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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
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    Course 3 Final Project

    As Course 3 drew to an end, I started really reflecting on all the great forms of visual literacy I have considered over the last few weeks.  When I initially learned of the content of the course, I admit I breathed a sigh of relief since I feel lik
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    My New First Impression

    Hundreds.  Hundreds of hours.   That's how much time I’ve spent on my blog.  I have toiled away as I wrote blog posts, responded to comments, and personalized my blog’s layout, yet I have exerted little effort on the part of my blog that pr
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    Course 3 Final Project: Creating a Visual Resume

    Create an “About Me” page on your COETAIL blog, including an infographic or visual resume to use in your class or for recruiting. I immediately gravitated towards this final project option for a few reasons: I had my students create infogr
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    Drawn to Data

    The artist in me couldn't help but admire the impressive data visualization of Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec who document their cross-continent data analysis and relationship on their 'Dear Data' website. Until I stumbled upon it, I felt pretty
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    Tell Me a Story!

    Digital Storytelling in the Classroom I tried digital storytelling this year in my grade 2 art class.  Interestingly enough, it was the same unit that I referred to in my last blog post about presentation editing.  In previous years, we studied
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    Exploring Sense Perception in TOK

    I recently stumbled across this pretty awesome infographic that I plan on using in my TOK class during our study on sense perception as a way of knowing (the infographic is slightly long, but keep scrolling to see how I plan on using it in my classro
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    A Final Project (in Pastel Colors)

    I would have never in a million years thought a final project could be so fun. Pastel colors, little boxes and triangles, maps and graphs, photographs - this was an absolute blast to make. At the moment the infographic is slightly informal. I'd s
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    Inquiry based & concept driven

    Concept-driven learning One way of thinking about concept-driven learning is: developing an understanding of concepts by looking at them in various different contexts. A key point is: The underlying concepts are more important that
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    Trying to Balance Info and Graphics with Students

    Since the start of this course I have been eager to get my teeth into infographics. For me, they are always going to be more appealing than many other communication mediums because they just look, well..fun! I love the mix of graphics, colours and fa
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    Less is More - A Zen Approach to Presentations

    http://flickr photo shared by Yogendra174 under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license As I've talked about in a previous post, learning about the Presentation Zen theory was a real game changer for me.  As someone who has spent the last 5 years bein
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    Examining Digital Storytelling via Short Films

    I feel like I have an advantage in this week's posting, because I teach a new elective course in the high school called Film Studies.  Now, before I get ahead of myself, know that my back ground is in teaching English, and NOT technology. Hence, thi
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    Digital [Stories, Essays, Reflections, Endless Possibilities]

    I write this post as I listen to my husband marking his formative IOCs (Individual Oral Commentary) for his DP Language and Literature class. The students are meant to talk for at least 5 minutes about a passage from Macbeth. As I listen to each one
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    Where do infographics fit in?

    A Search Most search results for 'Early Childhood infographic' are mainly about Early Childhood, not for use with Early Childhood children. Here's a link to the top five Early Childhood infographics of 2013 Is there a place for Infographics in
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    Week 5: Info-galactic

    Calling all Beastie Boys fans out there! Doesn't the word infographic get the song 'Intergalactic' stuck in your head? It does for me!! And now that you're humming THAT little tune, let me say, "Yay for infographics!!", because I am Wendy, an
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    Freddy's Visit - A story

    I'll start with the story. Here it is:   Brainstorm Freddy's visit saw me following the children and Freddy with a camera. It was rather an intimidating task to look at the videos and photos at the end of the day. Where does one start
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    Digital Stories

    Charles Dickens wrote some of his works as serials in newspapers. The story developed week by week.  The connection: Blogs are posted each week, often without knowing how the story will end. An example: Look at Adrian Meier Futureworks. This