Peter Gutierrez: "As a reference work on media/transmedia, both aesthetically and historically, as a how-to for student media-makers, or simply on the professional development shelf, so that teachers and librarians can mine it for ideas, [Tyler Weaver’s book is] a text that can fill many needs at once. I was delighted, then, when the author agreed to talk to me about this fascinating topic" …
Incredibox is a online music arranging and remixing tool that looks great, is easy to use and is free. It also happens to work really well on an interactive whiteboard. The concept is simple: drag an icon to one of the “dudes” ...
I am completely impressed with the “Little Story Maker” App by Grasshopper Apps. (Thank you to Karen Lirenman, a first Grade teacher from Surrey, BC, Canada) I happen to visit my little niece in Canada this past week.
An account by Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher) of an invitation he created for his 7th grade students that mixed music, drawing, and poetry together. A great and inspiring post. Hope you'll take a look.
In a recent post entitled Week 3: Rhizomatic or biological neuralogical network?, my colleague in CCK12 Matt Bury writes that he's "been pondering the analogy of distributed networks of learners, i.e. Connectivism, as rhizomes" and concludes that he "wasn’t convinced by it from the start." You can read the rest of Matt's thoughtful comments on his blog, but if I understand him correctly, he doesn't see a tight fit between botanical rhizomes and networks of people. Actually, he seems to prefer neurological networks, which appear to be structured much more like social learning networks. I, too, have found neural networks to be most helpful in understanding networks in general and neural networks in particular, and I heartily refer interested scholars to Olaf Sporns' book Networks of the Brain.
In this post I want to share what I have been doing lately with a collage journal and how I think it can be an excellent method for increasing students' interest in reading a daily newspaper which in turn will increase vocabulary. Three things to keep in mind:
Vocabulary is acquired through direct and indirect methods, although the majority of one's vocabulary is acquired through heard and read texts. Rare words are often the type of words that learners have difficulty knowing. Newspapers are an excellent source of rare words.Transmediation helps to deepen learning as the meaning made in one symbol systems often does not translate intact to another symbol system. This requires the learner to 'reread' and interpret.
Started in 1997 by Clark Whittington of North Carolina-based Artists in Cellophane, Art-o-mat machines sell small works of art from retired and converted ci (Un distributeur de cigarettes se reconvertit en distributeur d'art
"Digital tools, technologies, and spaces have, in many ways, radically transformed the ways in which humanities scholars do their work. In other ways, however, digital tools, technologies, spaces haven’t yet had much of an impact.
In this web site, we specifically explore transmediation--the ways in which a media piece migrates from one medium to another (and thus perhaps from one audience to another, one context to another, and one purpose to another).
Each node on this web site presents a case of transmediation--with an introduction to the media piece; a summary and analysis of related media pieces; a discussion of what this case can tell us about transmediation; and links to examples, other materials, and/or citations."
How do you spend this (life)time without perpetually being so broken-hearted about saying the eventual goodbye? I usually say, in the end, okay, it’s love and it’s work — what else could there possibly be?
‘alone or not: perception, body and social media’ is a choreographic frame for creating and exchanging bodily experiences. Participants send short SMS messages or tweets about their movement, actions and perceptions to each other. Together they create a social network of bodily movement that becomes a shared choreography that is documented in Twitter and the projects website.
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.