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    Learn design theory - then follow your heart

    It's so easy to create your own new blog or website: a handful of clicks to give it a cool name, choose a groovy template, create some pages or posts and suddenly you are an author publishing on the web. I've done it many times, but I sometimes lat
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    A great and vibrant language

    getting the message across "Mir hunn eng flott a lieweg Sprooch a mir kënnen zu Recht houfreg drop sinn" "We have a great and vibrant language and we can rightly be proud" (Claude Meisch, Luxembourg's education minister on schreiwen.lu and th
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    Enjoy That Amazing Cloud Moment

    Many times I have seen people during their Cloud Moment. This is the instant when it dawns on them that storing files online can change your working life for the better. Suddenly they see: It's just a link, not a heavy file! Only the latest ve
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    Three challenges to my literacy

    Could this week's reading help me find solutions to three questions which are related to my teaching for next week? Are photos of famous artists' paintings protected by copyright? A 1981 thriller about a Russian agent who becomes US president -
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    Every Picture Tells a Story

    [caption id="attachment_118" align="alignright" width="272"] Logo created by SW on flaming text[/caption] "We need to understand the importance of graphics, music, and cinema, which are just as powerful and in some ways more deeply intertwined with
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    Remix of an Athletics Site

    To demonstrate my understanding of the principles of Presentation Zen and how they apply to content I have created; I have chosen the rebuild of my Middle School Girls Soccer website. I am the Head Coach of this team and use this site as the prim
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    Birth of a Visual Résumé

    I’ve never liked my résumé (I mean the document; the actual skills and experience are not so bad). There’s something about a traditional black-and-white list of job titles that fails to excite me. Ever since I attended a data visualization work
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    Conveying the Message Visually

    I was a kid flipping through history books in my uncle’s house the first time I saw something we could call an “infographic.” I remember little about the books except this striking image. You can say that Napoleon’s army lost a half million m
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    Resurfacing after a Dive in the Deep

    Resurfacing. End of school, start of school with a glorious summer bridging the gap. Time off to think a little more holistically. A bird's eye view. Oh thank goodness. Just like so many projects that I start, even with the best of intentions and
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    Just Storytelling. Full Stop.

    For years I’d seen references to the practice of “digital storytelling,” and this may seem silly, but I often avoided reading about it because I found the term so awkward. Time to catch up now. Turns out there’s an entire Wikipedia article o
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    Zooming to a Zen of Zero

    Parents Night, Back-to-School Night, etc. At my previous school it was called Curriculum Night, when parents come to sit in their children’s desks and meet the teachers. In 2010 I was excited to have a projector in my classroom for the first time,
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    Back to the Future: Time Traveling Photos

    Two photos taken fifty years apart. On the left we see President Eisenhower, on the right President Obama and the First Lady. Who are the other women in the photos with them.  i If you haven’t guessed already, it's the same woman in both ph
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    The New Face of the Class: Moodle vs Google Classroom

    “We have history next. I love history.” When students say this, they don't usually mean History in general but their particular history class. That’s right, we are the face of our subject matter, embodying its knowledge and principles in our st