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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.


Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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"Captain America" Writers Talk Long-Form Storytelling In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

"Captain America" Writers Talk Long-Form Storytelling In The Marvel Cinematic Universe | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 7, 3:47 AM

 

Joe Berkowitz:  "Christopher Markus and Steve McFeely, of Captain America: Civil War and the next Avengers, discuss the Marvel movie long game."

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A good content needs a great storytelling.
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Aunque no es muy fiel al cómic, sigue estando esa esencia de guerra, con los héroes que participan en la película creo que sera una OBRA INCREÍBLE. JEJE 
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5 Groundbreaking Ways to Tell Stories in the Future of Filmmaking

5 Groundbreaking Ways to Tell Stories in the Future of Filmmaking | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Liz Nord:  "No matter how you feel about it, virtual reality filmmaking and experiential storytelling is happening. And it's getting better and better. No longer just a gimmick, filmmakers are using the technology to serve the story instead of the other way around."

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CGI Animated Short Film HD: "Alive Overwatch Animated Short Film" by Blizzard Entertainment

3D Animated Alive Overwatch Animated Short Film by Blizzard Entertainment. Featured on http://www.cgmeetup.net/home/overwatch-alive-animated-short/ Makin
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How the Original Star Wars Trilogy Fooled Everyone With Matte Paintings

How the Original Star Wars Trilogy Fooled Everyone With Matte Paintings | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren’t. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie.
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How the Original Star Wars Trilogy Fooled Everyone With Matte Paintings
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Best 3D Animation - Epic Short Film Compilation 2015

Best 3D Animation - Short Film Compilation 2015 https://youtu.be/UFCkBqZu5kI Animation Cartoon Movie
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CLICK HERE to support Passion Competition

CLICK HERE to support Passion Competition | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Support Passion Competition - donate or share on Generosity.

 

https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/passion-competition

 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's insight:

The Passion Competition was born in 2007.  Initially it was a just for fun type thing.  In 2009 we started offering cash prizes.  2010 saw corporate sponsors like Reallusion, Sony Software and Moviestorm offer their software as prizes,  This brought in additional entries but not to the level we expected.  2015 saw the addition of small cash prizes on top of the software.

 

To help the competition grow we would like to offer higher cash prizes ($250, $500, etc.) to supplement the software but due to a limited financial situation prizes larger than $50 are not obtainable without help.

 

The money raised here will go mainly to the prize chest but some of it will be used to help advertise the competition on various sites.  We have paid artists to create videos ads in the past (this came as out of pocket money) and would like to continue doing so.  All monies raised will be used strictly for the competition and none will go for personal use.

 

You can visit the official website for a better idea of what the competition is all about by going to http://www.harb40passioncompetition.com.

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The Sherlock Manga Is Coming to America, and Here's Your First Look

The Sherlock Manga Is Coming to America, and Here's Your First Look | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Last month, Titan Comics announced it would be bringing the delightfully weird manga adaptation of the BBC’s smash hit Sherlock to the west for the very first time, four years after it debuted in Japan. Want a peek? io9 has a first look at the translation, as well as the variant covers for the manga’s first issue.
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A Long-Lost H.P. Lovecraft Manuscript Has Been Uncovered

A Long-Lost H.P. Lovecraft Manuscript Has Been Uncovered | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Good news, Lovecraft fans! While it’s not a new piece of fiction, a new manuscript penned by the famous horror writer has been discovered, tucked away in a collection of magical memorabilia.
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Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg Return for Indiana Jones 5 in Summer 2019 

Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg Return for Indiana Jones 5 in Summer 2019  | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Indy is coming back. Disney just announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will return to one of their most famous franchises as Indiana Jones 5 opens on July 19, 2019.
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James Freeman's curator insight, March 17, 2:43 AM

On a saturday night if im not out with friends, I will lay back and watch a disney movie or my personal favourites Star Wars, Harry Potter or Indiana Jones ( Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Movies have always been an interest to me with their visual/CGI effects that are used. I enjoy watching a movie that feature some of my favourite actors or actresses, Harrision Ford, Danielle Radcliff, Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are a few of my personal favuorites. 

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Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy Are Getting the Most Delightful Comic Crossover Ever

Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy Are Getting the Most Delightful Comic Crossover Ever | Machinimania | Scoop.it
This news is as entirely unexpected as it is great: Boom! Studios has announced that its wildly successful teen comic series Lumberjanes is going to crossover with DC Comics’ very own Gotham Academy, creating what might just be the hippest teen mystery team-up in comic book history.
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A new “Star Trek” series is coming—but only for cord-cutters

A new “Star Trek” series is coming—but only for cord-cutters | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Internet television. The final frontier for Star Trek. The much-loved sci-fi franchise will be returning to TV on US channel CBS  in January 2017, a few months after the 50th anniversary of the original series. But there's one catch: the new series is only going to be available on CBS All Access, the TV channel's...
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Storytelling app a hit; launches a new chapter in transmedia

Storytelling app a hit; launches a new chapter in transmedia | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 30, 2015 2:34 PM


Gillian Shaw:  "Paul Pattison and Luke Minaker knew they were onto something when they got an email from the mother of a nine-year-old who read the first instalment of their interactive story, Weirdwood Manor" ...

Simon Staffans's curator insight, November 2, 2015 3:21 PM

Interesting development

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"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion,…

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10 Of The Most Terrifying Sci-Fi Movies Of The 1990's - OMNI Reboot

10 Of The Most Terrifying Sci-Fi Movies Of The 1990's - OMNI Reboot | Machinimania | Scoop.it
The 10 most terrifying sci-fi movies of the 1990's are the perfect blend of science fiction and horror. The US government reported that there were more...
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Territory Studio Takes UI to Mars in The Martian Movie

Territory Studio Takes UI to Mars in The Martian Movie | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Behind the scenes of The Martian

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Amanda Aszman:  "Ridley Scott. Matt Damon. NASA. Add Territory Studio & you have a recipe for UI design—& box office—success. Let's go behind-the-scenes of The Martian movie" ...

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First look at Tesla's autopilot technology - CNBC

First look at Tesla's autopilot technology - CNBC | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Tesla is giving those who own a Model S or Model X the ability to take their hands off the wheel.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sally Mann, Lauren Groff Lead Shortlists For 2015 National Book Award : The Two-Way : NPR

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sally Mann, Lauren Groff Lead Shortlists For 2015 National Book Award : The Two-Way : NPR | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Lauren Groff, Terrance Hayes, Sally Mann and Ta-Nehisi Coates are among the 20 writers still in the running for the prestigious literary prize. Soon, that number will be whittled to just four winners.
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Stencil is coming

Stencil is coming | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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Share As Image is getting a brand new name. 

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The first great works of digital literature are already being written

The first great works of digital literature are already being written | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Your experimental technological literature is already here; it’s the noise you’re trying to get your children to turn down while you pen your thoughts about the future of location-based storytelling.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 13, 2015 9:00 PM


Naomi Alderman:  "Video games could be the greatest storytelling medium of our age – if only the worlds of art and technology would stop arguing and take notice" ...

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Samsung 4K UHD UN85S9 - One of The Most Expensive Smart TV in The World

Samsung 4K UHD UN85S9 - One of The Most Expensive Smart TV in The World | Machinimania | Scoop.it
I was busy looking for every bit of information about the new Samsung UN85S9 85-inch 4K Ultra HD 120HZ 3D Smart LED TV because I wanted one for my sitting room.
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Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow Review - It's All About Now On Tap

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow Review - It's All About Now On Tap | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Here's our complete review of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS for smartphones and tablets.

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, October 9, 2015 7:09 AM

Looking forward to this update for my Nexus 5!

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"100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime"

"100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime" | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Amazon's book editors compiled their list of "100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime."


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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, October 12, 2015 1:57 PM

100 libros de ciencia ficción para leer en la vida segun el compilado de Amazon

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These FX Wizards May Have Solved VR Films’ Biggest Problem

These FX Wizards May Have Solved VR Films’ Biggest Problem | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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If you hadn’t noticed by now, we are way down the rabbit hole.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 8, 2015 5:07 AM


Peter Rubin:  "You haven't heard of Uncorporeal, but they've got something in their pocket that'll blow your mind."

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Reza Deghati - Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling | LensCulture

Reza Deghati - Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling | LensCulture | Machinimania | Scoop.it
A brilliant award-winning photographer teaches refugee children (and us) the strength and power of visual storytelling from an insider's point of view
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