TEDx Talks on paper: Artists visualize the world’s ideas in 5 fascinating drawings

See on Scoop.it – Brain Bytes Doodling may have gotten you in trouble in history class, but at TEDx events, it’s highly encouraged. All over the world, über-talented artists are contributing to the TEDx world of ideas by putting… Greg Alchin‘s insight: The distillation of rich ideas into concise, powerful multimodal texts. What a very… Continue Reading TEDx Talks on paper: Artists visualize the world’s ideas in 5 fascinating drawingsContinue Reading TEDx Talks on paper: Artists visualize the world’s ideas in 5 fascinating drawings

GIO Levels of Car Insurance TV commercial

See on Scoop.it – personalised learning We know NSW families are anything but average. Which is why we offer different levels of car insurance to suit your needs. http://www.gio.com.au/car-insuranc… Greg Alchin‘s insight: This car insurance. advert reinforces that ‘variability is the norm.’ So if mainstream advertising along with car manufacturers (Think of the level of… Continue Reading GIO Levels of Car Insurance TV commercialContinue Reading GIO Levels of Car Insurance TV commercial

Amway’s journey from 100,000 print catalogues a month to digital

See on Scoop.it – eBookED The advantages of digital publishing for brands are multiple. Greg Alchin‘s insight: The Marketing industry has always had alot to offer education. Knowing the demographic, and deliver a targetted message to bring about change.    ‚ÄúSome people, particularly older customers, who were used to the print medium struggled with the… Continue Reading Amway‚Äôs journey from 100,000 print catalogues a month to digitalContinue Reading Amway‚Äôs journey from 100,000 print catalogues a month to digital

Beyond Blue urges Australians to take proper lunch breaks

See on Scoop.it – Brain Bytes Anti-depression group Beyond Blue says millions of Australians are risking their health by not taking a lunch break. Greg Alchin‘s insight: Interesting study on the importance of taking regular breaks and getting a work life balance. It would be interesting to compare this with the homework debate.  I for… Continue Reading Beyond Blue urges Australians to take proper lunch breaksContinue Reading Beyond Blue urges Australians to take proper lunch breaks

Apple – Life on iPad

See on Scoop.it – Brain Bytes Over the past three years, iPad has helped people transform business, education, entertainment, health, and many other fields. We wanted to document those ch… Greg Alchin‘s insight: This advert is a wonderful snapshot of a truly disruptive technology that has transformed how we live and learn. In the process… Continue Reading Apple – Life on iPadContinue Reading Apple – Life on iPad

10 Steps to Encourage Student Voice and Choice | Rethinking Learning – Barbara Bray

See on Scoop.it – Brain Bytes Ten steps to motivate your students to want to learn. Encourage students to take responsibility for their learning. Give them voice and choice about what they learn. Greg Alchin‘s insight: Simple practical proven strategies to bring about powerful change. @bbray27 See on barbarabray.net…Continue Reading 10 Steps to Encourage Student Voice and Choice | Rethinking Learning – Barbara Bray

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

See on Scoop.it – Brain Bytes Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students. Greg Alchin‘s insight: Another great source of copyright free images for students and staff alike. That said everyone should learn to use http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search and http://www.google.com/advanced_search and filter results on usage rights. See on www.pics4learning.com…Continue Reading Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad for Power Readers | Digital Book World

See on Scoop.it – eBookED I am what the book industry calls a “power reader.” I read a lot of books (at least 300 a year), and I read them quickly. With that sort of intake, using an Greg Alchin‘s insight: An interesting collection of apps. The article highlights that many of these apps run… Continue Reading The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad for Power Readers | Digital Book WorldContinue Reading The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad for Power Readers | Digital Book World

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Edward Tufte’s film ¬†is a much watch film. As a teacher I implore ¬†you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute jorney in Design Thinking. As Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow said “It about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It… Continue Reading Inge Druckrey: Teaching to SeeContinue Reading Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.

Ensuring that all learners develop the skills and attitudes to become a successful learner is the cornerstone of education. This is reinforced by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) which calls for all students to develop ‚Äėa comprehensive set of knowledge, skills and dispositions or general capabilities that will assist them to live… Continue Reading Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.Continue Reading Universal Design for Learning – Creating learning opportunities for all.

Investing in yourself

Investing in our own professional capacity is ¬†how we model lifelong learning. One such way is being a member of PLANE. PLANE¬†provides ¬†a fantastic online¬†cross sector¬†community of practice which provides¬†accredited professional learning, courses, multi-media resources, ICT skills development, e-portfolio, collaborative tools, games-based-learning, and peer coaching. ¬† Recently PLANE¬†spread its’ wings and ¬†hosted a physical conference… Continue Reading Investing in yourselfContinue Reading Investing in yourself

BL and PL

A brilliant article http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/09/blended-learning-is-not-only-way-to.html?m=1 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Location:Farrer Place,Sydney,Australia…Continue Reading BL and PL

Designing learning support into iBooks Author

At the core of Apple’s iOS are a wide array of accessibility options to enable users to personalise how they perceive content and interact with their devices.¬† The options are examples of universal design in action.¬† A universal design approach aims to create ‚Äėproducts and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest… Continue Reading Designing learning support into iBooks AuthorContinue Reading Designing learning support into iBooks Author

Accessible Digital Books & UDL

Whilst the ePub 3 international standard has accessibility criterions, not all eBook readers have the capacity to take advantage of that functionality. What follows is a suggested benchmark for the eBook device and reader app. Not surprisingly Apple’s iOS based devices and associated iBooks app tick most of the boxes! Download a copy in¬†MS Word… Continue Reading Accessible Digital Books & UDLContinue Reading Accessible Digital Books & UDL

What can educators learn from advertising?

Advertising is part of life. For teachers it is a very unique text type in a concentrated form packed with meaning and nuisances. Advertisements are worthy of study in their own right or as a precursor to more in-depth media studies. The introductory material included here is suitable for all teachers irrespective of the stages… Continue Reading What can educators learn from advertising?Continue Reading What can educators learn from advertising?

Digital Video in the Classroom

Developing the ability to share meaningful narratives or explain solutions to complex problems that confront us are an essential communication skill. ¬†For just as we no longer need skills in maintaining slates and sharpening quills so we need to develop modern skills in areas such of video narratives. The process of responding to problems where… Continue Reading Digital Video in the ClassroomContinue Reading Digital Video in the Classroom

What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?

‚ÄėA great user interface follows human interface design principles that are based on the way people (users) think and work, not on the capabilities of the device. A user interface that is unattractive, convoluted, or illogical can make even a great application seem like a chore to use. But a beautiful, intuitive, compelling user interface… Continue Reading What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?Continue Reading What can teacher’s learn from Apple’s design philosophy?

Here’s to the crazy ones

This was a major advertising campaign for Apple late last century. It stands the test of time because it is a call to celebrate divergent thinkers and to be passionate about our creativity. These are traits we can all develop. As an educator it is the cornerstone of what we do. Here’s to the crazy… Continue Reading Here’s to the crazy onesContinue Reading Here’s to the crazy ones