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Mobile learning: How students can improve their English anytime ...

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It has provided me with creative freedom, endless resources and learning materials, and the possibility to teach students from all corners of the globe. I'm a true believer in the importance of technology ...
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The educational reach with technology is global!

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Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us - Capital Times (blog)

Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us - Capital Times (blog) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Nation. Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us Capital Times (blog) I leaned in to the other spheres of my life, too: I became a room parent at the children's school, hosted the class potluck and the mother-daughter book club, and decided...
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Do you have an over crowded life and plans?

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Tweet from @cemcan

Tweet from @cemcan | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Learning styles... http://t.co/rUhOt6EukX
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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:15 PM

A variety of learning experiences should be provided. 

http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.fi/2011/11/convenient-untruth.html

 

Mack James's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:27 PM

Adapting to the various ways of Learning :)

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CrazyTalk7 Pro: Create Stellar Animations On Your Mac

CrazyTalk7 Pro: Create Stellar Animations On Your Mac | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

WHY WE LOVE IT

We know making your dog talk with your own voice is entertaining and will get everyone laughing hysterically. With CrazyTalk 7 Pro you can take pets, sketch drawings, baby photos or inanimate objects to create fun and interesting videos in minutes.

You can communicate in a fresh way with visual messages, animated holiday greetings, or lively presentations that grab everyone’s attention. Upload your creation to the CrazyTalk app to share and animate on popular iDevices.


THE PROOF

“Thank goodness CrazyTalk for Mac has been released. Now I don’t have to restart my mac into bootcamp. CrazyTalk has been the best tool for Facial animation on Jimmy Kimmel live for years for the simple reason: the script can always change at the last minute. CrazyTalk keeps up!” – Jesse Griffith, Animator – Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABCTelevision Group

“I LOVE the new CrazyTalk for Mac! It has finally arrived on the right platform for creatives to explore the boundaries of their imagination. CrazyTalk7 is an elegant and sophisticated facial animation app that will quickly become the secret weapon of animators and storytellers. Finally after a LONG wait CrazyTalk is available for the Mac!” – Eric Rosner, Illustrator



THE GOODS

CrazyTalk7 is the most popular facial animation tool that uses sound and text to vividly animate facial images.

With this groundbreaking Auto Motion technology, you just need to import images, specify the facial feature points and record your own voice to automatically generate lip-syncs to create 3D life-like, talking videos.


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Have you tried Crazy talk? Now they have it for Mac.

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Daniel Imbellino's comment, February 23, 2014 11:24 AM
Interesting! will definitely check this out.
Jordan Funke's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:38 PM

This computer animation program not only looks like a whole lot of fun, but it would serve as an excellent tool for helping integrate the Design and Technology Curriculum with many Key Learning Areas within the classroom. For example, students may be required to write a report about a particular historical figure for History, or an inventor for Science. Instead of delivering this as an old-fashioned Word document, students could input their report into CrazyTalk and specifically design a character to look like their figure, who would then be able to recite the child's speech for the whole class. Using this program (or indeed any similar voice/animation software or app) would provide students with an opportunity to practise creative thinking skills as well as critical design experience, as they would have to manipulate the character's appearance, sound and so forth to meet the brief for their task.

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Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder

Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Get Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder to Teach Concepts, Show Presentations, and Explain Everything You Need on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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By Qrayon, LLC.


Produce Video Presentations and Lectures, Right on your iPad.

Vittles combine your photos, handwriting, and voice into engaging videos that can be instantly shared with anyone.

CREATE A VIDEO, JUST BY WRITING AND SPEAKING

Get your point across, clearly and exactly, every time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

- Annotate images and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,
- Resize and move anything around the page,
- Zoom in to focus on key points,
- Describe even complex topics in a clear and engaging way.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 9:53 AM

Vittle is yet another iPad app that lets users easily narrate and annotate photographs and PDF slide decks to create highly engaging video clips.
Other features provided by Vittle include being able to...
   - Annotate,
   - sketch,
   - Resize elements,
   - move anything around the "page",
   - Zoom in to focus on key points,
   - Visually navigate through even complex topics.

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Web Design: 20 Hottest 2014 Trends [+ Scenttrail Take On Each]

Web Design: 20 Hottest 2014 Trends [+ Scenttrail Take On Each] | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

2014 We Design Trends

1. Grid Layouts - Agree & Is Good!
Yes visual marketing + pinterest + mobile is making the grid ubiquitous. I created a Mondrian grid in 1999 when we launched FoundObjects.com (not gone sadly). Grids help share MORE information faster and in the same space than any other design element.

2. Image Captions - Agree and is GREAT
The area immediately under an image is HOT. Everyone looks there but few designers use captions to reinforce or explain the image. Paying more attention to keywords under images is a great idea.

3. Extended Form Elements with JQuery - Don't Know? Does anyone?
Can't comment on this trend as it is new to me and I don't program so its potential benefits are fuzzy at the moment.

4. Deeply Focused Landing Pages thanks to Mobile - Agree & Is Cool
Don't understand this trend except enough to say COOL and WANT ONE.

5. HTML5 Video Players - Agree and GLAD
Don't play your videos on YouTube only since you just make the rich get richer. Figuring out how to play videos "in your stack" is important and having your own HTML5 player is cool.

6. 3D vs. 7. Flat Design - I come down on Flat Design as the winner due to mobile.

8. Personal Portraits - Agree and Like

9. SVG Vector sweeps web as browser support escalates. Agree & Glad.

10. Fonts get cool thanks to server advance - cool and like but not a religion or anything lol.

11. Lazy Loading Animations - cool and can think of several uses.

12. Customized Image Galleries - cool and we need.

13. Mega Navigation Menus - Don't know but don't like idea, seems confusing where confusion can really hurt.

14. Expanding Search Bars - cool and will use.

15. Featured Detail List - LIKE and is cool and new to me.

16. Mobile First Design - Agree and am doing my first now with CrowdFunde.

17. HTML5 Canvas - cool and new to me.

18, Pixel Sprites and Browser Games - New to me but COOL!

19. Quick Registration via social - AGREE!

20, CSS3 Keyframe Animation - Cool, want one.



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The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement

The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."


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Is this an argument for test driven learning?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:24 PM

Mark Page-Botello makes a good point about the need for student motivation. I think teachers have to be as active, but in different and, perhaps new ways. I think of Whitehead's phrase about learning being about the character of the pupils and the genius of the teacher.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:42 AM

For my teaching friends out there;

I must agree this is a problem as the classroom becomes a place of "easier and easier learning" the work place becomes a place of "continuously more difficult working demands". If we tie together the flipped classroom with a schedule of the time in the classroom it may be a way to address this valid issue. 

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:45 PM

A different view of the usefulness of the flipped classroom. Something to think about!

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Web-Based and Free Technology for the Classroom - LiveBinder

A collection of free online resources for teachers' seamless integration of technology into the middle school curriculum (Web Based and Free Technology for the Classroom livebinder abt everything you'd want is in here
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10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls

10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February, 2014
Following the visual I posted here a couple of weeks ago featuring the differences between formative and summative assessments, somebody shared with the link to this Listly list that...
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If you need some tools for online quizzes here they are.

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Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art - Daily Beast

Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art - Daily Beast | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art
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The creation of husband and wife, Kamou and Lesley Ware, the gallery opened late last year after they decided to expand their creative minds from their art-studio in Red Hook.
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The ideas in this gallery might work well in an art class as well.

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Posters

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5 Must Have Classroom Printables ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (RT @ICTEvangelist: 5 Must Have Classroom Printables ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Can a teacher have too many cool or great posters? I think not, so here are some new ones to print off!

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Classroom Technology and the Arts

Classroom Technology and the Arts | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
While science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects have received a large amount of press and instructor focus recently, one area that many schools neglect is the arts, which includes drama, music and art.
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By Herrf Jones,


Arts education expands across the country Despite the fact that minimal budgets restrain schools’ ability to incorporate these programs, local organizations have found a way in which to circumvent monetary constrains by partnering with local organizations. The Associated Press recently reported that schools in 14 cities have joined the “Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child” program, which allows students to engage in a number of activities to promote these fields, including attending one live performance each year. Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, said in a press release that this will be instrumental in showing districts that arts can be implemented in schools with small budgets. “We’ll be able to show with numbers that this actually is the way to do arts education in a resource-constrained world,” Kaiser said.


Universities combine STEM and the arts MIT, Virginia Tech and the University of Michigan are just three of 25 universities who have formed the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, or A2RU, according to MIT’s school newspaper, The Tech. While these institutions are well-known for being heavily based in STEM fields, they have begun to organize and attend conferences, workshops and lectures that promote the arts and show how these subjects can be intertwined with STEM fields. MIT recently sponsored an address titled “Infinite Connections: Art, Science, and Technology” where speakers discussed the importance of creative thinking in all fields, and how technology could be used to further education across the board. - See more at: http://blog.herffjonesnystrom.com/classroom-technology-and-the-arts/#sthash.R5KTkYEr.dpuf

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Sowing the Seeds for a more Creative Society

Google Tech Talks October 26, 2006 Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Laboratory, develops new technologies and activities to e...
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Great film about what is defined here as the creative age using technology as it is shaping up. Very good film for thinking about learning and creating with technology. Learning happens when people are deeply engaged with expressing or creating things.

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The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire

The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
om·ni·pres·ent
adjective \-zənt\
: present in all places at all times
This definition of omnipresent sums up many facets of society. Fast food chains? Everywhere. Reality TV shows? You know the answer.
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There are others rising to challenge Google Maps.

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20 Great Pinterest Boards for Art Teachers

20 Great Pinterest Boards for Art Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February 25, 2014
Last year I facilitated a workshop on "Artful Thinking: Teaching Literacy through The Arts" and shared several resources with teachers. However, today I revisited these resources...
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Here are some ideas! Enjoy! Use these fun ideas with kids and grandkids as well!

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Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Let’s learn about different learning styles and how technology helps students in adopting their own learning style.
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This is one of the most powerful uses of technology.

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More than 100,000 people are taking an online course from Yale. Here’s what it means for the future of education.

More than 100,000 people are taking an online course from Yale. Here’s what it means for the future of education. | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
An online course at Yale offers a window into the future of education.

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Wow! This is an amazing window into the future!

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:05 AM

How to find what is relevant to live love and freedom?

Donna Karlin's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:26 AM

Harvard and now Yale joins the MOOC world. FINALLY a way to continuously learn without the expense or relocation of having to be on campus without compromising quality education.

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Which Social Media Should You Post That Thing You Want to Share On?

Which Social Media Should You Post That Thing You Want to Share On? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Where should you post that joke you came up with?

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Not all post are good for any platform. Here is a guide. I don't see Pearltrees or Scoop.it which are two curating sights I use often. I don't see curating listed at all so or LiveBinders or Linkedin...The list is pretty good but far from complete.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:48 AM

The real answer to many of these questions is to post it on scoop.it!

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9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers

9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February, 2014
We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the...

Via Rabbi David Etengoff, Melissa Marshall, Gianfranco D'Aversa
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Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For?

Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
A new study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability.

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 I am concerned about the massive growth of standardized test as a tool to motivate learning and improvement in education. These also even seem to be an intimidation tool used against staff and school systems these days far more than an formative evaluation tool. The best evaluations for both formative and summative are by far real life performance based and the real process is always iterative and ongoing. That is everything in learning is iterative with exception of life and death training that must be passed by a 100% success standard and then maintained at that.

 

Are standardized test a distraction from the sometimes messy nature of real learning and curiosity which causes people to want to learn something? Are we taking the valuable lessons of trial and error corrections totally out of the learning equation for fear of failure when everything hangs on a standardized test passing score?

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:53 PM

Today we have students taking more and more standardized tests. This post shares information on "standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning)" from ~1400 students 8th grade students in Boston (schools include traditional, exam and charter). 

The question I would ask is why are we focused on standardized tests? Is this the primary way we should assess our students? Do standardized tests become critical thinkers, creative thinkers? This list could go on.

The information in this post may surprise you and there are links to the original paper and supplement.

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10 iPad Apps to Foster Kids Creativity

10 iPad Apps to Foster Kids Creativity | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February 15, 2014
Kids love it when they get engaged in hands-on activities and there is nothing better to help them do that than to use the digital gadgets they are familiar with and which they use...
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This is more for young students. Those with young children at home may also want to check these out.

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Jordan Funke's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:56 PM

Here is a great little list of iPad/iPod apps which simply and effectively allow students to create digital drawings, generate storytelling presentations, and so forth. I have used several of these apps myself and thus can confirm that they are easy to use and make designing pictures or digital stories practical and enjoyable for people of all ages. I can imagine many, many applications for such apps as they are all essentially blank slates for design and creativity. A large benefit to making drawings, diagrams or videos in digital formats like those listed is that the products are extremely easy to save and share - where a physical paper painting takes up space and needs to be carefully folded into a backpack to transport home to Mum at the end of the day, a digital drawing can simply be emailed, allowing Mum to look at it immediately and digitally file it for future enjoyment (compact, indestructible, and not permanently covering the fridge door!). This share-ability also means an entire class' designs could easily be collated and compared - for example, "everyone sketch your best idea for the library's new book fair display!" and then these drawings are all sent in one file straight to the librarian for selection. 

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Hi everybody, I hope you are having a great weekend and happy belated Valentine. It's been a hectic week for me, busy reading a couple of books and preparing for a workshop on...
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Here is a very helpful poster. There is lots of great ideas to share this week. Here is a quick reference for adding technology to your classroom methods.

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A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers

A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
As is he habit once every month, I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some new educational iPad apps that I came across in different blogs and...
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Here are some of the latest app recommendations for classroom iPads.

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Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Informat... http://t.co/YXkOPULmqT
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We are all using the internet for resources these days. Here is quick access as  to how to site these references.

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Noam Chomsky on "Education and Creativity" (2013)


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Noam Chomsky always has a wise take on reality as he sees it.

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