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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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How sampling transformed music

How sampling transformed music | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
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Remix explored by  musician and producer Mark Ronson. Multimodal mixing with some hip hop history

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Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers

Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Visual language Lab: Researching the structure and cognition of the visual language of comics
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From a psychology viewpoint, looking at how comics mirror the syntax of written language and how readers react when structure is disrupted. Also a variety of other publications around comics and visual language.

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Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 196

Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 196 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Page 196 of the webcomic 'Stand Still. Stay Silent'
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Beautiful  languages family tree, from a webcomic. Branches and leaves are proportional in terms of populations speaking each language. 

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▶ Beds - IKEA - Commercial Ad - YouTube

IKEA Adverts & Commercials Archive Beds The third in the series of "The Wonderful Everyday" IKEA UK campaign. The first part of the campaign launches with th...
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Read this extract from The Tempest, discuss what it might look and feel like, then view this IKEA advert to see how imagination and creativity can be played out. Wonderful commercial! 

Such stuff as dreams are made on

Prospero:
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158

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Stop-Motion Parkour - YouTube

We can't actually do flips and tricks in real life, so we applied a bit of video magic. Follow us on Facebook for updates on all the cool things we're workin...
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Stop motion super heroes - creative and fun way of doing an action movie that you can be the star of.

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Lewis Hine

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While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.
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Lewis Hine quote is an interesting take on credulity and critical literacy practices. 

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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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Halloween Ear Training Insider: Horror Film Music Secrets Uncovered

Halloween Ear Training Insider: Horror Film Music Secrets Uncovered | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
What makes a Halloween film score creepy?Turn down the volume on your favorite Halloween horror film and suddenly the movie goes from scary to silly. Why is tha
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Resources to think about how sound and music work with visual texts.  Multimodal elements working together in horror films is powerful. 

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Getting Graphic: Introducing Graphic Novels to the Classroom - Resources and Inspiration

Getting Graphic: Introducing Graphic Novels to the Classroom - Resources and Inspiration | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
It is undeniable that we live in a new media age. In this age, literacy requires students to be able to make meaning from information in a wide variety of formats, one of the most prevalent being v...
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An overview of graphic novels and related theory

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Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 195

Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 195 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Page 195 of the webcomic 'Stand Still. Stay Silent'
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A wonderful visual representation of the Nordic languages and how they relate to each other. 

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Letters From Schwarzville

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Illustrator Viviane Schwarz collects ideas and examples from picture books to typography in her blog. 

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Shaun Tan invites you into his studio - YouTube

Academy Award winner, illustrator and author Shaun Tan takes you through the creative process in the privacy of his studio. Shaun Tan's award winning animati...
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Shows that a quick, messy picture is what this illustrator starts with. It's not all about 'confidently drawing stuff' but having the 'freedom to make mistakes' as you draw. 

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7-Year-Old Redesigns Sauce Label To Look Less Like It Contains Cat Poop

7-Year-Old Redesigns Sauce Label To Look Less Like It Contains Cat Poop | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Harry Deverill had no idea what the label of his favorite sauce was even supposed to be. Now his design is on store shelves across Britain.
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Love this! A kid sees bad design and offers to re-draw it for the company. Look at the original sauce bottle image - it does look like cat poo.

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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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