2013 Pictures of the Year from Agence France Presse Posted Nov 27, 2013 By A selection from AFP Pictures Of The Year from 2013. The Aurora Borealis light up the sky at twilight on March 17, 2013, between the towns of Are and Ostersund, Sweden. How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom How to embed technology on the fringes of education into the classroom. Part of my current role is not just to introduce technology to teachers, but to show how to embed that technology so it makes a real difference to all the members of a classroom. Here are some of my tips. To begin with, forget the technology, and focus on what the teacher already does well. This could be demos that they create; it could be how they record student progress; it could be the actual teaching and learning material; it could be the department budget or curriculum planning.
5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics Infographics and data visualizations have become incredibly popular ways to impart information while keeping your audience engaged. As a result, a slew of user-friendly, free online applications have been created which enable users to create their own information graphics. Here are five such tools that I think are particularly valuable: BLOG: photo-eye Book Reviews: Juchitan de las Mujeres Juchitan de las Mujeres Reviewed by Faye Robson ______________________________________ Graciela Iturbide Juchitan de las Mujeres Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text by Mario Bellatin, Elena Poniatowska. RM/Editorial Calamus, 2009. Hardbound. 104 pp., 75 tritone illustrations, 8-1/2x14-3/4". Key issues Looks like: SESS636698fd811c0f0105518e7332ea5f41 A unique session ID. This expires when you stop using the site.
Photo Manipulation in the News - October Blog Post Photo Manipulation in the News Alex Sorensen There are different ways that information in the news can be flawed. These include physical manipulation (such as photoshop) and also technical manipulation (such as framing).
How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning The invention of the tablet PC has created a new medium for book publishing. Interactive books are everywhere, and have revolutionized the way people consume the printed word. With the recent software available to allow easy creation of interactive books and with the race to bring these products to market, there seems to be a more and more dilution of quality and a loss for the meaning of interactivity. When publishers create new eBook titles or convert a traditional printed book to a digital interactive eBook, they often miss the added value this new medium can provide.
Best Practices for Content Curation for Nonprofits at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference On January 30th, I’m speaking at the Social Media for Nonprofits in New York City. (You can get a discount of $20 off the registration by entering the code “Beth” when you sign up although the discount only works on the more expensive tickets). This year, since content curation, is a social media competency that I’m focusing in my own learning and teaching , I’ll be doing a conversational presentation on the topic. Robin Good, one of the best content curators on the planet, will join me via skype from Italy. In preparation, I’m doing a pre-recorded skype interview with Robin as a back up for a live interview. As is my presenting style, this will be an interactive session.
Photobooks, zines, reviewed, etc... It’s been a while since I updated this site. Things have changed. Work has become more demanding of my time. My family life and other activities have occupied more and more of my free time. My disposable income, previously used to buy books, has diminished. Whilst I long to continue writing about books, I am struggling to find the time to track down and obtain enough titles to provide a steady stream of content.