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Zeitgeist: Visual Literacy A Spirit of our Age and Time

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Zeitgeist is German meaning a reflection of the culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation. This image reflects the stand-off of Europe's fiscal cliff.  View more at this interesting site.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:04 PM

Zeitgeist is a term used to reflect culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:12 PM

Incredible post with awesome and inspiring links, clearly illustrating our changing cultural reliance on visual text and visual literacy along. The photo above is one example - the Shuttle on its way to its next 'home' drives by as two ball-players are otherwise engaged.  Photo is by Wally Skalij/Getty Images and brilliantly expresses our modern culture in ways words might fall short - clearly illustrating the  communicative power of an image.

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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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6 ideas to consider in smart city development

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After the recent MWC event in Barcelona, we were thinking about the state of smart city development going forward. Here are 6 key things to think about.
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Wolfram: Computation Meets Knowledge

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Wolfram, creators of the Wolfram Language, Wolfram|Alpha, Mathematica, Development Platform, Data Science Platform, Finance Platform
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The UAB Mix - Innovations in online education

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Call-in chemistry, sketching breakthroughs and a choose-your-own-adventure course in pain. Over the past five years, enrollment in online classes a
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World Economic Forum opens "Industry 4.0" center in San Francisco's Presidio

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The World Economic Forum opened its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, a new space for accelerating technology adoption.
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Open Education Week

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During the Open Education Week, EDEN offers the following online events: There will also be an #EDENChat session on 29 March, led by Antonella Poce and Fabio Nascimbeni on the topic of MOOCs and so…
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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

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Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 6:59 AM
Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

 

In an educational setting, curation has a ton of potential as an academic task. Sure, we’re used to assigning research projects, where students have to gather resources, pull out information, and synthesize that information into a cohesive piece of informational or argumentative writing. This kind of work is challenging and important, and it should remain as a core assignment throughout school, but how often do we make the collection of resources itself a stand-alone assignment?

 

That’s what I’m proposing we do. Curation projects have the potential to put our students to work at three different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy:

 

  • Understand, where we exemplify and classify information
  • Analyze, where we distinguish relevant from irrelevant information and organize it in a way that makes sense
  • Evaluate, where we judge the quality of an item based on a set of criteria

 

If we go beyond Bloom’s and consider the Framework for 21st Century Learning put out by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, we’ll see that critical thinking is one of the 4C’s listed as an essential skill for students in the modern age (along with communication, creativity, and collaboration) and a well-designed curation project requires a ton of critical thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/

 

Kim Flintoff's comment, April 23, 8:35 PM
Identified some of this years ago in: http://clt.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/flintoff.html
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 24, 2:11 PM

Curation activates critical thinking. 

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Best Practices for Building A Digital Portfolio

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Google Earth VR Is A Great Tool for Taking Students in Virtual Field Trips

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Researchers find millions of .edu accounts, passwords available on Dark Web

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News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Surfing for Model-Based Definition Waves of Knowledge > ENGINEERING.com

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Elysium conference in Surf City provides waves of knowledge: collaboration/interoperability tools and MBD.
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12 Important Tips to Get Precise Google Search Results

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An Important Conversation About Student Privacy

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We share an interview we did with graduate students on student privacy and publishing student work on the web.
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Stepik.org

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A free learning platform for computer science. Making automated assessment software accessible to everyone!
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Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes

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Because students often turn to online news for their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help separate truth from fiction.
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