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Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!" | Language Artsy | Scoop.it
You read that correctly: Zombie-Based Learning. When I started learning about it, my inner geek squealed with joy. I've always loved zombies. I've watched all the movies and even read the original Wa
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Interesting article and very creative!

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Let’s talk about the Arts and Social Media - IJAD Dance Company

Let’s talk about the Arts and Social Media - IJAD Dance Company | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

My excuse is that I’m not ‘arty’. I studied the history of art at university, I like to look at art but the creative side I like to leave to those who have the talent. As an audience member, I am firmly placed in my role as spectator. And this is why the In-Finite project appealed to me so much. There are people who are being creative with social media (that don’t feature on the first page of search results) and in doing so, are bringing the audience into their projects. Ijad Dance Company have been interpreting technology since the 90s and now it’s the turn of social media. And by using these opportunities of communication – instant, one-off exchanges that take less than 140 characters (or 6 seconds with my new love – Vine) – offer an alternative to staring, faceless audiences.  The In-Finite project asks people to donate secrets (how anathemic to social media!) in order that a dancer might interpret it, all amounting to a performance, streamed all over the world. Audience participation which isn’t threatening, a marriage of new technology and creative, responsive, accessible art.


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Susan Daniels's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:50 AM

This is an incredibly interesting article about how this dance company uses social media to create dance. Amazing concept!

Susan Daniels's comment, May 9, 2013 3:55 PM
I agree Michelene. Thank you for your comment. :)
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#Give #Kids #Arts #Education

#Give #Kids #Arts #Education | Language Artsy | Scoop.it
Earlier this year Secretary of Education Arne Duncan voiced his support for dance, music, theater, and visual arts programs, calling them “essential to preparing our nation’s young peop...

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English May Have Retained Words From an Ice Age Language

English May Have Retained Words From an Ice Age Language | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

If you've ever cringed when your parents said "groovy," you'll know that spoken language can have a brief shelf life. But frequently used words can persist for generations, even millennia, and similar sounds and meanings often turn up in very different languages. The existence of these shared words, or cognates, has led some linguists to suggest that seemingly unrelated language families can be traced back to a common ancestor. Now, a new statistical approach suggests that peoples from Alaska to Europe may share a linguistic forebear dating as far back as the end of the Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago.


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In Search of Apps - How to find that educational needle in a digital haystack ...

In Search of Apps - How to find that educational needle in a digital haystack ... | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

 

With more than 700,000 apps on iTunes alone, searching for a quality one for your kids can be overwhelming, to say the least. It can feel “like looking for a needle in a haystack, unless you have a few trusted and unbiased review sites to rely on,” says Carisa Kluver, a mom and founder of digital-storytime.com. These six independent review sites, run by parents or teachers, can offer guidance:


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Thank you:)

 

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:01 AM

Nice list of independent review sites ...

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iTunes - Books - I Was Here First by Chen Merary Cohen

iTunes - Books - I Was Here First by Chen Merary Cohen | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

I Was Here First is a story revolving a dog struggling with the arrival of a new child in the family where the dog has already been living for quite some time. Written in rhymes, the story is essentially a monologue narrated by the dog from his own perspective.

 

Available on iBooks (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/i-was-here-first/id520490540?mt=11) and Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-was-here-first-chen-merary/1109889935)


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Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still ...

Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still ... | Language Artsy | Scoop.it
Digital library distributor Baker & Taylor launched an app Monday that will let library patrons read ebooks on iOS and Android devices.
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Kindle's New Whispersync for Voice Keeps Your Audiobooks Synced With Your Book Books | Gizmodo

Kindle's New Whispersync for Voice Keeps Your Audiobooks Synced With Your Book Books | Gizmodo | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

This is a BFD, voice actors!  Why? Because consumers will get used to being able to switch back and forth between text and audio on demand, and when consumers get used to any convenience, it is only a matter of time before they start expecting it, and then it eventually becomes the industry standard. 

 

And what this means to voice actors is that thousands and thousands of books out there which haven't yet been recorded, will need to be recorded...

 

Here's a link to ACX's own post about how they anticipate that it will increase the demand for audio books: 

http://blog.acx.com/2012/09/06/new-kindle-and-audible-features-are-good-news-for-acx-users/ ;

 

Gizmodo: "Like being read to? You'll dig Amazon's new Kindle feature, Whispersync for audio. Announced today at its shindig in L.A., it allows that going forward, audiobooks will sync up with your words-books, meaning you can read and listen along at the same time."


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Cirque Du Soleil 3D Prints?

Cirque Du Soleil 3D Prints? | Language Artsy | Scoop.it
Fabbaloo has learned that international dance company Cirque Du Soleil uses both 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. 
 
Evidently most of Cirque Du Soleil's acrobats are 3D scanned and the models are held in a repository.

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AUSpace: THE DANCE OF TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY IN SELF-PACED DISTANCE EDUCATION

AUSpace: THE DANCE OF TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY IN SELF-PACED DISTANCE EDUCATION | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

Terry Anderson: This paper describes the dance like relationship between pedagogy and technologies that creates distance education programming. Using a dance metaphor, the paper describes earlier generation of distance education and notes the evolving role of the self-paced learner as a focus of distance education.


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Amazon adopts Apple 'VoiceOver' for Kindle on iPhone, iPad - GeekWire

Amazon adopts Apple 'VoiceOver' for Kindle on iPhone, iPad - GeekWire | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

Amazon this morning updated its Kindle iOS app with support for Apple’s “VoiceOver” reading and navigation feature for blind and visually impaired users of the iPhone and iPad. Amazon says more than 1.8 million e-books will support the technology, which automatically reads aloud the words on the page.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:31 PM
Interesting news for anyone considering adding narration ...
Michelene O'Neil's comment, May 7, 2013 6:36 PM
would love to do voice narration!
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Teacher Appreciation Week free trial of SNAP! Reading

Teacher Appreciation Week free trial of SNAP! Reading | Language Artsy | Scoop.it
© SNAP! Learning 2013. Materials are authorized for use by only the licensee. Documents downloaded by the licensee cannot be altered, distributed, or resold. Login and password information cannot be...
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WTF is Transmedia? (2013)

WTF is Transmedia? (2013) | Language Artsy | Scoop.it

Andrea Phillips:  "It's become fashionable to hate the word 'transmedia' in some circles. The T-word has been very good to me. It's netted me any number of speaking engagements and website hits and sold me a book, among other things, so I feel a certain loyalty to it. I don't think I'd be enjoying the same degree of professional success if I hadn't very consciously embraced That Word back in 2010 or so."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:07 AM

Here's the second of today's posts looking at the difficulties associated with the "T-word".  The first post is by Simon Staffans and can be found here.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:49 PM

Andrea Phillips explains Transmedia.

Ju Sampaio's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:40 AM

Reflexão interessante sobre a, as vezes, mal falada "transmedia".