The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down. Note: an ‘online scavenger hunt’ usually implies that you’re hunting around online and not physically with classmates. For the purpose of this article, I’m focusing on the physical version I’ve dubbed ‘digital scavenger hunts’. The Simple Goal So now that you’re all ready to start your very first scavenger hunt, let’s figure out what the goals are. Finding The Technology Like the movie National Treasure, students will need a lot of ingenuity and tools to help them uncover the mysteries you’ve laid out before them. In an effort to get your scavenger hunt jump-started, here are a few useful tech tools that might be of use. Finding An Objective A Quick Note
Selected Tools Infographics Wordle emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes Early Byzantine Art Early Byzantine Art As you know, Rome was the capitol of the Roman Empire until the era of Constantine. In 324, Constantine moved the capital from Rome to the Greek City of Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople. Things were fine for awhile, but by the 5th century of the common era, things began to change.The West was under attack by the barbarians and ultimately fell apart. The cities that were part of the Roman empire declined in population or simply died. Around 527, Justinian came to the throne in the East — the part of the Roman empire that had its capitol at Byzantium. The center scene here is the Adventus — Justinian is on horseback, with a barbarian begging for mercy. This is standard Roman imperial imagery — but juxtaposed with Christian imagery. Justinian did not see himself as presiding over a period of decline. At the time of Justinian’s reign, Constantinople was a large city of about 1.5 million people. All of this created a good deal of public discontent.
Welcome to MineMum | MineMum 25 Web Designs with Modular Content Block Layouts The grid based content block layout has become popular for many types of website, especially portfolios and inspiration ‘pinning’ sites. These sites have a series of tiling blocks that fill the page, often in a kind of modular format where they rearrange themselves depending on the viewport size. This post rounds up a collection of 25 cool website designs that all feature a modular style content block layout. Mercer Tavern DesignersMX ChadMiller RED Interactive Agency Andy German Everlovin’ Press J.Development Bernd Kammerer Landor Associates Neighborhood Studio Rodgers Townsend DB Works Bbbttery Design Studio Claire Coullon United Pixelworkers Berger & Föhr NationalTraveller Copy Boy Steve Vorass Irving & Co Webdesigner Depot Pinterest Designspiration
Infographics from Scratch In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Give it a subtle radial gradient too. The entire design is based on a grid of four columns. Condense the shape so it fits within the left-most guide and centre guide. Move the shape over to the right and add another guide to the centre here. Using the Rectangle Tool (M) draw a thin white box on the centre line that will be the width of the gap between the columns. Repeat the process for the other columns with your final result being below. I like to place the most important graphics first and work-in the ancillary charts and graphs afterwards. Early on you can experiment with placing a main graphic that will help give the piece some visual interest. Give the circles a variety of gradients. That's it!
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