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Hollywood vs. New York

Four decades of celluloid New York annihilation distilled into one musical montage. Music: "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin
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Fanstastic montage of all the disasters ever visited upon New York City

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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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Disney's 12 Principles Of Animation, In A Cartoon

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, the old men of Walt Disney, made laws of physics just for cartoons.
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Principles of animation and movement from classic Disney

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▶ 100 Days of Dance - YouTube

Bucket List #117: Complete 100 days of dance Technically it was around 120 something days but 100 days sounds better. I had a GoPro camera set up on my cabin...
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Great editing for this viral video!

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:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog

:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This morning's post is a little random I'm afraid.  A combination of photos and locations from the last two days of wander
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Sprout is a wonderful local photographer.  I used one of his photos in my book The Shape of Text to come http://www.petaa.edu.au/resources/shape-of-text-to-come

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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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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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▶ 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

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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

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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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The Golden Age of Children's Literature - YouTube

Peter Hunt, author of 'An Introduction to Children's Literature', discusses the golden age of children's literature, starting in the 1860s with Charles Kings...

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Some history of children's literature and books 

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A journey from childhood classics through to the modern day take on quality children's literature

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The Rise Of Sadvertising: Why Brands Are Determined To Make You Cry

The Rise Of Sadvertising: Why Brands Are Determined To Make You Cry | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Have you been brought to tears by an ad, or five, over the last while? It's not hormones/your meds/the lunar cycle/the polar vortex. Here, we look at...
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Sadvertising? Some detailed discussion about how ads use emotions to persuade us. 

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The Deadliest Animal in the World

The Deadliest Animal in the World | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Bill Gates introduces Mosquito Week on his personal blog, the Gates Notes. Everything posted this week is dedicated to this deadly creature. Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
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Infographics using line size to show numerical levels of the deadliest killer animals

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British Pathé - YouTube

British Pathé - YouTube | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspe...
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Amazing historic film archive made available to public on youtube - great opportunities for looking back in time!

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