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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education | immersive media | Scoop.it
Originally published at http://blog.iat.com/2015/09/30/a-perfect-storm-for-maker-education/. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008 Perfect Storm: an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically.  The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Maker Movement: The maker movement, as…

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Bringing Storytelling Back to Music with Paul McCartney and VR

Bringing Storytelling Back to Music with Paul McCartney and VR | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 12, 2016 1:47 AM

 

Alex Kane:  '“Today’s most innovative artists are always looking for new ways to push boundaries, with their music and their means of connecting with fans,” says [Lucas] Wilson. “[...] We’re used to going to concerts, but very few of us have actually been on stage. We’ve grown accustomed to hearing from our favorite artists on social media, but rarely do those words come directly from their mouths. VR is changing all that. It’s the most personal way of connecting with your fans.”'

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Alex Kane:  '“Today’s most innovative artists are always looking for new ways to push boundaries, with their music and their means of connecting with fans,” says [Lucas] Wilson. “[...] We’re used to going to concerts, but very few of us have actually been on stage. We’ve grown accustomed to hearing from our favorite artists on social media, but rarely do those words come directly from their mouths. VR is changing all that. It’s the most personal way of connecting with your fans.”'

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What strategies do you use to help your students overcome their psychological barriers to doing well in math?

What strategies do you use to help your students overcome their psychological barriers to doing well in math? | immersive media | Scoop.it
As teachers, we are in a unique position to positively influence girls’ attitudes toward math. We can actively counter beliefs and biases that girls aren’t as good as boys in math. We can expose girls to successful female role models who can impact their interest and performance in mathematics. And we can let girls know that they have the right to perform well in math because they can. When we do these things, girls will begin to see themselves as equal to boys in math because they are.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 29, 2016 10:15 AM
Read this if you are not a confident math instructor. However, it will take a commitment to improve. Start now with a solid PD math series complemented with a supportive cohort and continuing feedback. Be willing to invest the time to read and reflect. Math and science instruction is certainly not one of our strength as educators.
Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 2016 11:41 PM
כל כך חשוב, לעודד את הבנות לתחום המתמטיקה
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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code via Daniel Eran Digler

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code via Daniel Eran Digler | immersive media | Scoop.it
At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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Storytelling And The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Storytelling And The Anthropology of Collective Joy | immersive media | Scoop.it
In these days of social, political, and ecological gloom, it's easy to become cynical. Everyday we are bombarded with news of racial prejudice

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 30, 2016 12:00 PM

There's a long weekend coming up and for your reading pleasure I found this piece while perusing my anthropology feeds.

 

What I love about this post by anthropologist Paul Stoller is that he chose to discuss famous anthropologist Edith Turner and her work on narrative. In particular he focused on Turner's emphasis on narrative that generates collective joy.

 

Wow. Collective joy. What a concept. Particularly today when we are being pounded by narratives generating collective fear, angst, racism, and division.

 

Turner died in June and her final book was Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy, which she published in 2011. As Stoller says, "Unlike most academic work, Edie Turner’s contributions to anthropology and to humanistic scholarship provide us a framework for thinking about well-being-in-the-world."

 

This isn't a long piece, but it is rich and feeds the soul. Read it and drink its insights.

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The Art of the Presentation

Karlyn Borysenko and I discuss the elements of putting together an impactful presentation and how to submit them to conferences.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 1, 2016 1:52 PM

If you are not discouraged by 138 slides, watch how a nearly entire movie can be used for slide background, plus some great ideas here.

Patricia Lynn's curator insight, July 2, 2016 2:43 PM
The Art of the Presentation
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What's New in Google Apps - GAFE Update site

What's New in Google Apps - GAFE Update site | immersive media | Scoop.it
Track Google Apps updates, launch announcements, and rollouts to get access to the latest assets and resources to manage your organization.

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Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best

Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best | immersive media | Scoop.it

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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | immersive media | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany

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RESENTICE's curator insight, July 4, 2016 8:28 AM

Un exemple de classe renversée sans notes ni emplois du temps dans une Ecole de Berlin visant à développer l'autonomie de l'élève (il choisit les thèmes qu'il souhaite étudier et le moment propice à l'évaluation de ses compétences...)

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, July 8, 2016 2:45 AM
The first step to revolution in education...
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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles | immersive media | Scoop.it
A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put together a list of books that detail some of those struggles.
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How to find and use Creative Commons images in blog posts

Suggestions for how to find and use Creative Commons licensed images in blog posts http://screenr.com/APY

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An Interactive Journey Through Your Insomnia Is Highlight Of Tribeca's Transmedia Showcase

An Interactive Journey Through Your Insomnia Is Highlight Of Tribeca's Transmedia Showcase | immersive media | Scoop.it
The National Film Board Of Canada's "A Journal Of Insomnia" is one of the highlights of the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscape

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 4, 2016 8:51 AM
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Visiting Seymour

Visiting Seymour | immersive media | Scoop.it
“In most contemporary educational situations where children come into contact with computers the computer is used to put children through their paces, to provide exercises of an appropriat

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Interactive Storytelling: 10 Mind-Blowing Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World

Interactive Storytelling: 10 Mind-Blowing Stories That Will Change the Way You See The World | immersive media | Scoop.it
The best interactive stories, animated infographics and data visualizations now circling the Web and the storytelling techniques you can learn from them.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 11, 2016 5:45 PM

These 10 short interactive films are amazing. They are all unqiue, employing different methods for viewers to engage with the story.

 

My colleague Mark Goldman reminded me of this piece. I'd seen it earlier but not had the time to dig into it. I took the time today to do so, and am glad I did. I think you will be amazed also.

 

Enjoy the many ways stories can be told -- especially using different techniques and technologies. You don't need all these bells and whistles, but I bet you'll get ideas for ways you want to share some of your stories.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 12, 2016 11:29 AM
Good find, Karen Dietz! These videos are amazing and inspiring.
Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, July 17, 2016 10:34 AM
Worth checking.
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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers via @medkh9

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers via @medkh9 | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The 1 Underlying Issue With All Story Structure Models: Bullshit

The 1 Underlying Issue With All Story Structure Models: Bullshit | immersive media | Scoop.it
Did you know that the incalculable number of stories in existence — which were created in every culture and in countless forms and styles — are all merely …

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Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2016 4:34 PM
Thank you Karen. I always wrestle with this. Since the word is in the author's original title, there is something to preserving that instead of censoring it. Then you can decide on your own your view of the author. I appreciate the feedback though.
Karen Bowden's comment, June 29, 2016 4:56 PM
It's funny. I was just talking to a young future writer this past weekend about this very topic. He and I are of the same opinion about profanity in many of today's online articles.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2016 6:47 PM
Yes, it can be problematic. So often it's just for shock value, and nothing more. If it were my own article, I'd probably just say, "horse hockey" :)
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The Evolution of Vrse (To Within), and What It Means for VR Storytelling

The Evolution of Vrse (To Within), and What It Means for VR Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 30, 2016 1:03 AM

 

Alejandro Dinsmore:  "Chris Milk, one of the leading creators in the VR space is moving away from thinking about VR as a medium in which the author tells a story, and toward thinking about it as a medium in which viewers can, for the first time, step directly into the world of the creator."

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The Back Story: How the Star-Spangled Lyrics Were Born

The Back Story: How the Star-Spangled Lyrics Were Born | immersive media | Scoop.it
What was a lawyer like Francis Scott Key—who wrote the words to America's national anthem—doing watching a battle anyway?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 30, 2016 11:45 AM

In the US, most of us know that Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, while watching the shelling of Ft. McHenry.

 

But did you know how Key got to be there in the first place? It's quite a story!

 

Enjoy and have a happy 4th of July holiday everyone!

Ken Feltman's curator insight, July 3, 2016 8:52 AM
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MA: Teaching more than just literature | Curtis Perdue Opinion | MetroWest Daily News

MA: Teaching more than just literature | Curtis Perdue Opinion | MetroWest Daily News | immersive media | Scoop.it

Last Tuesday night, one of my student athletes texted me. An 8th grader, Juan is a phenomenal soccer player, and we typically text about his weekend games, or scores and goals of professional matches. I thought he was texting me about the US vs. Costa Rica Copa America game, but it was a screen shot of a post on his Facebook wall. Underneath the photo he wrote, “This is exactly what we were talking about in class.” The photo was of two young men, Brock Turner and Cory Batey, both college athletes accused of raping an unconscious woman. As most of America knows, Brock was sentenced to a mere six months behind bars. Cory Batey got the maximum sentence of 15-25 years in prison. Each athlete’s sentence was posted below their photo. Above the photos was a brief comment about “Justice” in America. Brock is white and Cory is black.

In class we have been reading “To Kill a Mockingbird.” When I read about Brock Turner’s sentence and the warranted widespread outrage in response, I knew I had to bring this story to class. We needed to step away from the literature and take a look at some non-fiction.

When I think about my job as a teacher, I think about building character and teaching students how to navigate a complex, scary, beautiful, and sometimes ugly world. I think about preparing my students so that they have the skills and knowledge to inquire with skepticism, to formulate their own, unique understanding of the society into which they have been thrust. I do not want them to rely on others to tell their stories; they must feel confident developing and sharing their own narratives. One way, and a powerful way at that, is to have students read and study non-fiction. Now this may sound odd coming from an English teacher, but literature is not the only type of text students should analyze and respond to.

Ever since the implementation of Common Core, I have been more aware of and inclined to use non-fiction texts in my class. After all, it is a major shift in focus from the previous state standards. Some argue that this shift toward more non-fiction reading is a detriment to students’ learning, that they aren’t reading as much literature in English class as before. This is both untrue and unfair. We should not be depriving students of a skill necessary to be successful in college, their careers, and life. Unfortunately, in our state there is now a ballot initiative to repeal the Common Core State Standards.


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Americans don’t see the value in educating boys of color. As a principal, I see the effects | Nikkia | The Washington Post | Medium.com

Americans don't see the value in educating boys of color. As a principal, I see the effects - The Washington Post - Medium

"Last week, the Washington Post wrote about Khahil Bridges, a student graduating from the Renaissance Academy High School, one of Baltimore’s most troubled and violence-wracked schools where three young men lost their lives this past school year. After Khahil’s story was published, 250 strangers donated $30,000 to him through a GoFundMe account.

In the following post, Nikkia Rowe, the principal of Renaissance, writes movingly about her school and the challenges she, her staff and her students face every day, a situation common in many schools around the country."

Renaissance Academy is a traditional high school (grades 9 through 12) situated in the West Baltimore community of Upton/Druid Heights. The school is a second home to 287 students who come from the poorest, most violent and blighted neighborhoods in the city.

Our students walk through the doors of the schoolhouse each day carrying a crushing and ever-evolving emotional load that interferes with learning readiness. On any given day, one student may have been kicked out of the house after a fight with mom and slept outside, one could have witnessed a stabbing in the housing development courtyard, and one could be experiencing a week-long headache caused by a tooth desperately in need of dental attention.

At Renaissance, this is our everyday.

And at Renaissance, every single day, we work to triage the trauma and to meet the basic needs of our students so that they are able to learn. We love our students fiercely in the face of life-or-death circumstances.


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Three steps to become a digitally agile educator

Three steps to become a digitally agile educator | immersive media | Scoop.it
A 21st century educational system must educate all students in the effective and authentic use of the technologies that permeate society to prepare them for the future. As part of this future, lear…

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Rod Murray's curator insight, July 3, 2016 8:56 AM
The 3 tenets of digital agility.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 3, 2016 4:28 PM
Being proactive as an educator allows you to declare your strengths and paint your own picture.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 9, 2016 7:33 AM
The 21st Century educator has to adjust to the ever changing teaching and learning environments with clear focus on communication, collaboration, compromise and cultures of the learners.
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Reading Like a Historian: Primary Source Documents

Reading Like a Historian: Primary Source Documents | immersive media | Scoop.it
Tips for teachers to use when looking for primary source documents. Watch one teacher describe her method of finding primary source documents for her 9th grade history students. These tips and strategies are great for all grades and all subjects.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 2, 2016 4:49 PM
I love-love-love the Teaching Channel!
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5 Epiphanies for Reaching the Unreachable Learner | Ramy Mahmoud | Edutopia.org

5 Epiphanies for Reaching the Unreachable Learner | Ramy Mahmoud | Edutopia.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

I've always been a believer that every child can learn and every child can be engaged. Over my 11 year career, I've met many young learners who have challenged that belief, but this year, my philosophy has been rocked to its core. My administrators had been prepped on this young man, and he made his presence known from the first day of school.

Incredibly defiant, he looked for any and every option to get under my skin and of those around him. I worked quickly to try to develop a positive relationship with him, but giving him chances seemed only to encourage the negative behavior. Within the first week, all of his teachers had so many concerns that we coordinated a parent conference. Unfortunately, as is often the case with this level of defiance, the mother was not at all surprised with his behavior and offered no assistance. She literally threw her hands in the air during the meeting.

Many on my campus have since resolved that this young man is destined for our special programs campus and to simply document everything to get him there. In less than one semester, he's had 14 teachers. As one exceeded his/ her limit, he's moved to the next poor soul as the waiting game continued. But I wasn't OK with adding my name to the list of adults who have failed him, so I've started on a track that's forced me to question absolutely everything I've learned as an educator. Today, he and I have reached a level of mutual respect that I'm not sure he's ever experienced, and it's due in great part to 5 life-changing realizations that I've made along the way.


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From Comic-Con: A New Transmedia App That Blurs Reality

From Comic-Con: A New Transmedia App That Blurs Reality | immersive media | Scoop.it
Top game-world talent director Keith Arem has helped propel games like Call of Duty to global blockblusters. Now he's poised to turn his studio

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 4, 2016 8:52 AM
On blurring the lines between reality and fiction
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Bernie Su On New Thriller Socio And The Future Of Transmedia And TV

Bernie Su On New Thriller Socio And The Future Of Transmedia And TV | immersive media | Scoop.it
What does the creator of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have planned next?

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 4, 2016 8:54 AM
Some interesting thoughts on where we're heading in this interview