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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.

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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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Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education

Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Next time you decide to complain about taking the bus to school, you might want to think again. In various parts of the world, some children go to extr
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Dedication to education - think about the 'challenges' we have in getting to school compared to these kids. Amazing photographs.

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Arte callejero y señales de tráfico // Street art and traffic signs (by Clet Abraham)

Arte callejero y señales de tráfico // Street art and traffic signs (by Clet Abraham) | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Si prestas atención a tu alrededor en las principales ciudades de Europa, probablemente puedas apreciar el arte del francés Clet Abraham, quien tiene la debilidad de modificar las señales de tráfic...
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The text is in Spanish, but the signs say it all - playful fun modifying street signs

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Find Great and Free To Use Public Domain Images on Pixabay

Find Great and Free To Use Public Domain Images on Pixabay | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Find and share stunning public domain images.

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Public use images for all types of presentations - book mark this one

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Mike Ellsworth's comment, March 6, 2013 2:38 PM
Thanks for the reScoop, John!
Zakariyya Spain's comment, March 12, 2013 8:30 PM
Thanks Robin. Seems like something I have been looking for.
AnnC's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:43 PM

got photos?

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I'm starting to think Lego is evil

I'm starting to think Lego is evil | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Well, maybe not evil, but “highly problematic.”
First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate...
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Media literacy and visual representations that Lego present - some good ideas here to reflect on re. advertising and kids

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Two Superb, Hand-Drawn Maps of London

Two Superb, Hand-Drawn Maps of London | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
When I visited Rome last summer I picked up a free, hand-drawn map of the city. To be honest I wasn't expecting much, but when I started navigating usi
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Beautiful maps of London, hand drawn, showing current places with historic sensibilities. 

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Visual literacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading.

The term “visual literacy” is credited to John Debes, co-founder of the International Visual Literacy Association.[1] In 1969 Debes offered a tentative definition of the concept: “Visual literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences.”[2] A white paper drawn up in January 2004, defines visual literacy as "understanding how people perceive objects, interpret what they see, and what they learn from them." [3] However, because multiple disciplines such as visual literacy in education, art history and criticism, rhetoric, semiotics, philosophy, information design, and graphic design make use of the term visual literacy, arriving at a common definition of visual literacy has been contested since its first appearance in professional publications.

Since technological advances continue to develop at an unprecedented rate, educators are increasingly promoting the learning of visual literacies as indispensable to life in the information age. Similar to linguistic literacy (meaning making derived from written or oral human language) commonly taught in schools, most educators would agree that literacy in the 21st Century has a wider scope.[4] Educators are recognizing the importance of helping students develop visual literacies in order to survive and communicate in a highly complex world.

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The wikipedia entry on visual literacy. 

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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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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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よわよわカメラウーマン日記

よわよわカメラウーマン日記 | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Lives in Tokyo with two cats.Photographs mainly levitating self-portraits (and cats not levitating).yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning
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Levitation photography - no photoshop, just practice with fast speed setting on your camera. There is a how to video link here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xaSH0d60Zso

 

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Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets

Vintage Predictions of Life on Other Planets | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In 1939, we knew much less about our solar system, so much less that these illustrations by Frank R. Paul may have really made people wonder about what
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Llife on other planets, based on science in the 1930's. Some intersting ideas here and classic illustrations

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Proctor's Palace Theatre

Proctor's Palace Theatre | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
RKO Proctor’s Theatre opened in Newark, NJ on November 25, 1915 as the Proctor’s Palace Theatre. The architect was John W. Merrow, the nephew of Proctor theater circuit owner Frederick F. Proctor. ...
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Abandoned theatres always feel like the loss of a era and of pleasure. An amazing series by Matt Lambros as he takes a roadtrip across America. http://afterthefinalcurtain.net

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How To Capture Ideas at Presentations and Events by Doing Visual Recording on the iPad

Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.

She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.

As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-capture-ideas-visually-with-the-ipad/

 

 

 

 


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Visual note taking on the ipad

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Karen Dietz's comment, March 26, 2013 11:07 AM
Wonderful Beth! I look forward to getting to know her more.
Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:36 PM

Mind mapping technoques with IPad

designandtech's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:59 PM

Great ideas and excellent modelling from Rachel. I like her suggestion that you can practise using Youtube or TED talks and create your charts as you follow along. Amazing. Thanks for scooping, Rod!

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LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends

LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Watch Part 2: The LEGO Boys’ Club LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of... Watch Part 2: The LEGO...
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Consider how visual imagery represents gender in these really helpful videos from Feminist Frequency. 

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The Australian Curriculum v4.2 Literacy - Introduction

The Australian Curriculum v4.2 Literacy - Introduction | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
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useful australian curriculum site

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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
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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.

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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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