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Horizontal History - Wait But Why

Horizontal History - Wait But Why | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Looking at history from a new direction
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This teacher wants to engage students (and adults) by showing historical figures in a new context.

 

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 23, 7:07 PM
A visual of birth dates. Useful
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10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.

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친절한 혜강씨의 파워포인트 for 인포그래픽 (저자 이혜강) 출간! - YouTube

네이버에서 "파워포인트 for 인포그래픽" 이라고 검색해주세요! 책 보러 가기 http://book.naver.com/bookdb/review.nhn?bid=8277288
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This video and resource is in Korean.  This looks like a comparable resource to Nancy Duarte's "Slide:ology" for a Korean audience.  I hope this concept spreads!

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How Long To Nap For The Best Benefits -

How Long To Nap For The Best Benefits - | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you love a good nap. It’s almost like rebooting your brain. But did you know that napping has some pretty far-reaching effects on your health? Shorter naps give you the ‘best bang for your buck’ according to experts, but longer naps have their benefits too.

A 10-20 minute nap can boost your alertness. Perfect for a midday break at work. But for improved memory, an hour long nap may do you good. Slow wave sleep helps with remembering places and faces, but you might feel a little groggy when you wake up. A 90 minute nap involves a full cycle of sleep, which can help with creativity and procedural memory.

As it turns out, sitting slightly upright during a nap will help you avoid deep sleep. If you start having dreams while napping, it may mean you aren’t getting enough sleep at night. Be sure to give yourself the eight hours your body needs to be healthy!

Sara Mednick, an assistant psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, said the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

For a quick boost, she recommends a 10-to-20-minute nap.
For cognitive memory improvement, however, a 60-minute nap may be better, Dr. Mednick said. The downside: some grogginess upon waking.
Finally, a 90-minute nap will most likely turn into a full cycle of sleep, which aids creativity, emotional and procedural memory.
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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323932604579050990895301888
http://saramednick.com/htmls/book/about.htm
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How to Break Out of a Creative Rut - Copyblogger

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut - Copyblogger | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ideas for unleashing your creativity when you find yourself in a creative rut ...
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this for two reason. Yes, the info graphic is great.  Many people share tips that they hope will magically make people creative. I like how this source tells us what stifles creativity.  Also, Brian Clark of Copyblogger is simply a wonderful professional who communication experts should follow.

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Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic]

Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.

Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...


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Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:55 PM

SCOOPS --  I began using Scoop when I was defining myself a LITE FEET DANCER.  There was no single source of info about Lite Feet dance, a NYC Born Battle dance phenom and YouTube Sensation.  I created LITE FEET SCOOP TO reference for my own resume but also to provide anyone interested a link to the multitude of YOUTUBE Channels, Sound Cloud and personal sites dedicated to this unique art form and the talented dancers who participate. 

 

 

Annie 's curator insight, December 5, 2014 8:18 PM

Scoop.it helps with the process of curating content. This is a must for your social media.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 27, 2015 11:01 PM

Anyone who is a part of the online world will know that coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge.  We're advised that content should be engaging, informative and relevant. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.

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Beer's effect on your iPhone

Beer's effect on your iPhone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ken Morrison's insight:

One of my students shared this with me. I thought that you might like it. This is too funny to keep to myself.

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8 Simple Ways To Start Using Video In Your Classroom - Edudemic

8 Simple Ways To Start Using Video In Your Classroom - Edudemic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of video sites perfect for your classroom. They wouldn't exist without useful videos. Therefore, it's safe to say that video is playing a big role in the lives of today's students.
Ken Morrison's insight:

If you need some scientific research and academic advice on using video in the classroom, you may like this link

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Personally, I would suggest considering the media very near the beginning stages because it may alter your previous decisions.  Great resource though!

 

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Elena Savina's curator insight, December 2, 2015 5:33 AM

инфографика, как сделать хорошую историю.

Mary Westcott's curator insight, March 1, 10:14 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Marisa d's curator insight, March 11, 12:22 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

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Where is Facebook's Money Coming From

Where is Facebook's Money Coming From | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
“Facebook really represents an opportunity to connect over 900 million people,” said engineering director Doug Purdy, “but we hope one day for it to be the entire world.”
Ken Morrison's insight:

Most of Facebook's money comes from advertisers and most of their money is being spent trying to reach the next billion users in less developed areas of Asia, Africa, India, and South America

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See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic

See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
See how PRISM could work in this infographic made by technology and privacy researchers.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An infographic was created to help us understand how NSA's Prism may be working. They created this graphic based on trust that the written reports are truthful.

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Social Calls-to-Action Work | Dan Zarrella [Infographic]

Social Calls-to-Action Work | Dan Zarrella [Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

How important is a 'call to action' in social media?

Ken Morrison's insight:

If you want action on social media, this recent data suggests that you should simply ask for it. This study does not mention if 'calls to action' lose potency if they are repeated too often.  My assumption is that Zarrella is already working on that data.  I strongly suggest following Dan Zarella if you are interested in the science of social media marketing.

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The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming! | Simply Zesty

The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming! | Simply Zesty | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store

 

Technology is growing at such an exponential rate, it can be difficult to visualise what the next five years will look like, let alone fifty. We wanted to see just how the future is going to shape up for us. So we compiled all the best predictions for digital technology, mobile, social media, and big data over the next fifty years into a timeline so you can see exactly what’s in store.

 

The timeline covers expected growth in key markets including spend on digital and mobile, as well as big data so we can start to see exactly where this emerging industry will head. Data for the timeline has been gathered from a wide range of sources, in specialist areas to give as wide a view as possible of what’s coming up....


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Ken Morrison's insight:

According to this projection, we are 9 1/2 years away from having a copy of every book on the planet in digital form. There are other interesting projections that are worth viewing.

This should get your imagination going....

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MTD's curator insight, May 17, 2013 5:15 AM

Fantastic look at how technology will develop, drive new advances, interact, and push the development of business and society in the medium future. 

Helen Teague's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:02 PM

Singularity in a decade!

Carol Rine's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:07 PM

I am sooo ready for this future!

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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really. But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, …

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 12, 2015 3:08 AM

Let's dig into the issue!!!!

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 12, 2015 4:38 AM

#education #technology

cioccas's curator insight, June 12, 2015 7:49 PM

Useful summary and all ring true from my experience.

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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation.

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not pa
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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
As an appreciator of the art of visual storytelling by way of good information graphics — an art especially endangered in this golden age of bad infographics served as linkbait — I was thrilled and honored to be on the advisory “Brain Trust” for a project by Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, New Yorker writer, and Scientific American neuroscience blog editor Gareth Cook, who has set out to highlight the very best infographics produced each year, online and off. (Disclaimer for the naturally cynical: No money changed hands.) The Best American Infographics 2013 (public library) is now out, featuring the finest examples from the past year — spanning everything from happiness to sports to space to gender politics, and including a contribution by friend-of-Brain Pickings Wendy MacNaughton — with an introduction by none other than David Byrne. Accompanying each image is an artist statement that explores the data, the choice of visual representation, and why it works.

Byrne, who knows a thing or two about creativity and has himself produced some delightfully existential infographics, writes:

The very best [infographics] engender and facilitate an insight by visual means — allow us to grasp some relationship quickly and easily that otherwise would take many pages and illustrations and tables to convey. Insight seems to happen most often when data sets are crossed in the design of the piece — when we can quickly see the effects on something over time, for example, or view how factors like income, race, geography, or diet might affect other data. When that happens, there’s an instant “Aha!”…



Byrne addresses the healthy skepticism many of us harbor towards the universal potency of infographics, reminding us that the medium is not the message — the message is the message:

A good infographic … is — again — elegant, efficient, and accurate. But do they matter? Are infographics just things to liven up a dull page of type or the front page of USA Today? Well, yes, they do matter. We know that charts and figures can be used to support almost any argument. . . . Bad infographics are deadly!

One would hope that we could educate ourselves to be able to spot the evil infographics that are being used to manipulate us, or that are being used to hide important patterns and information. Ideally, an educated consumer of infographics might develop some sort of infographic bullshit detector that would beep when told how the trickle-down economic effect justifies fracking, for example. It’s not easy, as one can be seduced relatively easily by colors, diagrams and funny writing.

And, indeed, at the heart of the aspiration to cultivate a kind of visual literacy so critical for modern communication. Here are a few favorite pieces from the book that embody that ideal of intelligent elegance and beautiful revelation of truth:


America's Most Popular Birthdays

The days of the year, ranked by the number of babies born on each day in the United States (Matt Stiles, NPR data journalist)

Byrne — who believes the best use of infographics allows us to “experience a kind of geeky rapture as our senses are amplified and expanded through charts and illustrations” — is especially fond of one sub-genre:

Flowcharts [are] a form of poetry. And poetry is its own reward.

Indeed, flowcharts have a singular way of living at the intersection of the pragmatic and the existential:


Email: Help for Addicts

A handy flowchart to help you decide if you should check your email. (Wendy MacNaughton, independent illustrator, for Forbes)


How to Be Happy

Just ask yourself one question. (Gustavo Vieira Dias, creative director of DDB Tribal Vienna)

Some are visually elaborate:


The Breaking Bad Body Count

All of the deaths in the first fifty-four episodes of AMC's ‘Breaking Bad,’ with each deceased character represented by a faux chemical formula indicating when he or she died, how they died, and who killed them. (John D. LaRue)


The Four Kinds of Dog

Analyzing the DNA of 85 dog breeds, scientists found that genetic similarities clustered them into four broad categories. The groupings reveal how breeders have recombined ancestral stock to create new breeds; a few still carry many wolflike genes. Researchers named the groups for a distinguishing trait in the breeds dominating the clusters, though not every dog necessarily shows that trait. The length of the colored bars in a breed’s genetic profile shows how much of the dog’s DNA falls into each category. (John Tomanio, senior graphics editor, National Geographic)

Others appear more visually abstract yet derive from precise and concrete data sets:


Paths through New York City

‘Flow map’ of travel in New York City derived from the locations of tweets tagged with the locations of their senders. The starting and ending points of each trip come from a pair of geotagged tweets by the same person, and the path in between is an estimate, routed along the densest corridor of other people's geotagged tweets. (Eric Fischer, artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco)


Planets Everywhere

All of the planets discovered outside the Solar System. (Jan Willem Tulp, freelance information designer, for Scientific American)

Then there’s the mandatory love of pie charts and its derivatives:
Ken Morrison's insight:

"Bad infographics are deadly."  As infographics continue to be more prominent, it is important for us to become intelligent consumers of infographics.

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Infographic: 10 Step Crisis Communication Management

Infographic: 10 Step Crisis Communication Management | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
No one likes a crisis, but they happen. We thought it would be fun to whip up an infographic outlining the 10 steps to managing crisis communication.
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Ken's Key Takeaways ....in my own words.
1) Breath and stick to the plan

2) Circle the wagons and communicate with all key members of team

3) Research what happened

4) Understand the business impact

5) Listen Up!  What is media saying? What is public saying? Employees?

6) Choose corporate positioning. Choose your 'battle' stance without being rigid

7) Choose channels and distribution

8) Time to get the word out

9) MEASURE reaction and react as needed

10) Learn from the process.

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

saranthorn's curator insight, February 1, 2015 3:14 AM

scoop it

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15 Inspiring Design Quotes | Visual.ly

15 Inspiring Design Quotes | Visual.ly | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
We all need a bit of design inspiration from time to time. If you're stuck in a creative cul de sac, take a read through these inspiring design quotes

 

Marty
My fav is design is the silent ambassador of your brand, but all 15 quotes are great.


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New Benefits to Using Video in the Classroom – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Benefits to Using Video in the Classroom – Stephen's Lighthouse | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ken Morrison's insight:

I hate it when I find great resources like this the day after I give a big presentation.  Oh well.  I am glad that I have this for the next time.

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Where Does Gamification Fit in Higher Education? [#Infographic]

Where Does Gamification Fit in Higher Education? [#Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Are points and badges a waste of time, or the key to unlocking hidden motivation in college students?
Ken Morrison's insight:

I found this report and infographic via the 2013 Horizon Report. It was good to see gamification rank so highly in their report. I was also a bit surprised to see them use this infographic as one of their sources for research.  We need to rethink what is 'real' teaching and what is 'real' research.

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Being able to use technology should not be the end goal.  We should be able to use technology to work toward bigger academic and community goals.

 


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Ken Morrison's insight:

Thank you Susan and Linda. I like this Scoop as long as we know that the 'wrong answers' are not bad...they just are not enough. I feel that all integration of the 'wrong answers' should be framed as potential steps toward reaching outcomes on the right.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart

2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

in 2008, the social media world looked much different.  There were only 22 social media companies at that time.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I fully support Brian Solis, In fact, I ordered two of his books which I hope to read this summer.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:19 PM

... we may need a moving graphic with the complexity of social media advancing.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:20 PM

We may soon need a moving graphic with the advancing social media.

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200 SEO TIPS (Infographic)

200 SEO TIPS  (Infographic) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Many quick tips to improve your site's SEO (infographic)

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SEO itself has always been somewhat of a barrier to entry for online success. In other words, for a new person it's so complex that it takes a long time to


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Broken Links are not just annoying for your visitors of your site, they will also hurt your SEO.

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Ahmed Lizzaik's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:23 AM

Excellent

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:41 AM

From May 2013, so some things may have changed...


Maggie DeGennaro's comment, September 15, 2013 12:37 PM
Great information...
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Infographic on improving your Tumblr engagement | Dan Zarrella

Infographic on improving your Tumblr engagement | Dan Zarrella | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Informative infographic by Dan Zarrella on how to use Tumblr Effectively.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I will be honest, I held a silly grudge against Tumblr because they kicked me out about once every three months due to a password conflict.  I used it enough to see the value, but I never dove in very deeply.  I wasn't impressed with their customer service.  I watched others create intriguing sites.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, May 21, 2013 1:20 AM

I'm finally realizing that Tumblr is going to have to be my alternative to Posterous.  I can only hope that Tumblr's recent acquisition by Yahoo will be a positive.  Hopefully Yahoo is tired of being a distant #2 and won't mess Tumblr up like Twitter did Posterous.

 

What I do wonder is why there doesn't seem to be much clear information out there about Tumblr.  Myself....I always found it kinda confusing.  I never had confidence in navigating around it and I got tired of see weird shit on what I thought was MY blog every time I logged in.