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20 Great Reflection Pictures

20 Great Reflection Pictures | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
One of the best feelings as a photographer is capturing a perfect reflection, such as a mountain reflected flawlessly in a lake, or catching the reflection of a duck's wings in the water as it takes flight.
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Design, customize and 3D print for play! | Autodesk 123D

Design, customize and 3D print for play! | Autodesk 123D | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Easily design, customize and 3D print your own toys to play with.
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Designed for 3D printing, this app has amazing possibilities for not only playing with angle and shot distance also being able to move any part of the creature so it can portray actions. Now we just need other human type creatures and animals  in the selection so making picture books with the image is possible. Nearly there. 

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‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s

‘Women, Children and Loitering Men': A Glimpse at Manchester’s Slums in the 1960s | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

The streets of the Manchester slums, in which children played on concrete roads and their parents watched as terraced homes were razed to the ground in favor of new developments, became in the 1960s and two decades following like a home away from home for British street photographerShirley Baker (1932-2014), whose middle class family owned a furniture store in Salford.


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Some fascinating historical photographs from 1960's England. The colours are muted but realistic. 

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Mario Pires's curator insight, August 14, 11:22 AM

"For Douglas, however, these images escape relegation to the realm of wistfulness or sentimentality; instead, they reach through the decades to touch on themes and characters that carry weight and meaning today. Yes, they are documentary images, but for Douglas, they can also be symbolic ones, those that speak to an abiding vigor and resilience of the human spirit."

Kara Woodward's curator insight, August 17, 6:27 PM

strangely beautiful images

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▶ George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communications - YouTube

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George Lucas argues the importance of teaching visual grammar across image and film

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This New Algorithm From Disney Research Could Revolutionize Home Video

This New Algorithm From Disney Research Could Revolutionize Home Video | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Home videos might soon look as good as Hollywood.
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As technology races forward, the technical quality of home made video keeps pace with new research from Disney. Scope for much creativity ahead for kids and adults alike. 

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The One Show: 1 SILVER, 6 Merit D&AD Awards: 1 Inbook Cannes Lions: 2 BRONZE, 2 Finalist Clio: 1 SILVER, 2 BRONZE London International Awards: 1 SILVER The New York Festivals: 1 BRONZE AdFest: 2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE, 2 Finalist spikes Asia: 2 GOLD, 1 SILVER, 4 Finalist
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Nice social commentary on how we use technology to be alone together #sheeryturkle

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London Studio Projection Maps with Analog In-Camera Effects | The Creators Project

No computer graphics were used to create the visuals in Projection Artworks' 10-hour show.
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Similiar to the Vivid festival in Sydney, this installation projects manipulations live onto the front of a building, where the effects are created by hands on techniques

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The LEGO Movie - Master Builders - Into Film

The LEGO Movie - Master Builders - Into Film | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A cross curricular literacy resource inspired by The LEGO Movie suitable for Primary schools
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Another way into film and visual literacy work using the LEGO movie here with quite a few lesson ideas and plans. 

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Another way into film and visual literacy work using the LEGO movie here with quite a few lesson ideas and plans. 

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Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters

Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters. (See here, here and here.) But combine classic fairy tales or fables and minimalism and you have something even more special. With just the right amount of cleverness, these posters by Christian Jackson take us back to our own childhood, making us (dare I say) giggle with glee.

Update: After we put up this post, we got in touch with Jackson for the behind-the-scenes scoop. Read that brief Q&A, below.
















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A set of posters that makes you think about what cultural knowledge you immediately use ( or don't have) when working out what an image may mean. These fairytale posters use a single visual  or story element to prompt your thinking. 

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Ant-Man Trailer and First Poster Ready to View - TheHDRoom

Ant-Man Trailer and First Poster Ready to View - TheHDRoom | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The first Ant-Man trailer debuted during Marvel's Agent Carter last night. You can watch the full Ant-Man trailer here in high definition.
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Great use of white space in this poster

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New Poster Makes Understanding Type As Easy As Learning The ABCs

New Poster Makes Understanding Type As Easy As Learning The ABCs | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Pop Chart Lab's latest charts the ABCs of typography.
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A poster that gives details about how type is formatted, designed, with definitions of terms such as serif, kerning colour types and more. 

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Three-Panel Plays

Three-Panel Plays | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Each of Shakespeare's plays summed up in a pithy three-panel comic.
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Great as the basis for making very short movies using Vine or Nutshell

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StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS

StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Storytelling apps - working with iPads and tablets. Many apps that may suit working with stories in the classroom. Note that apps can become dated but popular ones will continue to be useful. Comic creating apps are particularly useful for visual literacy work. 

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The Arrival Teacher Resource

The Arrival Teacher Resource | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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A teaching unit for Shaun Tan's The Arrival. Linked to the National Curriculum with helpful activities. 

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A visual history of human knowledge

A visual history of human knowledge | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data -- from languages to dynasties -- using trees and networks of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.
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Some interesting historical perspectives on how we 'see' knowledge in visual representations over the centuries. 

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▶ Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy - YouTube

The filmmaker touches on topics ranging from violence in films to the preservation of classic movies. If you liked this video, please consider subscribing to...
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Scorsese argues for visual literacy in school education

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Here's A Map Of The World From A New Yorker's Point Of View

Here's A Map Of The World From A New Yorker's Point Of View | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
And it's completely to scale.
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A little whimsical map from the 1970s New York

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17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle

17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Australia is a REALLY big country. Seriously.
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Map comparisons are often more compelling that land area statistics. Either way Australia is big

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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s...
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Haunting is the correct word. How could this have been permitted over so long a period? And why do we permit it today via sweatshops and human trafficking?

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Gus Gordon - books

Gus Gordon - books | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Gus Gordon has some wonderful books with many resources for using them in the classroom . Particularly love Herman and Rosie, set in a previous era in New York City. 

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The Film Space | Teaching Trailers | Winter 2014-15

The Film Space | Teaching Trailers | Winter 2014-15 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The Primary and Secondary editions feature 30 trailers for current and upcoming cinema releases, available free of charge to educators across the UK.
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Wonderful resource which has PG and G rated trailers with lesson ideas about how to teach key visual and filmic elements. 

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Father And Daughter Michaël Dudok de Wit - YouTube

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Beautiful story and storytelling. Emotional power using movement and gesture. Delightful yet sad tale. 

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Little People - a tiny street art project

Little People - a tiny street art project | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Always something very cute about little people - artist site is here http://slinkachu.com/little-people

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Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story

Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I upload sets of photos to my photoblog and use images to liven up posts here all the time, but until this year I never thought much about the overarching stories my choices of images tell. I used ...
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Three picture stories - simple ways to tell a story with three photos

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
50 Resources For Teaching With iPads
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A collection of collections about iPads and useful apps. Can't vouch for each link here but an up to date collection of current links and sites. 

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How to Read a Wordless Book - Resources-Shaun Tan and The Arrival

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A wiki with many many links to Shaun Tan's work - articles, teaching ideas and his own website. 

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