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Digital Kids Conference Focuses on Content Creation | Publishers Weekly

Digital Kids Conference Focuses on Content Creation | Publishers Weekly | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Computer and mobile device users view four billion videos on YouTube every day. They post 60 minutes worth of video every second, which translates to a century’s worth of video posted every 10 days. In fact, more videos have been uploaded on YouTube in the past 30 days than ABC, CBS, and NBC have aired in the past 60 years. Meanwhile, Facebook users – numbering more than any single country’s population, except China’s and India’s – upload 250 million photos and change 13.5 million profile pictures every day.

 

“This is what you’re up against,” said Victor Lee, v-p of digital marketing at Hasbro, who delivered these statistics in his opening keynote at the 2013 Digital Kids conference, held alongside Toy Fair at the Javits Center earlier this week. “How do you set yourself apart? How do you break through? How do you break out?”

 

Noting that 60% of online videos attract under 500 views and 90% less than 5,000 views, Lee advised studying how a child interacts with your content before embarking on a digital strategy. He also stressed the importance of good, unique storytelling that does not duplicate what can be found in other venues, and of pushing and promoting the content through multiple channels. “If you embrace [digital technology], that’s good, but you have to understand it,” he said.

 

An exhibitor at the small Digital Kids trade show, Ian Douthwaite, CEO of Dubit, explained to PW, “You have to find the essence of what a book is about and translate that to what kids are expecting now.” Dubit creates apps and virtual worlds for book, magazine, and entertainment brands.

 

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The real test of learning? Not forgetting - Telegraph

The real test of learning? Not forgetting - Telegraph | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Revision techniques: Our schools encourage learning information only until the exam has passed. Memory expert Ed Cooke explains how to keep facts in your long-term memory with minimal effort.
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CDS BusinessStudies's curator insight, March 2, 2014 2:30 PM

Have a read of the related article 'How to learn boring facts' - this is also another really effective method to use... Remember 'no singing in the exam though!' :)

 

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The End of the University as We Know It | Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine

The End of the University as We Know It | Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will be free for everyone; the residential college campus will become largely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose their jobs; the bachelor’s degree will become increasingly irrelevant; and ten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students."


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 11, 2013 6:16 AM

Nathan Harden has predicted the end of universities as we know them more often, but in this article he provides a detailed account of the why and the how of their disappearance. The root cause of the demise of universities as we know them is technology, that is the Internet. Much as new technology has upset the record industry, so it will wreak havoc with traditional education, with a lowering of the price, ubiquitous access, a wide choice of courses, increased efficiency, and even increased quality. Of course, the last does not hold for the few who can afford to attend classes at an elite university, but for the many who go to "Nowhere State University". Naturally, the new model comes at a price. The college experience gets lost, interactivity in class disappears. But, "Online education is like using online dating websites—fifteen years ago it was considered a poor substitute for the real thing, even creepy; now it’s ubiquitous." With the technology, new business models emerge. As with all disruptive innovation, it is not so much the technology iself, but the business model around it that does the disruption. Here it is the scalability of MOOCs, the fact that the development costs of a course may be shared by thousands or even hundreds of thousands. 

 

Although the article is long, it is well worth your while. There's one thing you should keep in mind, though: in many respects it fits the US situation only. For example, few if any European universities have a public mandate but are run as businesses like universities in the US. Also, the college bubble with students having over $20,000 debts, is not a universal phenomenon (although with the current high tuitions, the UK is rapidly heading that way). And yet, don't dismiss it because of the lack of fit. Education is going global, the venture capical-backed online platform providers such as Coursera and Udacity already see business opportunities outside the US; and if they don't see those themselves, traditional universities will tell them as they are lining up to be allowed to sell their courses and brand name through them. (@pbsloep)

 

 

 

 

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Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers | Fearghal Kelly

Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers | Fearghal Kelly | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
From blogging and Twitter to online networks, Fearghal Kelly charts the evolution of professional development and interactions for teachers in the social media age

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This looks at how online communities help professional development. I think it is true those with PLCs could likely benefit from an improved mixture of the PLN connections blended more effectively  withPLCconnections there are also many teachers that really have very small local PLCs. Many are the only one that teaches a subject in a school and local outside inspiration in the past was hard to come by. This is where online Professional Development Networks have an amazing ability to reach and inspire those in isolated content areas.

 

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:31 AM

Although the above quote, which heads the short article by Fearghal Kelly, captures the content of what she writes, it misses the most important point. To quote her again: "... while our online networks can provide us with the opportunity to interact with a broader group professionals, we will only realise its full potential if we can convert our networks into communities".

 

It is the dynamic between communities and the larger network that they are part of that make online, networked learning and professional development so different from the past and so rewarding. The article describes it well, from the shortcomings of the offline communities in the past, via the broadening of the horizons that blogging and Twitter afforded, back to the personal interactions in the online communities of the present. Although the network and the community level are related, in my opinion still a lot of work could be done to wedge them together more intimately and more productively. How do network members know about useful communities other than through word of mouth? How do communities become associated with particular networks other than by accident? It would seem there is a lot of room for recommender systems that mine these communities and networks to come up with suggestions for new and useful alliances and groupings. (@pbsloep)

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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientist...

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Doug Abend's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:51 PM

Chock full o' information!

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AllThingsPLC — Research, education tools and blog for building a professional learning community

AllThingsPLC — Research, education tools and blog for building a professional learning community | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Find the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for building a PLC – professional learning community. Collaborate with teachers and administrators on our frequently updated blog, written by PLC and education professionals.
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Here is the history of the PLC movement in schools.

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Solution Tree: Richard DuFour on PLCs and 21st Century Skills

Visit us at http://www.solution-tree.com The Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills In this keynote session from the 21st Century Learning Institute i...

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Doug Abend's comment, January 4, 2013 11:45 PM
Supposed to link to the entire Playlist, not just this one video.
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The Artwork of Beijing artist Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man Series

The Artwork of Beijing artist Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man Series | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
  Liu Bolin is an artist from China's Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Known as The Invisible Man, Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005. Helped by his assistants, Bolin stands still for hours in a landscape while they paint on him to create a camouflage, blending him into his surroundings.

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21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries

21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"...explore the expanding genre of interactive multi-media visual dictionaries by looking at two very different options. The first by Merriam-Webster and QA International, the Visual Merriam-Webster; the second is Visuwords."


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This looks like a great vocabulary building link!

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Paz Barceló's comment, August 5, 2013 5:52 PM
Interesante!
Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:45 AM

molt interessant

Loli Olmos's comment, August 30, 2013 8:31 AM
¿Y en castellano?
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Tranformative Use of iPads in the Education: Pedagogy, Examples, Activities


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:49 PM

This SlideShare provides a look at how iPads my be used to tranform education. Chock full if examples and activities as well as pedagogy chances are you will find some new ideas and resources in this resources from SilviaTolisano.

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Start-up Karachi: Crowd Technology - DAWN.com

Start-up Karachi: Crowd Technology - DAWN.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Start-up Karachi: Crowd Technology
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead.
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Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students - The Guardian

Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students - The Guardian | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students The Guardian Technology opens up spaces for really smart learners to explore: Technologies that include peer-education, learning through discourse, learning (and...
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The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher - Educational ...

The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher - Educational ... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
These web tools can also empower you with the necessary know-how to effectively leverage the power of technology in education. Please this is a work I have spent a lot of time and efforts on and I am so glad to share it with ...
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The amazing story behind Valentine's Day!

The amazing story behind Valentine's Day! | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

February 14th is a day dedicated to lovers in the world. Legend has it, the day is named after Saint Valentine, Saint of Lovers, who according to history is believed to have been murdered on February 14th, AD 270. Who was Saint Valentine and what is the origin of this sweet and special day? Check out the story of Saint Valentine’s Day through this Interactive Infographic designed by the InfoGraphic Design Team.

 


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Today's art tech story lesson is Valentine.

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, February 15, 2013 4:52 AM
ty we have archived this for next year and shared it today ..better late than never! Ursula
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I know...I received it it in my in-box on the 15 :)
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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
After years of experimentation and reflection, English and digital media teacher Paul Barnwell offers his current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom.
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Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries | danah boyd

"And so my question to you is simple: are you preparing learners for the organizational ecosystem of today? Or are you helping them develop networks so that they're prepared for the organizational shifts that are coming?"


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Peter B. Sloep's insight stated in this follows my own observations. I would add that if we fail to adapt to adjust and include this new openness and allow it to evolve we also risk losing some of our brightest and most passionate young people like Aaron Swartz. They may not end like Aaron did but instead by shutting down their creativity and melting into conformity and that would be a major loss to the future of learning and to mankind. It seems the older generations fear this new age of openness and doesn’t know what to do but to contain it and bend it to traditional old answers out of fear and confusion. It would be sad to think the older generation needs to literally disappear to allow the new one to flourish. Normally the old does embrace the new and include new ideas. This openness and ability to include so many to share knowledge is so different and so new it’s frightens those that hold the powers of knowledge and often carefully controlled who really got access to the knowledge of the world.

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:23 PM

The above quote is the conclusion from a talk danah boyd gave at a conference that was organised by the American Society for Training and Development. This is a very interesting take on why we should adopt networked learning in teaching and training. I've always argued there are two reasons why secondary school teachers cannot afford to ignore the Internet and its social networks. The first one is about the technical affordances the Internet has for learning, its instrumental value for education if you like. The second one is a pedagogical one. As a teacher, you need to know your students, what drives them, what interests them. danah boyd's story shows  there is a third reason. Our society is changing in the hands of young people and we had better adjust ourselves to those changes, in education and in the corporate world. This is how her story unfolds.

 

First, she takes her audience through two cultural memes she herself researched, young programmers and teenagers. She notices how young programmers, also from different companies, quite naturally share code with each other, through online means, but also by sharing open office spaces. The companies they work for have decided not anymore to try and lock these programmers within their organisational boundaries. It wouldn't work as the programmers wouldn't let them, but the collaboration also turns out to pay dividend to the companies. 

 

This attitude of sharing also characterises current youth culture (along with other things such as a desire to exert control and protect privacy). To them, online social networks are a means for independence, creativity and self-expression. It is not so much that they willingly ignore such constructs as copyrights, rather it does not make any sense to them.

 

Hierarchically structured organisations that make a strict distinction between inside and outside the company, are anathema to these young people.Their attitudes and culture, acquired through their participation in online social networks, makes them inapt to function is companies thus structured. Organisations therefore had better adapt, if they want to profit from these young people's creative insights and energy. And where else should this start if not with education and training? (@pbsloep)

 

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MoocGuide | a wiki

MoocGuide | a wiki | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"This MOOC guide was first initiated by Inge de Waard who organized the MobiMOOC. MobiMOOC was a course that used the MOOC format to provide a framework for all MOOC participants to learn or deepen their knowledge on mobile learning (mLearning). 

After the MOOC guide was first initiated, the guide was opened up for all to add and strengthen the guide so it can/could be used by all interested parties."


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Looks like a great guide and it can have input added to build the giude.

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:05 AM

A guide for anybody who wants to try out the MOOC format in nine chapters (history, use of social media, facilitating, references, to name just four) or those steeped in the MOOC format who want to contribute. To be sure, this is about the connectivist kind of MOOC (cMOOC), not the xMOOCs that stirr up all the excitement. A cMOOC is very much less about instruction and much more about networked (social, connecitivist) learning. (@pbsloep)

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:01 AM

H817 students you might be interested in editing this wiki.

Hector Rosero's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:23 PM

It's an excellent guide for to design Moocs. This course is available in Wikispaces.com.

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Online Reproducibles

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Great resource! The end of the article are links to great reproducibles to help you get started. The book will most likely define should you choose to order it.

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Doug Abend's curator insight, January 4, 2013 11:29 PM

Scroll down for links to reproducibles, including goal-setting sheets.

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Online Reproducibles

Online Reproducibles | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

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Here are some links to some online reproducibles for enriching PLC teams.

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Doug Abend's curator insight, January 4, 2013 11:28 PM

Scroll down to find the list of links for reproducibles!

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.

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With colleges increasingly hard to afford I hope this offers a more affordable and great learning opportunity for more young and older adults.

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Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Hi! My name is Gwyneth and I am NOT an expert at Digital Curation. But I'm learning! I joined Scoopit years ago but it didn't really appeal to me until I saw it in action this summer


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Ally Greer's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:30 PM

Thanks, Gwyneth, for this awesome writeup and sweet diagrams!

Leatherandlace's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:52 PM

I really enjoyed reading Gwyneth's blog. She has alot of good information that I could use & was easy to understand, since I am a newbie to all of this.

Jeannette Jean's comment, February 25, 2013 10:38 AM
My name is Jeannette and I joined Scoopit 72 hours ago -though my learning curve has not yet began I enjoy being in the company of smart individuals:).
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Lurve...Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Lurve...Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Your book is addressed to budding transmedia practitioners–authors and filmmakers, for example–who would do well to consider creating comics to build interest and engagement, and to expand their fictional worlds. But how would you change your advice if addressing tweens and teens, or those who work with them to create media?One could probably write another book on this alone, but what handful of precepts might you emphasize?

 

I don’t know that I would necessarily change anything, but I would be sure to emphasize that the most important requirement of creating comics (or creating with any medium) is that you have to have an exemplary storytelling sense. It all comes down to the craft of telling a story that makes readers, viewers, players and so on, want to absorb that story into their lives.

 

From there, I’d focus on the building blocks of comics storytelling, the elements that make comics comics: page, panel, art, narration, word balloon, thought balloon, sound effects, gutter, grid. What stories are best told through the comics medium? How can you tell a story that is OF the comics medium and not just an extended storyboard with staples? What story can you find that will let you bring your own unique voice to comics?...


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:19 PM

lurve... 

Hugh Cann's comment, February 10, 2013 8:01 PM
Interestingly before the digital revolution and the appearance of smart phones, comics (manga) were the rage in Japan so much so that manuals and instruction manuals began to be released in Manga form
Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:22 AM

Comics and graphic novels speak to young adults.

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Opportunities in Educational eContent - EContent (press release)

Opportunities in Educational eContent - EContent (press release) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Opportunities in Educational eContent
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There is also the opportunity to appeal to non-traditional students in search of a degree, such as older working individuals, military personnel, or students with unique learning styles.
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Adobe issues critical Flash fix for Windows, Mac and Android users - NBCNews.com

Adobe issues critical Flash fix for Windows, Mac and Android users - NBCNews.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Adobe issues critical Flash fix for Windows, Mac and Android users
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Adobe wants Windows, Mac and Linux users to install a critical security update, issued Thursday, for Adobe's Flash Player.
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Deluge of data drowns insight - The Canberra Times

Deluge of data drowns insight - The Canberra Times | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Deluge of data drowns insight
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Likewise, many teachers have an intuitive sense that different students have different learning styles: Some are verbal and some are visual; some are linear, some are holistic.
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