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How media texts are part of everyday lives and representative, practical, cultural and theoretical implications.
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50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students

50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - There are at least 50 ways new EdTech tools are helping teachers to create new learning environments and experiences for students.
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The Rules Google Uses To Hire The Best People

The Rules Google Uses To Hire The Best People | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Google is a highly desirable place to work, but how does the search giant make sure it attracts the best people? One factor is a well-defined set of r...
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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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Ask Forced-Choice Questions To Tilt Interviews In Your Favour

Ask Forced-Choice Questions To Tilt Interviews In Your Favour | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
During a job interview, the recruiter will ask if you have any questions. Use that to your advantage by asking questions which make you seem like the ...
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Community Post: Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards: Part 1

Community Post: Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards: Part 1 | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
The most controversial intellectual movement of the 20th century explained with the help of 11 epic face-forests.
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Superman and the Jumper - Imgur

Superman and the Jumper - Imgur | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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Toward a Postmodern Definition of Digital Storytelling | The New Media Consortium

Toward a Postmodern Definition of Digital Storytelling | The New Media Consortium | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
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Marshall McLuhan's message was imbued with conservatism

Marshall McLuhan's message was imbued with conservatism | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Lance Strate: The Big Ideas: Although an icon of the counterculture movement, the man who coined 'the medium is the message' was no pill-popping hipster
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'I'M THE UNHEALTHY BABY' - The Hoopla

'I'M THE UNHEALTHY BABY' - The Hoopla | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
What's wrong with wishing for a healthy baby? TRACEY SPICER writes about a woman who wants to redefine our hopes and dreams for our children.
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What we liked in 2013: our review of the biggest, bestselling, most shared in popular culture

What we liked in 2013: our review of the biggest, bestselling, most shared in popular culture | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Think popular equals superficial, unchallenging and bad? Think again, says Kirsty Lang, as she looks back at the past year
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Farewell to my daughter Kate, who died on Christmas day

Farewell to my daughter Kate, who died on Christmas day | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Kate Gross died of cancer on Christmas morning. She was 36, and left behind a husband and five-year-old twin boys. Her mother describes Kate’s final moments
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How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — and those brains behave differently, too. In
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Bizarre And Completely Offensive Vintage Ads

Bizarre And Completely Offensive Vintage Ads | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Thirty-five vintage ads that serve as a stark reminder of how far we've come and the kind of thinking we still have to battle against daily!
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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.
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Terror risk high: Tony Abbott announces increase in National Terrorism Public Alert System

Terror risk high: Tony Abbott announces increase in National Terrorism Public Alert System | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Australia's terror threat level has been raised from medium to high, meaning a terror attack on home soil is now officially considered "likely".
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Big Hero 6 marks Disney's first proper step into comic-book adaptation

Big Hero 6 marks Disney's first proper step into comic-book adaptation | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
This quirky movie shows that live-action films with real actors and CGI aren't always the best approach to the superhero genre, writes Ben Child
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What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking.

What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking. | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
I had no idea. Neither will you.
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In Defense of the Lecture

In Defense of the Lecture | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
A good lecturer doesn’t just deliver facts but models how an expert approaches problems.
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WHEN TELEVISION ARRIVES by Toby Miller

WHEN TELEVISION ARRIVES by Toby Miller | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago this weekend, BBC2 began, with a technological fiasco. Everything that could go wrong, did, from power supply to headline reading. These were the days when signals were routinely interrupted, aerials regularly required agile tweaking, and
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Wingnut of the Week - Australian PM Tony Abbott

Wingnut of the Week - Australian PM Tony Abbott | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Aussie politics is a strange bugger. Far be it from me to comment on the politics of another nation (ahem)... but I just can't help it when my wingnut detector goes this ape. I'm not sure that you ...
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This is priceless. But by sharing this on social media am I being as abusive towards Tony Abbott as trolls were against Charlotte Dawson?

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Can historically inaccurate movies still win Oscars?

Can historically inaccurate movies still win Oscars? | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
Alex von Tunzelmann: Most of this year's Oscar contenders are based on historical events – and there are academics waiting to pounce on every slip-up and blunder. But there is more to a great movie than getting the facts straight
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How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood | Media, Culture & Representation | Scoop.it
To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.
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