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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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Despite iPads: There is NOTHING Quite Like a Real Book

Last year, “crazedadman” and his wife reorganized a small bookshelf and recorded the project in an endearing stop motion film. This year, they took things to the next level, spending “sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto.” The rest speaks for itself.

Music by Grayson Matthews

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The Networked Era: Public Policy Tries to Play Catch Up to Technology

The Networked Era: Public Policy Tries to Play Catch Up to Technology | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The Internet may well have its downsides, but it also has the potential to make us collectively smarter, according to open-science advocate Michael Nielsen. In Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Nielsen argues that networked digital tools, such as discussion boards and online marketplaces, can make it easier for scientists to pool their data, share methodologies, and find far-flung collaborators. Even non-scientists are participating in large-scale citizen science projects. In Nielsen’s view, however, public policy has yet to catch up to technology.

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Educational Technology Journals on the Web

Educational Technology Journals on the Web | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Your guide to Educational Technology Journals and other ed tech goodies on the web.

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Confirmed: Apple’s January 19th Event in NYC will be about Education

Confirmed: Apple’s January 19th Event in NYC will be about Education | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Kristen Winkler says in her blog she has official confirmation from Apple that the event that is going to take place on January 19th in New York is about education.

Any bets on what areas it might be about?!

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Move Over 3 R’s, Here Come the 3 C’s

Move Over 3 R’s, Here Come the 3 C’s | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From Mark Brumley's blog...In the 20th Century, and probably back to the Renaissance, the “Three R’s”, reading, writing and arithmetic were arguably a good basis for education. Now we are in a new age and the Three R’s simply won’t do. We need to add what Mark calls the “Three C’s”. Create, Curate and Collaborate.

How very clever Mark-got to love it (and curate it as well!)

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Marshall McLuhan Speaks~Fantastic website worth watching & bookmarking (& watching again & again)

Marshall McLuhan Speaks~Fantastic website worth watching & bookmarking (& watching again & again) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Here is a wonderful site launched for the McLuhan centennial (100 years old in 2011) with clips of the guru speaking. His ideas are as arresting today as when they were first advanced in the 1960s – maybe even more so, as old inhibitions, restraints, conventions and decencies are one by one discarded.

In the intro were are treated to the melding of two icons (Marshall and Woody) that takes place in a movie line up-all quite priceless!

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Hello World! or...How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise: Video Installation

Hello World! or...How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise: Video Installation | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.

Christopher Baker is an artist whose work engages the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks present in the urban landscape. He creates artifacts and situations that reveal and generate relationships within and between these networks. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Holly Berndt's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:54 PM

In this large audio and visual installation, Christopher Baker collected thousands of video diaries from the internet. The project is meant to display the desire for humans to be heard and noticed. Baker's artwork is typically concerned with the relationship between society and it's technologies. 

Brenda West Mccullers's curator insight, March 23, 2016 6:18 PM

In this large audio and visual installation, Christopher Baker collected thousands of video diaries from the internet. The project is meant to display the desire for humans to be heard and noticed. Baker's artwork is typically concerned with the relationship between society and it's technologies. 

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Elements of Good Multimedia Storytelling

Elements of Good Multimedia Storytelling | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

At its simplest, a multimedia story combines different elements that complement one another to make the story more interesting, complete or compelling.

Multimedia storytelling often refers to a blurring of boundaries between media online: newspapers and magazines post video, radio stations post graphics and text, TV outlets offering text along with video and maps. Reporters are no longer bound by their medium, but can draw on the strength of all to tell a better story.
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Modern Day Fairy Tales: Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein

Modern Day Fairy Tales: Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein gives us a more modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale princess. Interestingly, Goldstein didn’t read fairy tales as a child. It was only after she became a mom did she realize the impact of Disney and the genre of princesses have on young girls.

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The Auspicious Beginnings of Frank Zappa (1963)

The Auspicious Beginnings of Frank Zappa (1963) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Frank Zappa bringing his own brand of offbeat music to the American airwaves in 1963. Only 22 years old and not yet famous, Zappa appeared on The Steve Allen Show and made music with some drumsticks, a bass bow, and two garden-variety bicycles — nothing more, nothing less.

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Time is Nothing: Around The World in Under 5 Minutes

Time is Nothing: Around The World in Under 5 Minutes | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Like to travel around the world but do not have the time? Photograper Kien Lam's time lapse phphotgraphy gives you the opportunity to see the 17 countries he travelled to in under 5 minutes-Bon Voyage!

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Rachel Perry Welty: Lost In My Life

Rachel Perry Welty: Lost In My Life | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

For her ‘Lost in my Life’ series American artist Rachel Perry Welty uses thousands of the throw away items and takes these ordinary items to create works of art with texture, complexity and meaning. She describes: “most of us don’t pay much attention to the mundane objects we use everyday, like the twist ties that hold the plastic wrap on our bread and the broccoli together or the little paper cups that we pull out of a water dispenser.” There is a ritual about compiling these unconventional art materials into sculptures that seems both overwhelming and obsessive.

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A SMART Board Minus the Board

A SMART Board Minus the Board | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

SMART has followed up its announcement from yesterdaywith another new product launch – the LightRaise 40wi interactive projector.

The ultra-short throw LightRaise 40wi interactive projector will let you project your computer’s image onto any surface and give that surface the same kind of interactivity that you get with one of SMART’s interactive whiteboards.

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: Skillshare Manifesto

The Future Belongs to the Curious: Skillshare Manifesto | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

We’re all born with it. Albert Einstein dubbed it “holy,” Alistair Cooke called it “free-wheeling intelligence.” It’s that piquing force that nudges us to try it again, explore it some more, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. From the moment we open our eyes, it fuels our existence. With each new answer we find, our world expands and our passions grow. We can't wait to share what we’ve learned and teach others how to do it themselves.~And that is why many of us have picked teaching as our chosen profession.

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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place.

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Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition

Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Also from Mark Brumley...Twitter for the noivce and unconverted!

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Dr Ron: Critical Approaches to Culture + Media

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Transdisciplinarity: A New Learning Paradigm for the Digital Age?

Dr Ron Burnett muses...

I have been an educator, administrator, writer and creative artist for over fourty years. During that time, most of the disciplines with which I have been involved have changed. For better or for worse, the very nature of disciplines (of both an artistic and analytic nature), their function and their role within and outside of institutions has shifted. The context for this change is not just the individual nature or history of one or other disciplines or research practices. Rather, the social and cultural conditions for the creation and communication of ideas, artifacts, knowledge and information have been transformed.

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The Zen of Steve Jobs: A New Graphic Novel

The Zen of Steve Jobs: A New Graphic Novel | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

One facet of Steve Jobs’ life that doesn’t get much coverage was his relationship with Kobun Chino Otogawa (1938-2002), a Buddhist priest who taught Jobs the way of Zen and shared his passion for art and design.

The two became close — close enough that Kobun presided over the Steve Jobs-Laurene Powell wedding in 1991. This relationship receives a fuller treatment in The Zen of Steve Jobs, a new 80-page graphic novel that uses stripped down dialogue and bold calligraphic panels to tell this story. The book was authored by Forbes writer Caleb Melby, and the artwork provided by the creative agency JESS3.

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Students Like It~Schools Don't: Social Media

Students Like It~Schools Don't: Social Media | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay. Students love it. Teachers love it. But there’s a disconnect in there somewhere. According to a report from ASCD, students are eager to use the latest social media in order to communicate, collaborate, and enhance their learning. But schools have a few big concerns that has led to many students not having adequate access to social media. Schools worry that social media will lead to bullying, it’s hard to monitor what’s happening, and some still view it as a distraction. These concerns are increasingly falling by the wayside as it’s becoming abundantly clear that social media needs to properly integrated into education.

This infographic details some of the biggest details from the report and shows what we already know: students and teachers like social media but administrators are concerned (for now).

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Developing Questions for Critical Thinking

Developing Questions for Critical Thinking | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Bloom’s original taxonomy (developed in the 1950's) divided the way people learn into three domains: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor.

In the 1990's Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom revised the original cognitive domain. The original Bloom's taxonomy is still relevant, but under the new revisions the six major categories of the cognitive domain were changed from noun to verb format and some subcategories were reorganized.

The revised taxonomy is preferred by some educators as a more authentic tool for curriculum planning, instructional delivery, and assessment. Many educators also believe that the newer taxonomy is more applicable to all levels of schooling and better aligned to the 21st Century Skills we are seeking to instill in our students.

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Amazing Landscape Photographs Resemble Traditional Chinese Paintings

Amazing Landscape Photographs Resemble Traditional Chinese Paintings | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Chinese born Don Hong-Oai spent most of his life in Saigon, where he apprenticed with a photography studio. He stayed in Vietnam through the war, before fleeing by boat to California in the late 1970s. While living in San Francisco, he went back to China every few years to create new negatives. He remained largely unknown until the final years of his life when he was finally discovered by the wider public. He died in 2004.

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Roll Them Dice! Sculptures by Tony Cragg

Roll Them Dice! Sculptures by Tony Cragg | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

British Artist Tony Cragg unveiled his latest dices sculptures at FIAC 2011 in Paris. All these fluides scupltures are made of thousands of dice glued one by one. He uses all kinds of materials to create unique, organic sculptures including wood, bronze, and marble. Many of Cragg's early works are made from found materials, discarded construction materials, and disposed household materials. This gave him a large range of mainly man-made materials and facilitated the thematic concerns that became characteristic of his work up to the present.

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Honest Logos: What Advertisers are Really Saying

Honest Logos: What Advertisers are Really Saying | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz and his series of "Honest Logos." Hertz takes familiar brands and redesigns their logos to reflect what consumers actually use their products for.

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Psychedelic Roombas Light Art

Psychedelic Roombas Light Art | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Roombas, those little robotic vacuum cleaners, zoom around cleaning the floor without requiring you to lift a finger. Hitting furniture and walls, they simply back up and move in another direction. But what if you mount them with colored LED lights and take long-exposure photographs of their movements? A Flickr pool called Roomba Art displays some of the trippy results that are possible.

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