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An Intimate Look at Impoverished Homes Around the World - My Modern Metropolis

An Intimate Look at Impoverished Homes Around the World - My Modern Metropolis | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Macedonia
Renowned photographer Steve McCurry takes us on an insightful journey, sharing the varied definitions of home from around the world in his series…
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Challenging images of poverty from around the globe.

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The Art of Illustration | Off Book | PBS

Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, fr...
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A history of illustrations and illustrators from 19th century to the present

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Great Classroom Poster: 'Don't be mean behind the screen!'

Great Classroom Poster: 'Don't be mean behind the screen!' | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Great classroom idea! Don't be mean behind the screen.

Via Andrea Zeitz
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Clear and helpful classroom guide 

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How To Cite An App

How To Cite An App | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
How To Cite An App: APA style citation
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Just so you know how to cite an app when you are blogging or essay writing in a formal fashion

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I’m Not There: A Photographer Captures his own Shadow | Colossal

I’m Not There: A Photographer Captures his own Shadow | Colossal | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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Reflections...

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Street Signs Get Altered in Humorous Ways

Street Signs Get Altered in Humorous Ways | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In the streets of Europe are all sorts of road signs. Whether for automobiles, motorcycles, buses or pedestrians, these signs direct you where or where
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Amusing variations on street signs with playful twist

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In Color: Paris On the Eve of World War 1

In Color: Paris On the Eve of World War 1 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Welcome to Paris in 1914.It was a time when automobiles were few, the bohemian lifestyle was flourishing, and Picasso was painting guitars 

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25 Creative Macbook Skins Using the Apple Logo

25 Creative Macbook Skins Using the Apple Logo | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
As sleek and clean as Apple products are, you can't really blame people for trying to spice things up a little.
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50 Riddles to challenge your students

50 Riddles to challenge your students | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Ok - not visual but gets kids thinking when you need a break between activities.

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Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #5

Homemade animations - just print out one transparency and the images, from this page. 

http://amazingstuff.co.uk/art/amazing-moire-animations/

 

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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!
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Some great historical maps here of countries that have disappeared from our globe. Also gives you a short history lesson in the process.

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Mind-Blowing HD Photographs of the Sun

Mind-Blowing HD Photographs of the Sun | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you're like most of us, your parents told you not to stare at the sun... but photographer and novice astronomer Alan Friedman didn't listen to that
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The sun, up close and personal

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Paperman - Full Animated Short Film

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes th...
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Great little film for classroom use - no dialogue, just soundtrack and visuals.

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Villa Honegg - A Luxury Hotel with the Most Beautiful Pool View in the World

Villa Honegg - A Luxury Hotel with the Most Beautiful Pool View in the World | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

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Amazing.

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Air Drive Photography

Air Drive Photography | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Le français Renaud Marion a imaginé cette superbe série d'images sobrement intiulée "Air Drive". Volontairement rétro-futuriste afin de montrer comment le
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Yes please. One of each.

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Stellar Photo Manipulations the Old Fashioned Way

Stellar Photo Manipulations the Old Fashioned Way | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Photo manipulations have been a mainstay of photography, even before the advent of Photoshop, but with the ubiquitous use of program by everyone and th
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Old school style photo shop

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Photos of Classrooms with students around the World

Photos of Classrooms with students around the World | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

All around the world, children are learning. They are learning all sorts of subjects and preparing for life and work in the world. An  quirky set of images of classrooms from everyone - all students just staring at the camera in a neutral manner. 

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Jay Fleck: Illustrating the Childhood Imagination

Jay Fleck: Illustrating the Childhood Imagination | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If there is one word to sum up the illustrations of Jay Fleck, it would have to be "FUN".
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Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

Just started experimenting with augmented reality - the app is free from here - http://www.aurasma.com

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What Schools Can Learn From the World of Photography | Connected Principals

What Schools Can Learn From the World of Photography | Connected Principals | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it

Some musings about digital photography in schools.

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