreed to answer some  questions about his transmedia project.

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Educational Technology Presentations by Felix Jacomino

Educational Technology Presentations by Felix Jacomino | immersive media | Scoop.it

Some of my presentations of Educational Technology. For a more complete list, visit felixj.me/preslist


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A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue

A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 19, 5:17 AM


Shathley Q:  '“Sometimes…” as Stuart Moore writes on the first page the pre-Superstorm Sandy released Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, “…you just gotta disappear for a while.”'

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 20, 5:41 AM

Great article.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard That Releases New Teacher Guides

Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard That Releases New Teacher Guides | immersive media | Scoop.it

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juandoming's curator insight, July 21, 6:02 AM

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Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers

Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers | immersive media | Scoop.it

 

 

 


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 20, 12:56 AM


Lauren Davis:  "Earlier this month, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling released a short piece of prose that offered a quick look at Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates as adults. The response indicated that fans are still hungry for stories of the wizarding world—and perhaps it's time for someone other than Rowling to give it to them."

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | immersive media | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 22, 5:20 PM

Improving access to mobile learning ultimately begins with educators themselves. Here’s how you can help make a difference in this important movement:

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz38EbWeSzN

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 22, 7:31 PM

There are some interesting global ideas in the article.

ExamTime's curator insight, July 23, 4:50 AM

Really great article, full of insights.

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PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats

PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats | immersive media | Scoop.it
It's a multi-platform world. Learn how the versatile Export tool can make your presentation readable on any kind of device.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 20, 9:10 AM

Learn how to use PowerPoint 2013 Export tool to convert your presentations to other formats like PDF, video, RTF or Word documents.

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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools | immersive media | Scoop.it
Tired of the same-old presentations? These five free tools can help you add visual oomph to your PowerPoint slides.

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Louis Levy's curator insight, July 21, 2:40 AM

À tester...

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Interesting in order to save time when starting a new project.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 21, 3:57 PM

Mejores diapositivas para PowerPoint...

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Brett Vogelsinger Blog | Edutopia.com

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Brett Vogelsinger Blog | Edutopia.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

I'll admit it. In my early years as a teacher, I thought that encouraging students to improve their writing invariably involved encouraging greater depth, adding more detail, crafting more complex sentences. In short, I implied to my students that the most valuable revisions involved adding to our work and that writing better equaled writing longer.

 

Enter the infographic, the twenty-first century text/structure/genre/design that blows my earlier beliefs about "better = longer" right out of the water.

 

As texts compete for attention with soundbites, scrolling headlines, tweets, and vines, writers and readers alike are seeing the value of text that uses visual design features to organize ideas, provide background, and emphasize key facts in ways that make it easier for readers to engage a topic thoughtfully. I have always encouraged my student writers to "swim deeply" when they read and write, moving beyond the basics, braving the imposing waters at the "deep end of the pool." Reading and writing infographics is like cannonballing into ten feet of water -- you splash in deeper and more quickly.

 

I knew that this year I wanted to have students experiment in creating their own infographics, so I made an early decision to build infographics into our Article of the Week routine (inspired by Kelly Gallagher). I occasionally substituted an infographic or two instead of the news articles or essays they were accustomed to reading. Of course, the reaction was positive. The first thing students noticed was the substantial time savings in reading an infographic or two versus a traditional article. It was like asking them to read Animal Farm after completing Great Expectations -- there was an immediate “can do” reaction.

 

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Uk's first YA book convention is a hit - Telegraph

Uk's first YA book convention is a hit - Telegraph | immersive media | Scoop.it
The first UK young adult fiction convention (YALC), hosted by Malorie Blackman, is buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm

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New Free EBook on the History of Flight and Space Exploration - (and other free eBooks)

New Free EBook on the History of Flight and Space Exploration - (and other free eBooks) | immersive media | Scoop.it
I just love to announce when there is a new, free ebook for my students.  This book is on the history of flight and space …

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Obscura Society NYC: The Gilded Age - Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan

Obscura Society NYC: The Gilded Age - Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan | immersive media | Scoop.it
Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events.

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How Google Programmed the 'Essence' of Storytelling

How Google Programmed the 'Essence' of Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

"Google wanted to solve a problem we can all understand. People take so, so many photographs and yet they actually do very little with them. A chosen few are posted to Instagram....So Smarr and his teammates — product designer Brett Lider and user experience designer Clement Ng — set a task for themselves. They wanted to create software that would have rhythm and flow like "actual storytelling." Actual human storytelling."


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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 19, 2:15 PM

Story is a hallmark of consciousness ; this is baby steps but it's still a pretty cool melding of human traits and technology.

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do | immersive media | Scoop.it
Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks

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