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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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MIT TechTV : Collection New Media Literacies

MIT TechTV : Collection New Media Literacies | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

New Media Literacies is a research project established at MIT's Comparative Media Studies program and now at USC Annenberg School for Communication. Their central goal is to engage educators and learners in today's participatory culture.

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The Heart of Innovation: Creativity Exercises for the Mind

The Heart of Innovation: Creativity Exercises for the Mind | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Idea Champions is a consulting and training company specializing in creativity, innovation, team building, leadership and out of the box products.  Here is their blog on a variety of exercises for the creative innovative etcetc process!

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Healthy Ways to be an Information Consumer: "The Information Diet" by Clay Johnson

Healthy Ways to be an Information Consumer: "The Information Diet" by Clay Johnson | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The book-The Information Diet- provides a framework for consuming information in a healthy way, by showing you what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential in today's information age.

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Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings by Cecilia Paredes

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings by Cecilia Paredes | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Using body paints, costumes, make-up and endless patience, Peruvian-born artist Cecilia Paredes camouflages herself into the backgrounds of her photographic performance pieces. In her desire to blend with, and become one with, the landscape around her, she is recalling themes of relocation, displacement and migration.

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Mistylackey's curator insight, January 29, 2015 6:14 PM

Identity seen through migration, relocation and displacement. 

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Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom

Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

It's not enough to take a traditional K-12 classroom and fill it with technology...

The smart classroom requires a more methodic approach that factors in the design of the basic shell, the teacher's space, and the students' independent and collaborative work areas.Schools that ignore this step, said Issac Herskowitz, director of New York-based Touro College's instructional technology program, will wind up with smart classrooms that fall short of their goals. "Designing classrooms for today's learners requires a different approach than what's been traditionally employed in K-12 settings," said Herskowitz.

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Lenny is Back! Leonard Cohen’s New Album Streamed Free on NPR

Lenny is Back! Leonard Cohen’s New Album Streamed Free on NPR | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Fans of Leonard Cohen waited patiently for seven long years. Now it’s finally here. Cohen’s new album Old Ideas officially hits the streets next week. But it’s now streaming online for free courtesy of NPR. It will only last a limited time. So settle in now and listen to the ten tracks, which as Guardian critic Kitty Empire puts it, are not about “death, betrayal and God, juicy as these are,” but rather “the stuff that has made Cohen indispensable for six decades: desire, regret, suffering, misanthropy, love, hope, and hamming it up.” Yup-Lenny is back!

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Sir Ken Robinson: Learning Without Frontiers

Sir Ken Robinson: Learning Without Frontiers | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Edited highlights from Sir Ken Robinson's talk at Learning Without Frontiers recorded March 16th, 2011, London.

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Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom?

Are We Really Evaluating the Use of iPads in Our Classroom? | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

One of the things we need to be doing as educators is to critically evaluate the resources and learning experiences that we provide for our students. This is even more important when we are spending vast sums of public money to implement new or innovative hardware devices into our schools. At the moment only short term studies have been released showing the benefits or not of using 1:1 tablet programs. There are few that are easily accessible to teachers or that outline specific strategies for implementing tablet programs.

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Seven Unusual Creativity Boosters

Seven Unusual Creativity Boosters | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Everyone is creative: we can all innovate given time, freedom, autonomy, experience to draw on, perhaps a role model to emulate and the motivation to get on with it. But there are times when even the most creative person gets bored, starts going round in circles, or hits a cul-de-sac. So here are 7 unusual creativity boosters that research has shown will increase creativity.

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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.

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It’s Official: Students Want To Learn With Robots

It’s Official: Students Want To Learn With Robots | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

A recently published study by Latitude Research, the LEGO Learning Institute and Project Synthesis shows that kids today accept and probably expect that someday they’ll all be able to have friends like Data, the cute sentient android in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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The Current State of Bullying In Schools

The Current State of Bullying In Schools | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

To create bully-free classrooms, it’s necessary that we educate teachers, students and parents about the prevalence and consequences of it. We all believe a school should be a safe place for the children, a place where they can learn without fear or apprehension.

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Study Shows Children, Unlike Adults, Think Technology is Fundamentally Human

Study Shows Children, Unlike Adults, Think Technology is Fundamentally Human | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations. These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of its benefits. This deeply rooted acceptance gives kids a unique perspective on how technology can be further used to make our lives easier, and helps researchers predict future needs for innovation.

 

What can we learn from the digital natives?
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More Ways to Teach With Film: The 2011 Awards Season

More Ways to Teach With Film: The 2011 Awards Season | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

NYTimes two related resource collections: “Film in the Classroom” and “10 Ways to Teach the Oscars,” but here are some more ideas for teaching with this year’s films.

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Seven Tools for Creating Data Visualizations

Seven Tools for Creating Data Visualizations | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From Richard Byrne' Blog come seven tools that students can use to build data visualizations. -Seven tools that students can use to build data visualizations.

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Some of the BEST Street Art~Le meilleur du street art en 2011

Some of the BEST Street Art~Le meilleur du street art en 2011 | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Le street art, ou art urbain en français, connait un beau petit succès depuis quelques années, notamment avec son plus grand représentant : l’anglais Banksy ! Je vous propose ici les plus belles créations vues en 2011 !

Fabulous street art from around the world inluding the formidable English bloke Bansky

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Visionary Jim Henson's 1966 Film: Time Piece

From Jim Henson's 1966 Academy Award nominated short film. Henson, as the writer/producer/director/star, created the experimental short about the effect of time keeping on us all. The full video is available on iTunes

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Fabulous Infographic on the Psychology of Colour

Fabulous Infographic on the Psychology of Colour | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Colour is not as simple as it seems. According to this infographic from CertaPro Painters of Louisville, it evokes emotion and triggers your senses. With this in mind, the infographic beautifully explores colors that should and should not be used in interior decorating, as well as why certain colors are used in advertising.

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Curation: Pro's and Con's & 6 Principles

Curation: Pro's and Con's & 6 Principles | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Curation's not just for gallery owners anymore.

Zoom back 4-5 years, and curation was something only art gallery owners did. Now it’s such a hot topic that you need a guide to choose a curation tool.

Content curation’s a funny thing, though. It’s either the greatest thing for content marketers, or horrible malpractice. Or, in fact, it’s both. Here’s a simple post on content curation by Michael Gaasterland describing what it is.

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100 Years in 10 Minutes: A Quick Video of the Past Century

100 Years in 10 Minutes: A Quick Video of the Past Century | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

When you write history, you’re always confronted with the question: what facts and events will make it into your historical account, and which ones will be left out? When it comes to this viral video produced by Donolinio Studio, what makes the cut?

Great video footage with an American slant!

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IgniteCast: Create and Embed Multimedia Presentations

IgniteCast: Create and Embed Multimedia Presentations | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

IgniteCast-You do have to download the application but it’s worth it. Add just about any type of media, including PowerPoint slides and arrange them in a very familiar, PowerPoint-like interface. The narration tool is excellent and is a great way to add your personality to the presentation. You can even add background music.

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10 Time-Saving Web Tools

10 Time-Saving Web Tools | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The good news is the future of the Internet is “less about the searching and more about the getting,” as WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson wrote in a recent cover story. We now have tons of web apps at our fingertips that can minimize the amount of time we spend on the less glamorous details of making ideas happen.

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20 Hashtags For Teachers On Twitter

20 Hashtags For Teachers On Twitter | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh. And while those courses are essential, staying on top of the cutting edge of educational development is important as well. Through Twitter discussions, teachers can follow the latest in education, whether it’s educational technology or new ways to teach math. These 20 hashtags offer teachers a convenient way to become part of chats and discussions that share the absolute latest in education news, resources, and ideas.

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David Hockney's iPad Art On Display At Royal Academy

David Hockney's iPad Art On Display At Royal Academy | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

David Hockney may be 74 years old, but that doesn't mean he can't learn some new tricks. A new exhibition at the Royal Academy will feature many landscapes which Hockney drew on an iPad, then blew up and printed on paper.

It's a new direction for Hockney, and the artist admits he didn't take to the Apple device quickly. "It took me awhile to realize it's quite a serious tool you can use," he said.

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Holly Berndt's curator insight, May 29, 2015 8:57 PM

David Hockney, 74, creates digital paintings on an iPad using various apps. This article advertises an exhibition titled "David Hockney: A Bigger Picture" held at the Royal Academy in January 2012 - April 2012. Hockney creates iPad paintings, enlarges them and prints on multiple sheets of paper.

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Political Billboard Art by Peter Fuss

Political Billboard Art by Peter Fuss | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Peter Fuss is an artist who creates unique billboard pieces that attempts to bring attention and conversation to social and political issues of a broad spectrum.

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