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9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education

9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
From elementary school to grad school, technology is changing the way schools teach and students learn. One of the more common technologies leading this change is the Apple iPad.
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These may make things clearer, or perhaps just add to the confusion about technology and education?

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Infographic: Fonts + Colors that Drive the World's Top Brands

Infographic:  Fonts + Colors that Drive the World's Top Brands | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

'We took a look at the world’s top 100 brands to determine which fonts, colors and formats were the most popular choices. Our infographic provides some good food for thought if you’ve hit a road block on your latest logo design.'


Via Lauren Moss
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study of brands and colours

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40 More Cool Optical Illusions in Photos

40 More Cool Optical Illusions in Photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Seeing how much you liked our first selection of optical illusions, we figured it was high time to show you more. We've spent a lot of time looking for more incredible examples of illusions in photos, and we must say it was much harder this time.
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Lots of photographs with 'natural' illusions

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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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Watch

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4 part series on remix = really useful for university level classes and discussion. 

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These Photos of a Ukrainian Roofer Will Give You Vertigo

These Photos of a Ukrainian Roofer Will Give You Vertigo | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
When people think of being a professional photographer, they don’t often think of it as being a high risk career. But, once taking a look at these photographs one might reconsider.
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Amazing high angle shots- dont look if you get vertigo 

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‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com

‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com
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How great! Check out her facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/floraborsiphotography

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Rooms of Objects Explode Around Their Owners

Rooms of Objects Explode Around Their Owners | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
What if all the inanimate objects that surround you one day took flight? France based photographer Cerise Doucede had that idea and has now brought it
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Exploding rooms - you can see the strings, which is intentional. No photoshopping here. Looks great. 

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Colin Hesterly

Colin Hesterly | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Colin Hesterly is a member of Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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 Trailers that pay homage to 1950's style cartooning and cultural icons and themes. Short films to explore and reflect on.

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Film director Martin Scorsese appeals for ‘visual literacy’

Film director Martin Scorsese appeals for ‘visual literacy’ | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Film director Martin Scorsese urged Americans on Monday to pay greater heed to "visual literacy" and to embrace their rich cinema heritage before it literally fades away.
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i see what he means....

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Y&R New York / Dell / Annie

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Year 5 girl makes flight possible, using a green screen ( with a little help from  video producers). Extension of the levitation idea- http://yowayowacamera.com/banana/20110530021208.html

 

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Ads Worth Spreading: See The 10 Most World-Changing Ads, According To TED

Ads Worth Spreading: See The 10 Most World-Changing Ads, According To TED | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Communicating on behalf of a brand can be tricky business. A decent idea once passed through the brand’s filter and massaged and molded to hit key messaging targets can come out the other side a shell of its possible self.

Via Shaun Pietersma
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Great ideas, great ads, via TED

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One more for fun...

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Daredevil Hangs Off Tall Buildings

Daredevil Hangs Off Tall Buildings | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
There seems to be a trend happening in Eastern European countries. It's "Let's climb the highest buildings, bridges and towers in our region and then p
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Do not try this at home! ( or anywhere)

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Times Square (by Joel Meyerowitz, 1962)

Times Square (by Joel Meyerowitz, 1962) | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
"La cámara pequeña me enseñó la energía y la decisión e inmediatez... La cámara grande me enseñó respeto, paciencia, y meditación." - Joel Meyerowitz // "The small camera taught me energy and decis...
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Classic 60's photo

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Dangle - Short Film

"This is a short film from the BFi called Dangle"

 

 

There are so many ways this short film could be used. There are many teacher resources available using this film as a prompt to discuss story structure and the use of the visual to determine what is going on. Use it to help children understand how  to "show not tell" in their writing through creating great imagery using precise vocabulary to relate meaning.


Via Von Sawers
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Excellent for discussing visual grammar like different shot types and angles. 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
As a nod to the Academy Awards, VideoAmy has created a playlist with videos and resources for teaching with movies and exploring media literacy.
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Excellent film and visual literacy resources, including youtube links to short videos. 

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Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art

Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you love food, then this new project by photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnes will certainly make your mouth water. The two pro
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Cut away cross sections - of food. Some unusual artworks using food. But how did they do the coffee one?

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Historical Figures Get a Modern Makeover

Historical Figures Get a Modern Makeover | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
To celebrate its new series, The Secret Life Of ..., the UK's history TV channel Yesterday commissioned artists to work with historians to provide a mo
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History updated - some very cool images of famous folks updated 

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Matej Peljhan

Matej Peljhan | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Photo portfolio of Matej Peljhan
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Beautiful photo sets, especially those of kids with disabilities

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The Six Dollar Fifty Man

Directors - Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland Writer - Louis Sutherland Producer - Wendy Cuthbert
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Compelling and delightful short film about growing up, seemingly from a past era in New Zealand. Not for kids, but a film about kids. 

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Abstract in Motion: Mind Bending Gif Animations

Abstract in Motion: Mind Bending Gif Animations | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
These gif animations by Zagreb based Paolo ?eri? are just sexy. He combines a triple threat of techniques - Processing, Cinema 4D and After Effects - t
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Basic Animation techniques create animated gif files. These ones are amazingly complex and hypnotizing. 

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Follow the Frog

Follow the Frog is a finalist in the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards! With your help we can win. Vote now: http://www.youtube.com/DoGooder And remember that ...
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Good cause and great example of storytelling in 3 minutes

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Coca Cola Security Cameras new commercial

Very nice new commercial from Coca Cola http://www.coca-colablog.com/brands/coca-cola-security-cameras/ © Coca Cola Company
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The grainy nature of securty cameras is one coding orientation that means something different to other types of footage. Great ad. 

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Explore Rooms - Geffrye UK

Explore Rooms - Geffrye UK | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Explore the different rooms at the Geffrye including the period rooms and restored almshouse
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History of homes - living rooms from 1630 to the present, at the Geffrye Museum, London.

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