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Graphite Blog. This ready to hang, gallery-wrapped art piece features a stylized fall landscape composition.

Photographer by passion for years, Philippe took an immediate liking to photographing landscape and nature. Always in search of the best light and the most original angle, he maintains a constant search for the most beautiful places surrounding him. Philippe prides himself in understanding the complex interactions between light, weather, landscape, the tides, plants and animals. He finds it is important to have a deep respect for this planet and its inhabitants. Philippe hopes that his photography can bring people closer to nature and encourage them to preserve it for future generations. Artist: Philippe Sainte-Laudy Subject: Landscape Style: Photography Made in the USA Special Offer: 12 Issues of Golf Magazine Included with purchase ($20 value). See something odd? Thanks for helping us be 100% accurate.

UTSA's College of Liberal and Fine Arts Magazine. By Cindy Tumiel Four hundred years have passed since William Shakespeare penned his last play.

UTSA's College of Liberal and Fine Arts Magazine

Yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespearean works are required reading for high school English students and a course or two for college students who study writing or literature. The plays have been performed in almost every language, on stage and screen and at popular festivals around the world. Even in prisons, teachers find that Shakespeare offers contemporary connections that open pathways to learning for some of society’s most marginalized. For two of UTSA’s eminent literary scholars, the bard of Avon’s enduring appeal is an enduring topic as well. The answer is simple for Craven, a professor emeritus at UTSA who taught his first Shakespeare course back in 1965. Alan Craven “There are two poles of debate about Shakespeare’s longevity,” said Bayer. Mark Bayer. Get Started with Digital Storytelling. Implement this exciting process in your classroom While the art of storytelling has been around for thousands of years, the advent of personal computers and approachable communication technologies has allowed storytellers to “go digital.”

Get Started with Digital Storytelling

In 1994, Dana Atchley and Joe Lambert at the Center for Digital Storytelling began teaching others to craft digital stories, and the digital storytelling movement was born. The digital stories created at the Center for Digital Storytelling focused on first-person narratives that used images, narration and music to frame memories as powerful stories. The ability to personalize stories with pictures and narration gives the story special meaning for both the creator and the viewer. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.

Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

There are a wealth of other terms used to describe this practice, such as digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, digital essays, electronic memoirs, interactive storytelling, etc.; but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing.

As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips, and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between 2 and 10 minutes. Despite its emphasis on computer technology, digital storytelling is not a new practice. The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher. "21st Century Educator" is probably the most popular buzzword in today's education.

The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher

There is a growing and heated debate whether or not to label educators as 21st century and each camp has its own concept and arguments, however, for me personally I see teaching in 21st century as having undergone a paradigmatic shift. This is basically due to the emerging of the " social web" and the huge embrace of technology and particularly the mobile gadgetry in our classrooms.

It would be unfair to ignore these huge transformations and their impact on education. Therefore, and as a result of these changes teachers now are required to have digital skills that were not called for before. It also becomes imperative for teachers to adapt their teaching practices to the developing learning needs of their students if ever this teaching is to be effective. Having said that, we are sharing with you today this great infographic from Mia featuring the 27 ways to be 21st century teacher.

21st Century Teacher. We have heard alot about the 21st Century Learner.

21st Century Teacher

We know that they are:collaborativeadaptiveinformation, media and technology savvycommunicatorsimmediate and instantrequire instant gratificationcreators and adaptorBut what about the 21st Century Teacher, what are the characteristics we would expect to see in a 21st Century Educator. We know they are student centric, holistic, they are teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know too, that they must be 21st Century learners as well. But teachers are more than this The 21st Century teacher is an adaptor. Harnessed as we are to an assessment focused education model the 21st Century Educator must be able to adapt the curriculum and the requirements to teach to the curriculum in imaginative ways. We expect our students to be life long learners.