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Rich language teamed with engaging images, but teachers need to know how to engage kids with the multiple meanings and develop informed responses 

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Legography

Shooting at night is serious business. Here's a lighter-hearted look at the day-to-day activities of a minifig photographer.
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The Lego photography guy's main page

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How Cereal Boxes Are Designed To Hypnotize You

How Cereal Boxes Are Designed To Hypnotize You | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A new study finds cartoon mascots are always designed to make love to your eyes. Cap'n Crunch? More like Svengali.
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The eyes have it in advertising 

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Dad Turns Videos Of His Toddler Into Insanely Cool Action Movies

Dad Turns Videos Of His Toddler Into Insanely Cool Action Movies | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
James isn't your ordinary 3-year-old. He's a light saber-wielding, lava-jumping, LEGO- blastin' superhero. His dad, Daniel Hashimoto, is a Dreamworks animator who uses his professional skill-set to enhance home videos of James.

When your dad puts...
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Very cool special effects and very cool "Dreamworks' employed Dad

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Design - Visual News

Design - Visual News | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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These are great ideas for dressing up in visual arts. You could use to teach paper folding

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Around the World: National & Continental Maps Created From Common Foods Arranged Perfectly

Around the World: National & Continental Maps Created From Common Foods Arranged Perfectly | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
One of the things people love most about travel is experiencing the foods from other countries. Henry Hargreaves, an artist in New Zealand, worked with Cai
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Australia map of food - and the rest of the world -  Foodie country info graphics of sorts

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Project Yosemite

Project Yosemite | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Project Yosemite is a time-lapse video project set in Yosemite National Park and shot by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill.

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Amazing  time lapse video footage of a stunning place. 

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Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy.

Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
They're not so bad. Except number 10.
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Strange photographs, some not so long ago either. Love aircraft detector  head set - no one would even know you were wearing this!

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Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another leve…
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Playing with depth perception and animated GIFS. Fun.

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What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films

What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In Blade Runner (1982), Roy Batty, the leader of an outlaw group of Nexus-6 replicants, undertakes a quest to “meet his maker”. When he encounters Chew, the genetic designer of his eyes, he mocks: “Chew…
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Reading paths and salience with eye tracking

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Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
  The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more tha...
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Beautiful close ups of Van Gogh's work

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A Brief History Of Retouching

A Brief History Of Retouching | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Lena Dunham's Photoshopped images in Vogue are just European Mannerism all over again.
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More insights about photshopping past and present.

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Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S.

Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Infographics are all over the place nowadays. How do you know which ones to trust? Follow these three easy steps to save yourself from getting duped.
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Very helfpul information for critical literacy and analysis of infographics

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The art of photojournalism

The art of photojournalism | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over the past 10 years, photojournalists have increasingly captured the attention of the art world as their powerfully affecting images cross over from news agencies to gallery and museum walls. Pernilla Holmes reports

Via Mario Pires
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This does give that feel of a Dutch  artwork, where all the figures have been carefully place - except it is a photo of a meeting of war lord types in Afghanistan. Photojournalism is a complex art. 

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Mario Pires's curator insight, April 7, 2:38 AM

Sometimes I find myself thinking, ‘I don’t want to take this picture.’ It’s the sound of your moral and ethical being, which is ever changing. I love what I do, or at least can’t imagine doing anything else. But these days, every time I get all my equipment together to go, I wonder if it will be the last.” - Paolo Pellegrin

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Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome

Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
U.K. photographer Andrew Whyte took pictures of a tiny Lego man taking pictures every day for a year on his iPhone, and theyre all tiny treasures.
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Love these tiny set ups - great activity for kids to practice photography with a very obedient model to help them. Easy to transport too

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Lightcase

Lightcase is a pop up photo studio that allows you to photograph small objects quickly & professionally using a smartphone
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This could be a great resource for taking photos (in the classroom or elsewhere) of small objects and getting a semi-professional look

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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, March 27, 6:36 AM

Thanks for sharing; this one is a winner.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 27, 9:06 AM

Check the apps you use against this taxonomy.  What level do you personally spend a lot of your time at?  What level can you push your students to try?

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 12:29 PM

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Infographic: The Spaceships From Every Sci-Fi Series Ever

Infographic: The Spaceships From Every Sci-Fi Series Ever | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
What is the largest spaceship in the sci-fi universe? This helpful comparison chart has the answer.
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For all you sci fi nerds

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Sci-Fi Talk Official's curator insight, March 17, 3:46 AM

All ships all the time

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24 Hours Of Flight Paths Over Europe Visualized In A Gorgeous Video

U.K.'s leading air-traffic-control company released a new video that visualizes the frenzied and beautiful pattern of air travel.
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Beautiful visual data of air travel over Europe

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If All Movies Were Made in the Mid-Century, These Would Be the Posters

If All Movies Were Made in the Mid-Century, These Would Be the Posters | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I would SO go to more movies if the posters looked like these! Imagine every film existed in some time-suspended mid-century wonderland; the posters might
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Design styles reflect the era they are created, but it only becomes apparent once we look back. What is 'ordinary' today will become that 'teens' or 'noughties' style in the future. These are movie posters re-imagined from a mid 20th century style and aesthetic. 

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What if Your Favorite Adult Movies Became Children's Books?

What if Your Favorite Adult Movies Became Children's Books? | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Are you tired of reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Red Fish Blue Fish endlessly to your kids? Are you a cinephile dying to share your love of good fi
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Just a bit of kids book meets movie fun

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Which Brands Rule Twitter? | Visual.ly

Which Brands Rule Twitter? | Visual.ly | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A recent study revealed that 99% of brands are on Twitter. Although small businesses may have paved the way for Twitter marketing success, the world's
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Brands rule twitter? Helpful info graphic

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Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Not just boobs! But yes, definitely boobs.
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This gives more data around the concept of salience and reading paths for visual literacy

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Here Are the Unretouched Images From Lena Dunham's Vogue Shoot

Lena Dunham and her fans, ourselves included, love her just the way she is. Vogue's opinion, of course, is another matter.
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Animated gifs clearly show how much altering is done in magazine shoots to make people look 'just right' or 'beautiful' or acceptable. Great teaching resource.

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Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you ever wondered what X-Men would've looked like circa 3200 BC today's your lucky day.
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Were hieroglyphics the first comics? Read on

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