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Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Captain Kirk, Spiderman, and Power Rangers As Egyptian Hieroglyphics | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you ever wondered what X-Men would've looked like circa 3200 BC today's your lucky day.
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Were hieroglyphics the first comics? Read on

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.
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Amazing photographs using natural light - great photographic skills here. 

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Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography?

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you think typography is simply about personal whim this infographic should go a long way towards disabusing you of your ignorance.
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Typography and fonts - some basic principles

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Coolest Architectural Movie Houses Illustrated - Design Milk

Coolest Architectural Movie Houses Illustrated - Design Milk | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Federico Babina's series of illustrations that takes a look at iconic pieces of architecture in film and turns them into vintage-looking posters.
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not so much for education but great retro poster designs of houses from famous movies

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People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image

People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
"It's special to see yourself like this." That's what one woman says when a mannequin resembling herself is unveiled.
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Wonderful resource to explore body image and physical appearance with kids as well as  issues around disability. 

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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.
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Creating visuals with words - alternatives to Wordle

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Restless America: state-to-state migration in 2012

Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving their families to o...
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How do you read this infographic? A conceptual image which classifies data in a creative way

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5 Beatles fans re-create a photo Ringo Starr took of them 50 years ago

5 Beatles fans re-create a photo Ringo Starr took of them 50 years ago | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In February, 1964, the Beatles arrived in New York for their first American tour, and word spread that they would be landing at John F.
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Love a before and after shot

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A happy and straightforward protester

A happy and straightforward protester | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
At a gathering of Veterans for Peace about a year and half ago... (from Shutterbugtrin, via Reddit...
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Clear visual message

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Remix Teaching

Remix Teaching | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Pedagogy x Technology x Pop Culture | by Dan Callahan
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This could have some good resources including BETA test of the Green Screen app Doink

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The "One iPad" Classroom

The "One iPad" Classroom | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don't despair! There are app...
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SImple tips if you just have one ipad to use in your classroom

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the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

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A little inspiration from kids who make music in slums built on landfill

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Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S.

Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S. | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Infographics are all over the place nowadays. How do you know which ones to trust? Follow these three easy steps to save yourself from getting duped.
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Very helfpul information for critical literacy and analysis of infographics

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Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over a century of photographic history on one poster.
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An abridged visual history of cameras

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Infographic: The Evolution Of The Batman Logo, From 1940 To Today

Infographic: The Evolution Of The Batman Logo, From 1940 To Today | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Um Bruce how about some brand consistency?
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The evolution of the Batman logo

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Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s...

Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s... | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark


Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.
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How amazing ! 13th century drawings from school kids in Russia 

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Iconic movie sets that were miniature models [11 pictures]

Iconic movie sets that were miniature models [11 pictures] | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Many epic movie scenes use miniature sets and film it so it all looks life-size. It's simpler than only relying on CGI...and it's simpler than actually building Hogwarts Castle or Gotham City, too. Here are just a few examples...
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See how movies are made - visual design and scale, as well as how images are 'created' to look like reality but... What a fun job to create theses models!

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Short films for the study of primary English

Short films for the study of primary English | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
NSW English K-10 is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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A pinterst site with a selection of short films and trailers to use for the new English syllabus in Australia. 

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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” The CEO, Debbie Sterling,...
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Challenging gender roles - a really great commercial that will spark good discussion

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30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful.
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Incredibly moving images

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Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures]

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures] | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history.
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The power of colour to create a contemporary feel or an historical one - the semiotic resource of visual modality and coding orientation ( see Shape of Text to Come p66-69 - http://www.petaa.edu.au/resources/shape-of-text-to-come

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Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games -

Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games In this age of social media, edtech, smartphones, tablets and MOOCs, software applications play a larger role than ever in...
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Taking digital stuff to the next level with coding in the classroom

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Some great resources here for helping students develop their design and coding skills. 

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Syllabus Bites - Creating digital and multimodal texts - Overview

Syllabus Bites - Creating digital and multimodal texts - Overview | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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A website bringing together various resources for creating digital and multimodal texts

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Famous Logos in Communism | StockLogos.com

Famous Logos in Communism | StockLogos.com | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Some historical visual literacy fun and references to the Soviet communist  era

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