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A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about

A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Via Andrea Zeitz
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Visual representation of key educational learning theories - there's a lot there but you may know quite a few of them already.

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Defend press freedom, 2 | Ads of the World™

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Defend press freedom, 2 | Ads of the World™ | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

y clyInformation is ammunition. Advertising Agency: Juniper Park, Toronto, Canada Executive Creative Directors: Terry Drummond, Alan Madill, Barry Quin

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Very clever advertising series on freedom of the press. Information is ammunition - look closely

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Your Best Mad Men Ad Mash-Ups

Your Best Mad Men Ad Mash-Ups | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
When we asked how you would tag the blank Mad Men posters currently gracing subway platforms across the city we expected a couple submissions. Instead we got dozens.
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Mad men posters re-mixed across city subway posters. Mash up and participatory culture

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Beatboxing 101 - BEAT NYC

Beatboxing 101 - BEAT NYC | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
There’s no need for instruments to make music; you can use the greatest instrument of all, your own body. Members of BEAT NYC teach the basics of beatboxing (think trumpets, bass drums, and everything in between), all while driving around New York City picking up a few friends.
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Okay it's about music and beatboxing, all part of multimodal texts, but this is a great little video teaching how to beatbox

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Greenpeace: LEGO — Everything is NOT awesome | Ads of the World™

Greenpeace: LEGO — Everything is NOT awesome | Ads of the World™ | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
URL: http://www.legoblockshell.org We love LEGO. You love LEGO. Everyone loves LEGO. But when LEGO's halo effect is being used to sell propaganda t
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An excellent use of music to complement the still shots of LEGO creatures sinking under oil. The parody of the LEGO movie and dong got them into some trouble, with the down beat "everything is awesome" making a strong point 

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Study Links Junk Food Logos To Obesity

Study Links Junk Food Logos To Obesity | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Kids who could identify golden arches and other junk food logos had higher BMIs than their brand-ignorant peers, researchers found.
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Important links between not just being visually literate but critically literate. Knowing how images work also means knowing that effective images can influence  passive acceptance of ideas and behaviours. 

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Kindergarten Jitterbugs | Dancing Through Each Day!

Kindergarten Jitterbugs | Dancing Through Each Day! | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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A well designed Aussie blog for kindergarten with effective layout and use of vides

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D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Peter
Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in
France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings
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Clever use of fades to show how the landscape has changed between the D Day landings and present day France. 

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wall displays

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Ideas fWall displays to support pupils learning English

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Ideas for visual displays in the classrooms for EAL learners - some helpful ideas here that are practical for all learners too. 

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Here I Am by Patti Kim Book Trailer - YouTube

Experience a young boy's journey to a new life in a new country, a new world full of possibility, and a new future of hope. This wordless picture book tells ...
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Book trailer for the wordless picture book Here I am. The story of a child's move to a new land and the challenges, all with no text and a watercolour aesthetic. 

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This Gorgeous iPad Science Book Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

This Gorgeous iPad Science Book Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
What if you could touch an old timey science book to learn more?
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Some nice possibilities here for interactive learning with a simple science iPad app

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These Optical Illusions Destroyed My Brain. For Some Reason, I Can't Look Away...

These Optical Illusions Destroyed My Brain. For Some Reason, I Can't Look Away... | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Yes, your mind IS playing tricks on you.
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For those interested in how the brain processes optical illusions

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Losing Nemo

Most people are aware that the oceans aren't doing so well, but what is going on exactly? 'Losing Nemo' is a six-minute, 3D-animated film about the state of the…
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This film, made by a group of international animators, uses storytelling to both persuade and inform about the state of the oceans. With it's CC share and download options, excellent resource for students. There is a blog site with images about how the film was created  http://mrleetv.tumblr.com

Also the sources for the facts they quote -  http://www.theblackfish.org/film/facts/

Excellent resource for classroom use. 

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Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald

Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald
Children's Book Council announces 'stronger' shortlist for awards 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
The quality, however, is better than ever.

Via Emily lamb
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Children's book council always have some challenging texts nominated for awards. Picture books and novels here 

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Emily lamb's curator insight, April 12, 7:24 PM

An award short list to keep an eye on! should inform book choices in the classroom, and will as a parent also. Interested to see baby bedtime mentioned as love reading that with my son! Historical fiction for younger readers seems to be a category to watch?!

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'The Invisible Discriminator' - Stop. Think. Respect. - YouTube

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are? Subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. ...
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Powerful video about racism and discrimination, using subtle images and effective voice over

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10 Awesome Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides

10 Awesome Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
It's summer, and we're all a little hot. Time to hit the waterslide park with photographer Krista Long.
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Catching movement and speed as people shoot out a tube- strong action vectors

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LEGO, how will you rebuild what Shell destroys?

LEGO, how will you rebuild what Shell destroys? | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Sign the petition to ask LEGO to cut ties with Shell and save the Arctic. Don't let Shell pollute our children's minds!
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The companion site to the protest video

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Greenbees - YouTube

Greenbees - Save the bees, save the humans. http://sos-bees.org/greenbees The Greenbees are mobilizing to protest against pesticides sold by agro chemical co...
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Timely and powerful play on the role of activism, but with bees out to save themselves and us too.  Green peace has some excellent video advertising. 

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▶ 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art - YouTube

by Philip Scott Johnson Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma Nominated as Most Creative Video 2...
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This montage not only explores the changes in artistic styles but also in representation of women across the ages. The artists page gives more information about each piece - http://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm

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Solar System Tour from the sun to pluto

Travel around the solar system look at the starts, earth and saturns rings and see how the planets align for years to come. Compare pluto's orbit to our own.
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Visually rich interactive activity for the classroom. Quite complex settings possible. 

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12 Books to Encourage Children to Look at Art

12 Books to Encourage Children to Look at Art | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The books on this booklist introduce kids to art and artists in the comfort of their own homes. Several books include reproductions of great artwork (e.g. Vincent's Colors, Feed Matisse's Fish, I S...

Via Mark Tipping
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Nice links here to picture books for classroom use as well. 

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Mark Tipping's curator insight, March 23, 11:59 PM

This page contains a list of 12 children's books about art. The books are a great way of integrating literature with art and introducing students to different  artists and artistic styles.

 

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Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

wordportfolio website for illustration and film design

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A wordless picturebook, with an author website, giving a book trailer and making of information. 

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Wordless Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

SomeExplore Reading Rockets's hand-picked collection of Pins about Wordless Picture Books on Pinterest. | See more about picture books, underground railroad and googly eyes.

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Some wordless picture books reviewed via pinterest with links to Amazon to see more. 

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Made by Bells Design

Made by Bells Design | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.
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Free photos to use from Ryan McGuire, who  has a good eye. Use for any purpose. 

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▶ For the Love of Mountains - YouTube

Nature lovers will enjoy this video, which walks you through the world's most interesting mountains - from the highest in altitude to the hardest to climb, t...
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An animated factual text that both classifies and analyses features of mountains using simple image and text

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The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013

The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Animated videos are quickly becoming a leading medium of choice for impactful story telling. That's hardly surprising, considering how difficult it is to grab -
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A collection of storytelling videos, informing and persuading, using story and fact. Great variety of ways to get a message across. 

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