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Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project

Explore museums and great works of art in the Google Art Project
One of the things I love about working at Google is that you can come up with an idea one day and the next day start getting to work to make it a reality. That's what happened with the Art Project—a new tool we're announcing today which puts more than 1,000 works of art at your fingertips, in extraordinary detail. It started when a small group of us who were passionate about art got together to think about how we might use our technology to help museums make their art more accessible—not just to regular museum-goers or those fortunate to have great galleries on their doorsteps, but to a whole new set of people who might otherwise never get to see the real thing up close. We're also lucky here to have access to technology like Picasa and App Engine and to have colleagues who love a challenge—like building brand-new technology to enable Street View to go indoors!

Using Piktochart: a marketing technology review A friend alerted me to Piktochart, the online Infographics creator so I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s my first impression after making two infographics, the one you see above (which took about 7 minutes) and a spoof Content Marketing Strategy infographic I cranked out last week and shared on Pinterest (yes, it did get shared as a real infographic). What is Piktochart? Why would you use it? How does it work? You can then change the ‘Mood’ using pre-made colour palettes and start editing the text, icons and images using pretty simple drag & drop editing tools. You can then export your work as a PNG file, as raw data or as HTML (Premium only). Pros Very easy for non-designers to get something basic createdFast & free Cons Alternatives Use a proper designer – you can’t beat a talented designer (like our own Jim, Luke, Joel and Mel for instance) for making your ideas come to life. Other web-based tools – a lot are listed here on the excellent datavisualization.ch blog. Your thoughts?

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice | Just another WordPress.com weblog Google Art Project : un musée pas si ouvert Quand Google offre aux 2 milliards d'internautes terriens une visite gratuite des plus grands musées du monde et l'accès à 1061 célèbres tableaux photographiés en très haute résolution, comment peut-on l'accuser d'œuvrer contre l'intérêt général ? De restreindre l'accès du grand public au patrimoine culturel ? Une telle position paraît pour le moins absurde en regard du Google Art Project sorte de Google Street View intra-musées mis en ligne la semaine dernière. Et pourtant, ces arguments sont défendus par de nombreux militants libristes, dont les contributeurs des projets Wikimédia, qui ont une tout autre idée de la notion de partage de la culture. Le projet est impressionnant. Détail de “La Nuit étoilée” de Van Gogh -- DR Google ? Depuis mercredi dernier, donc, les médias ne tarissent pas d'éloges sur le projet. Mais si la contrainte n'était que technique, elle n'aurait pas autant offusqué les défenseurs de la culture libre. Lire les réactions à cet article.

10 Essential Tools For B2B Conference Coverage Domination Congratulations! You’ve finally convinced the boss-man that attending and covering an industry conference on behalf of your B2B company is fantastically worthwhile for a multitude of reasons. As an attendee, you’ll absorb rich information from true thought-leader s– info you can bring back to the office so the whole team stays on the cutting-edge of technologies, trends, tactics, and techniques specific to your biz. As a blogger, you’ll churn out a ton of valuable content sure to beef up your B2B publication (fresh traffic, readers, links, hooray!) And lest we forget: The bevy of after-hours networking events, opportunities to mingle with industry rockstars and soak up some juicy secrets of the trade…. So yes, congratulations. But Where Do You Begin? The exact contents of any conference blogger’s arsenal will vary depending on who you are and what show you’re at. Read on for a list of essential 10 tools that help ensure ultimate coverage and optimal experience. 1. First things first. 2.

Classroom of the future? A response This article from the New York Times on the use of technology in classrooms and test scores merited a response: Dear Mr. Richtel– I enjoyed your article “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores” — but I have a key concern. The entire “debate” around the use of technology in classrooms is focused around using new technologies to teach the same, old stuff. Instead of using these tools to teach centuries-old subject matter, perhaps we should instead use them to help us develop meaningful skills and personal knowledge — and to enhance our capacities to imagine, create, and innovate. Any furtherance of using such devices for “teaching” ancient information hinders the potentials these technologies provide, and puts our children at risk by excluding them from the co-creation of opportunities in the 21st century. Sincerely, John W.

Google Art Project : vision critique - Compteurdedit Depuis deux jours, le web (et notamment le web « culturel », mais pas seulement) s'enthousiasme pour le dernier-né des projets développés par Google, Google Art Project. Le principe est compréhensible facilement : Google Art Project, sur le modèle de Google Street View, permet de visiter virtuellement des musées en offrant aux visiteurs une vue à 360°, un déplacement dans les salles. On peut aussi zoomer sur quelques œuvres photographiées avec une très haute résolution et pouvoir en apprécier tous les détails, certainement mieux que ce qu'on pourrait faire en visitant réellement le musée. Et donc, tout le monde s'extasie devant ce nouveau projet, qui permet de se promener au musée Van Gogh d'Amsterdam, au château de Versailles, à l'Hermitage, à la National Gallery de Londres, etc. En effet c'est surprenant, intéressant, on peut s'amuser à se promener dans les musées. 1- d'une part, la qualité n'est pas toujours là. Are the images on the Art Project site copyright protected? Yes.

Unit Conversion - Online Unit Converter Mr. Foxhole's Classroom: Standards Based Assessment w/ Bloom's Taxonomy I just started to teach an alternative to Algebra II, called Applied Math III, this year. The students I have are those that do not enjoy math and thus do not enjoy math homework. Each one of them has also failed Washington State's standardized math test, the HSPE, required for graduation. Three weeks into the semester, I had the highest amount of missing assignments per student than I have ever had in all the years I have been teaching. I started to look into some alternative ways of ensuring that they meet the standards, without throwing them into the same old pattern of demonstrating a skill and then giving them the remainder of the period to work on their assignment. Here is how it works. The catch here is that while I do not have them turn a paper showing me what problems they did, I do give a daily quiz (formative assessment) on the previous day's lesson. Now I know the next thing you are going to say. That is only the first part of this strategy.

Glad you found it helpful . If your an artist I have a massive selection of art related pearls here . I also have an art community recently started on Google Plus social network . 614 members and growing .Its called Art Hub . by mirlen101 Jan 7

This is awesome. I ave spent hours finding works of art on line. Wow. THANK YOU for the work you spent on creating this, and for letting us know about it. INCREDIBLE! by spinnymommy Jan 7

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