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Voices from the Learning Revolution: Powerful Practices

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Voices from the Learning Revolution Blog. Here you'll find stories about connected and shifted learning. Meet our Voices and be part of the revolution. Educators from around the world post their thinking and thoughts-very powerful!

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011: What a year! Here's to 2012 being a more quiet and peaceful one.

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Very Clever Category: The Chromatic Typewriter Works of Art

Very Clever Category: The Chromatic Typewriter Works of Art | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Artist Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter to create works of art, replacing each key with a different hue that can paint on paper. A chromatic typewriter isn't by any means practical (the keys have to be manually reloaded with paint) - but the concept is still pretty interesting. Tyree's typewriter is currently a contender in the West Collection's annual artist competition. (and yes...there is an app for that!)

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How the Internet Is Ruining Everything: NYT

How the Internet Is Ruining Everything: NYT | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

David Weinberger, one of the authors of "The Cluetrain Manifesto" says the hyperlinked structure of the Internet has destroyed several millennia of Western thought and aspiration. He likes this, saying it is a better model of how the world really works.

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7 Ways to Tell Stories with PowerPoint

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PowerPoint is not inherently evil. It’s actually a great tool if you use it not to deliver information but to tell a story instead.

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5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook

5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
While it's been the bane of the school system for a long time, there are some real benefits to using Facebook in the classroom.
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Creativity @ it's Best: 3D Video -International Light Festival Torun, Poland

Video of  3D projection mapping creation for the Skyway International Light Festival in Toruń, Poland.

 

The story was about the festival's theme: the five elements (earth, fire, air, water and eather)
Limelight artists created their vision of the heliocentric theory by Nicolaus Copernicus who was born in Toruń.

Going through the elements while the sun is always there having a key role in nature,  lead to the idea of the heliocentric theory in which the planets are turning around the sun and not the earth.

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Five Big Changes: Future of Teacher Education

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In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow. They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning. They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.

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The Protégé Effect: Students teaching Students

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Students enlisted to tutor others, researchers have found, work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more effectively. In what scientists have dubbed “the protégé effect,” student teachers score higher on tests than pupils who are learning only for their own sake. But how can children, still learning themselves, teach others? One answer: They can tutor younger kids.

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China's Chocolate Theme Park: The Terracotta Army

China's Chocolate Theme Park: The Terracotta Army | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The World Chocolate Wonderland, located in Shanghai's Himalaya Art Museum, will showcase around 200 of the best art pieces using chocolate as its base material. Perhaps the most spectacular exhibit is a replica of the Terracotta Army of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, with each soldier moulded from chocolate.

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Alan Macdonald~Mother's Little Helper~

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Alan Macdonald Welcomes the 18th Century into his 21st Century Paintings

While there are many art historical influences to be seen in this work, Macdonald remains his own man, in full knowledge of the canon, playfully seducing the viewer with familiarity of style then subverting expectation of traditional narrative. Displacement of elements; the surreal juxtaposition of classical and industrial architecture, the adornment and status of costume with utilitarian functionality and the presence of consumer branding/ Pop elements in the same frame as traditions of historical painting and portraiture thankfully never allow the audience to get too comfortable.

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Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment

Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Stacy Stephens has created this amazing document of choices between iPad apps and Web 2.0 applications that can be used to employ types of formative assessments. It is organized to encourage a balanced approach to formative assessment so that teachers can easily see the various options they might have to encourage Write, Do, and Say in the classroom. Nice work Stacy!

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Way Cool Advent Calendar of Winter Related Websites

Way Cool Advent Calendar of Winter Related Websites | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Each new day during Decemenber open the window to reveal a great Christmas educational resource!

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IKEA: Homemade is Best Recipe Book (my kind of book!)

IKEA: Homemade is Best Recipe Book (my kind of book!) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Carl Kleiner was hired by IKEA to shoot the recipes for their new baking book called Hembakat är Bäst [Homemade is Best]. The amazing food styling has been created by Evelina Bratell.

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Luminous Landscapes of Pacific Northwest: Tyree Callahan

Luminous Landscapes  of Pacific Northwest: Tyree Callahan | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Tyree Callahan grew up in Bisbee, Arizona before moving to Bellingham, Washington, in 1993, and has this to say about his work:

"Nature is the best instructor an artist can have. I’m constantly amazed at the play of light through our moist air and over the varied landscape of the Pacific Northwest. I especially enjoy early morning light—that short interval of time just before the last of the fog burns off—and evening light, especially on humid evenings, when the atmosphere itself is aglow with evening’s hues. We live in an environment that can produce both vivid and somber landscapes, often both within an hour’s time.

 

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Conformity Isn’t a Recipe for Excellence: George Carlin

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Conformity Isn’t a Recipe for Excellence.

During the 1960s, George Carlin had something of an epiphany...

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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011: brainpickings.org

The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011: brainpickings.org | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

I so LOVE you Maria Popova and your amazing brainpickings.org

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From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick. This year’s best-of series looks at the finest art, design, and creativity books of 2011 — tomes that capture your imagination and encapsulate the richest spectrum of what it means to be a thoughtful, eloquent visual creator.

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Limelight Projection Artists

Limelight Projection Artists | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Limelight is a group of artists from Hungary doing art projections. They create different kinds of light installations on public spaces using high power projectors. Creations are especially planned and designed for that specific occasion and as well the facade or the public space that they redesign by projecting on it is always remains a very important part of our creation. Absolutely breath-taking!

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25 Beloved Street Art Photos

25 Beloved Street Art Photos | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Novemeber's installment of photos and videos of street art, graffiti and urban art from Street Art Utopia.

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The Kaleidoscope Mind: Ways to Teach Creativity

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The term kaleidoscope is Greek and is loosely interpreted as "an observer of beautiful forms." So what, then, is a kaleidoscope mind? The Hans family would say it's "a type of mind that is agile, flexible, self-aware, and informed by a diversity of experiences." It's a mind that is "able to perceive any given situation from a multitude of perspectives at will -- selecting from a rich repertoire of lenses or frameworks." They would say that a kaleidoscope mind is playful, and it must be able to "see patterns, connections, and relationships that more rigid minds miss."
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Salt of the Earth: Kelly McCollam's Paintings with Spices

Salt of the Earth: Kelly McCollam's Paintings with Spices | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Kelly is a fine art photographer from Cincinnati, OH.
For her fine art work, Kelly likes to use everyday objects, most notably salt, spices and food-coloring, to create unique, Pointillism inspired images, as in the series “Salt of the Earth.” Pictured here she re-created the famous Vincent Van Gogh paintings out of salt, food-coloring, and various spices. After each is created and then photographed, it is then swept away.

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Alan Macdonald~Marathon Man~

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Year in 60 seconds: 2011

A multimedia showcase of some of 2011's top stories, including Japan's tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.
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Sherry Turkle on Unitasking

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together", argues that society needs to move away from multitasking in favor of "unitasking". Turkle spoke at The Economist's Human Potential summit, September 14-15 2011 in New York City.

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