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Keri-Lee Beasley

Service and Social Media - - 0 views

    Collection of blogs for students to explore to learn more about blogging. Put together by the effervescent Tricia Friedman.
Sean McHugh

From Collecting Dots to Connecting Dots: Using Mind Maps to Improve Memory and Learning... - 0 views

  • Build your mind maps over time, such as before class, during class, and after class: this makes use of distributed practice.
Keri-Lee Beasley

A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of service for kids. Now you can understand all of t... - 1 views

    Student-friendly terms and conditions of Instagram. Similar to many Social Media apps.
Sean McHugh

Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents | Common Sense Media - 1 views

    On any given day, parents of American tweens and teens average more than nine hours with screen media each day. Eighty-two percent of that time (almost eight hours) is devoted to personal screen media activities such as watching TV, social networking, and video gaming, with the rest used for work
David Caleb

Reading photographs - 1 views

  • Photographs have tremendous power to communicate information. But they also have tremendous power to communicate misinformation, especially if we’re not careful how we read them. Reading photographs presents a unique set of challenges. Students can learn to use questions to decode, evaluate, and respond to photographic images.
  • What happened just before this moment, or just after it?
  • The photograph of a crowd of jubilant Iraqis toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad on April 9, 2003, is one of the most common images of the recent war in Iraq. A closeup shot shows a crowd of primarily Iraqis toppling the statue. A wide shot of the same scene would have revealed that the crowd in the square was made up of primarily US forces and journalists.
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  • One type of photography in which setting is very important is travel photography.
  • Using landmarks, monuments, or famous natural elements in a photograph is a core technique for evoking a sense of place.
  • The photographer selects the focal point not only by focusing the camera but also through other techniques.
  • shutter speed to bring only one element into focus immediately elevates that to the most important part of the image.
  • one element in the photograph is strongly backlit, it may seem to glow and thus draw the viewer’s attention.
  • What is the photographer’s thought process as she composes, frames, shoots and selects an image? Listen as photographer Lisa Maizlish narrates the decisions she made in photographing the students featured on the PBS reality show American High.
  • viewers have to decide how to interpret a photograph’s context
  • information about the people, events, setting, and so on are made explicit by the photographer — there are distinct visual clues that tell us who the people are, what they are doing, and where and when the photograph was taken.
  • implicit — implied but not clearly communicated by the photographer, or left to be inferred by the viewer.
  • identities of the people
  • unclear
  • their purpose may be unknown
  • time and place may be difficult or impossible to discern.
  • simple "W" questions can be open to debate.

  • Viewers may not even realize that they are making those assumptions
  • Just as successful written communication requires that the writer and reader speak the same language, successful visual communication requires that the photographer and viewer share a common "visual language" of signs, clues, and assumptions.
  • Were your assumptions correct? Can you always trust your first instinct? (And even having read the caption, how much do we really know about these girls and their lives?)
  • a different culture might ask why this round brown object is
  • we have to be careful that we have enough cultural background in common with the photographer to correctly interpret what we see.
  • The photograph by itself tells us very little about what’s going on; we probably could have invented any number of captions, and you’d have believed us!
    Reading images - lots of good strategies here
    Reading photos
Keri-Lee Beasley

How Should Reading Be Taught in a Digital Era? - Education Week - 1 views

    "With the many enhancements to mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there's no question that the nature of reading has changed during the past decade.
    But has the way reading is taught in elementary schools changed as well? And what should teachers be doing to get students ready for the realities of modern reading?"
Keri-Lee Beasley

Literacy Beyond Reading & Writing - Heart of a Teacher - 1 views

    "Do our students know that "literacy" moves beyond reading and writing?

    Most importantly, how do we begin to break our traditional understanding of literacy to include wider meaning and contexts?

    It has to start in the classroom. For many of our traditional classrooms, reading and writing are the core values that are focused on when it comes to literacy. We need to show students that "Literacy" moves beyond reading and writing and can encompass: cultural literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy and much more."
Sean McHugh

Teens, Technology and Friendships | Pew Research Center - 0 views

    Social media as a MMORPG.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Are You A Visual Thinker? - YouTube - 0 views

    Incredible video about people who are visual thinkers (estimated to be over 60% of the population). Great pre-cursor to visual note-taking.
David Caleb

Sphero Olympics - DigiTech Coach - 0 views

    Great ideas for using Spheros
Keri-Lee Beasley

Ms. Pana Says - Ms. Pana Says - 0 views

    Pana's website with links to support coding and computational thinking in the Early Years
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