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Electrofunk GEO Metrics: Science, Technology, Math & Art | Nettrice Gaskins | Musings of a Renegade Futurist

Electrofunk GEO Metrics: Science, Technology, Math & Art | Nettrice Gaskins | Musings of a Renegade Futurist | immersive media | Scoop.it

Physicists found self-similar patterns in the drum pattern of a recording of the 80s hit song “I Keep Forgettin’. THEESatisfaction worked with music video director Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes to produce a “short visual meditation on the textile traditions of home, sacred Geo Metrics, theta based communication and the whirling dervish. A sonically driven work of ancient Afro continuum.”

Artists, scientists and mathematicians are looking at the ways in which music and computation influence design. I’m exploring different ways to overlay and overlap or collage digital (and analog) images and sound (music visuals). I’m also experimenting with projection and reflection, specifically projecting mapping music visuals onto a laser etched design on mirrored acrylic that casts a reflection on a facing surface (wall).

 

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Powerpoint '13: Tab-tastic Flat Template

Powerpoint '13: Tab-tastic Flat Template | immersive media | Scoop.it
Tabbed templates are one of my favorite freebies. Not only are they practical, they're also super flexible. I've used tabbed templates as the basis for single screen layouts, menus, interactions, o...

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Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement

Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement | immersive media | Scoop.it
Test scores from 42 nations provide evidence of the benefits of having a home library.

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cynthia jabar's curator insight, July 14, 4:30 PM

Nice to see the research back up what we already know. Books + kids is a recipe for success.

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The Great Gift of Reading Aloud

The Great Gift of Reading Aloud | immersive media | Scoop.it
Meghan Cox Gurdon on the best books to read out loud

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 1:14 PM

Read alouds in the classroom, the best of.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | immersive media | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 17, 9:02 AM

This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 18, 2:15 PM

Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, July 28, 7:24 AM

Παρότι στ' Αγγλικά, χρησιμότατο για τα ιστολόγια ή τα sites!

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Pixar: the algorithms behind the art | Mark Feeney | The Boston Globe

Pixar: the algorithms behind the art | Mark Feeney | The Boston Globe | immersive media | Scoop.it

Since every Pixar movie consists of computer-generated animation, every Pixar movie is an act of science. As for the really good Pixar movies, which is to say most of them, they’re miracles of science. So “The Science Behind Pixar,” the exhibition that runs at the Museum of Science through Jan. 10, is a natural.

It’s also a wonder.

One of the first things a visitor sees is a quote from John Lasseter, who in addition to having directed the first two “Toy Story” movies and the two “Cars” movies is chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “The art challenges the technology,” Lasseter has said, “and the technology inspires the art.” Those words set a tone for the show and neatly summarize it. What that summary leaves out, of course, is just how the challenge and inspiration work. That’s where the rest of the show comes in. You could argue that it’s like one big ad for the studio. But that’s OK, since that’s like saying it’s one big ad for magic.

“The Science Behind Pixar,” which the studio and the museum jointly developed, will tour nationally after its Boston debut. Smartly organized, the show begins with a five-minute introductory video. A pair of Pixar employees offer an overview of how the studio works, taking us into its Emeryville, Calif., operation. Like the show as a whole, the intro is lively, humorous, and informative.

The rest of the exhibition is divided into eight sections or clusters. Each focuses on a key element in the production process of a Pixar film. Examples come from all 15 of the studio’s features, including the latest, “Inside Out,” and at least one Pixar short, “Geri’s Game.”

The elements are modeling, rigging, surfaces, sets and cameras, animation, simulation, lighting, and rendering. Lighting is self-explanatory, as are sets and cameras, and surfaces. Well, sometimes not so self-explanatory. For “A Bug’s Life,” Pixar technicians came up with what they called a “bug cam”: a miniature camera that rolled on Lego wheels so animators could see what the world looked like from an ant’s perspective.


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STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | immersive media | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | Tsisana Palmer Blog | Edutopia.org

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | Tsisana Palmer Blog | Edutopia.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

Recent technological advances have affected many areas of our lives: the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, and, of course, teach. Along with that, those advances necessitated an expansion of our vocabulary, producing definitions such as digital natives, digital immigrants, and, the topic of this post -- "21st-century teacher."

As I am writing this post, I am trying to recall if I ever had heard phrases such as "20th-century teacher" or "19th-century teacher." Quick


Google search reassures me that there is no such word combination. Changing the "20th" to "21st" brings different results: a 21st-century school, 21st-century education, 21st-century teacher, 21st-century skills -- all there!


I then searched for Twitter hashtags and Amazon books, and the results were just the same; nothing for the "20th-century teacher" while a lot for the "21st": #teacher21, #21stcenturyskills, #21stCTeaching and no books with titles #containing "20th century" while quite a few on the 21st-century teaching and learning.

Obviously, teaching in the 21-century is altogether different phenomenon; never before learning could be happening the way it is now -- everywhere, all the time, on any possible topic, supporting any possible learning style or preference. But what does being a 21st-century teacher really mean?

Below are 15 characteristics of a 21st-century teacher:


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources | immersive media | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into educationSource: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - ...

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Watch: Lemony Snicket's Dark World is Brought to Life in Fake Viral Teaser for Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

Watch: Lemony Snicket's Dark World is Brought to Life in Fake Viral Teaser for Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' | immersive media | Scoop.it
Count Olaf is back and creepier than ever in the new teaser for the Netflix series.

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7 Apps for Student Creators | Monica Burns Blog | Edutopia.org

7 Apps for Student Creators | Monica Burns Blog | Edutopia.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

Creation-based tasks promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning. Whether you're teaching in a project-based learning classroom, engaging students with authentic assessments, or committed to pushing students to analyze and synthesize, providing opportunities for creation is a must.

Students who are "making" to demonstrate their learning can produce content that is shareable and valuable. Their creations can be geared toward a specific audience and viewed outside of the classroom. The sense of purpose that students have as creators can be leveraged to increase engagement and get learners of all ages excited about content.

There are a handful of dynamic iPad apps that can turn your students into creators. This doesn't happen magically when they launch the apps. Combined with thoughtful planning, rigorous tasks, and clear expectations, your students can create powerful products that show you -- and the world -- what they've learned.


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Martin Scorsese appeals for ‘visual literacy': Not all images should be ‘consumed like fast food’ | AFP | RawStory

Film director Martin Scorsese urged Americans to pay greater heed to “visual literacy” and to embrace their rich cinema heritage before it literally fades away.

Scorsese appealed for a greater national commitment to film restoration and preservation when he delivered the annual Jefferson humanities lecture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

Like never before, people today are buffeted by images, said the 70-year-old Oscar-winning director of such acclaimed motion pictures as “The Departed”, “Raging Bull”, “Goodfellas”, “Taxi Driver” and, most recently, “Hugo.”

“That’s why I believe we need to stress visual literacy in schools,” said Scorsese, the first filmmaker ever to deliver the Jefferson address since it was launched in 1972 by the federally funded National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Young people need to understand that not all images are out there to be consumed like, you know, fast food and then forgotten,” he said.

“We need to educate them to understand the difference between moving images that engage their humanity and their intelligence, and moving images that are just selling them something.”

Speaking in a slightly musty wood-panelled auditorium within the gargantuan Kennedy arts complex, the fast-talking and bespectacled native New Yorker welcomed the innovations that digital technology has brought to his craft.

Thanks in part to digitization, the Film Foundation — a non-profit he founded in 1990 — has helped to save more than 500 fragile old films that otherwise would have been lost to decomposition.


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SDCC 2015: The Immersive World of Google’s Spotlight Stories

SDCC 2015: The Immersive World of Google’s Spotlight Stories | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 22, 11:07 PM


Seth Rosenblatt:  "Using technology to develop new storytelling techniques may seem an odd fit for Google, but it’s no more unusual than anything else the company’s Advanced Technology and Projects division has produced."

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Jeff Gomez – Transmedia Storytelling als Marketing-Instrument

Jeff Gomez – Transmedia Storytelling als Marketing-Instrument | immersive media | Scoop.it
Jeff Gomez ist mit seiner Firma Starlight Runner Entertainment einer der erfolgreichsten Produzenten von transmedialen Geschichten und von transmedialem Marketing. Er hat unter anderem für Coc...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 13, 1:44 AM

Jeff on transmedia as a marketing method

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Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads

Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads | immersive media | Scoop.it
In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that pres...

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After a wait, spacecraft confirms that it survived its close pass of Pluto | Joel Achenbach | WashPost.com

After a wait, spacecraft confirms that it survived its close pass of Pluto | Joel Achenbach | WashPost.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home Tuesday night, reporting that it had made it to Pluto and beyond after crossing the solar system for 9 1/2 years. To the immense relief of the men and women who had built it and then flung it into deep space, the robotic probe sent a brief stream of data, received shortly before 9 p.m., confirming that it had survived the close pass of the dwarf planet.

“We have a healthy spacecraft. We’ve recorded data in the Pluto system. And we’re outbound from Pluto,” Alice Bowman, the mission operations manager, announced to her thrilled colleagues in the control room at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the home of New Horizons. In a nearby auditorium, hundreds of people who had been watching the video feed stood and gave the team a standing ovation.

On its approach to Pluto, the spacecraft obtained the most arresting image yet of the dwarf planet. Pluto is not a bland and featureless ball of ice, but rather a complex, variegated, mottled world with broad snowfields, structures that look like cliffs or fault lines, and a strikingly bright heart-shaped area that could be the eroded remnant of a giant impact crater.


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6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification

6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification | immersive media | Scoop.it
6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 16, 9:09 AM

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 12:41 PM

Good insight if you want flip your classroom and look into Gamification.

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"Mockingjay" Foments Revolution Against Panem In 18 Countries With New Billboards

"Mockingjay" Foments Revolution Against Panem In 18 Countries With New Billboards | immersive media | Scoop.it
The Mockingjay takes her revolution to the streets.

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How To Make A Fairy Tale Convert : The Art Of Storytelling

How To Make A Fairy Tale Convert : The Art Of Storytelling - Marketing & Growth Hacking - Medium
By now, companies and brands across the world are well aware of the fact that irrespective of how different their produc…

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Art Jones's curator insight, July 7, 9:52 AM

What to employ storytelling to engage your audience, then implement these easy to follow story formula ideas.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 24, 1:08 PM

Remember,

“A brand is a story that is always being told.”


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Better Storytelling: 7 Ways to Grab Someone’s Attention

Better Storytelling: 7 Ways to Grab Someone’s Attention | immersive media | Scoop.it
It’s your most important currency.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 7, 5:18 PM

What a nifty post that zeros in on ways to make our storytelling better -- based on science. 


The author, Ben Parr @benparr, the author of Captivology (oooh, nice new word!) shares with us 7 things to focus on if we want to capture someone's attention. Like:

  • Automaticity
  • Rewards
  • Mystery
  • Acknowledgement


Parr explains what he means by each element. After reading the article, ask yourself questions like,

  1. "How can I bring my mystery into my stories?"
  2. "What are ways I can acknowledge people either in my stories, or with my stories?"
  3. "How can I craft my story so a reward is included?"
  4. "What phrase do I want to repeat to have stick in people's minds?"


You'll think of others, too as you read about all 7 elements. This will be fun to do. Get started right away.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Tina Stock's curator insight, July 10, 12:59 AM

From Karen Karr's review


The author, Ben Parr @benparr, the author of Captivology(oooh, nice new word!) shares with us 7 things to focus on if we want to capture someone's attention. Like:

  • Automaticity
  • Rewards
  • Mystery
  • Acknowledgement


Excellent article!

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Cool Tool For Visual Storytelling

Cool Tool For Visual Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Create albums enriched with insights and design. Add text, maps, the weather, tourist info and 10,000+ other elements.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 8, 1:00 PM

I was just sent to this site to look at and I think it has some pretty awesome visual storytelling potential. I have no financial relationship here -- just passing along a new tool for you to consider.


The app is coming to you from the Netherlands and co-founder of myalbum Jos de Schiffart @schiffart.


I've tested out the site and app and really like it. It is very intuitive and easy to work with. The end result visually is stunning. Plus they just released their iPhone app today.


I think lots of you could use this tool -- myself included -- to create fabulous stories for your business. You might want to try it out.


Of course, your success with this tool will depend on actually crafting stories instead of just a progression of photos. You know -- stories that have a beginning-middle-end, a problem and resolution. And don't forget the transformation that occurs, and a key message at the end. But you know what to do!


Have fun with this new app and go create some incredible stories!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Teaching Prompts's curator insight, July 9, 1:20 AM

Great idea!

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6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started

6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started | immersive media | Scoop.it
Explore how to get students excited about writing in this Huffington Post article by Nicole Brittingham Furlonge.

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Stupeflix - make videos online with photos, clips, music

Stupeflix - make videos online with photos, clips, music | immersive media | Scoop.it
Make beautiful videos, online, easily! How to make travel movies, wedding videos, promo ads, property virtual tours: just add photos, clips, music and watch your video!

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anna's curator insight, July 17, 6:47 AM

da veder

Nadia Masoud's curator insight, July 31, 1:43 AM

Stupeflix now lets you make videos without registration, and it is free. This may be an excellent tool for students.

Read the review by Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/07/stupeflix-create-audio-slideshow-videos.html#.VZ4aWrUpq89

M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 8:51 AM

Stupeflix now lets you make videos without registration, and it is free. This may be an excellent tool for students.

Read the review by Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/07/stupeflix-create-audio-slideshow-videos.html#.VZ4aWrUpq89

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9 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid During Presentations

Here are 9 body language mistakes and how to avoid them. Give them a try to improve the way you communicate and the way others perceive you. Practice until you…

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M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 8:48 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.