• Why secondary art classes should teach social media in the classroom to prepare students for their future higher education and careers.
    Secondary art classes should teach social media in the classroom to prepare […]

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    Secondary art classes should teach social media in the classroom to prepare students for their future higher education and careers because:
    1. Knowing how to properly use social media can help students […]

  • Thumbnail1. “Learning and Teaching Art: Through Social Media” by Juan Castro

    CASTRO, J. (2012). Learning and Teaching Art Through Social Media. Studies In Art Education, 53(2), 152-169.
    Main Claim: This article […]

  • Personal Dynamic Media

    “Imagine having your own self-contained knowledge
    manipulator in a portable package the size and shape of an
    ordinary notebook. Suppose it had enough power to
    outrace your senses of sight and hearing, enough capacity to
    store for later retrieval thousands of page-equivalents of reference materials, poems, letters, recipes, records, drawings, animations, musical scores, waveforms, dynamic simulations, and anything else you would like to remember and change.
    We envision a device as small and portable as possible which could both take in and give out information in quantities approaching that of human sensory systems (Figure26.2). Visual output should be, at the least, of higher quality than what can be obtained from newsprint. Audio output should adhere to similar high-fidelity standards.
    There should be no discernible pause between cause and effect. One of the metaphors we used when designing such a system was that of a musical instrument, such as a flute, which is owned by its user and responds instantly and consistently to its owner’s wishes. Imagine the absurdity of a one-second delay between blowing a note and hearing it!”
    This is a nugget from “Personal Dynamic Media”, by Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg. The article talks about a product called the Dynabook. It can be used by anyone but the main target audience is children. The Dynabook is mainly for interactive learning, but can be used for other things as well. The Dynabook never became a commercial product, but it does sounds a lot like our tablets or even smartphones today. I even looked up a picture of one and it looks like a clunkier version of the first Kindle.
    This nugget explains almost exactly what a tablet is like today except for the fact that now we have color images on a small portable device rather than just black and white. There have been so many advances in technology to make our tablets what they are today. Here is a video that shows all the nifty things a tablet has included.

    Now here is a video of Alan Kay and his Dynabook

    Although the Dynabook and todays tablets to not compare very well, the concepts are both the same! Alan Kay came up with this before the first Macintosh computer came out as well. That shows how advanced his thinking was at the time! This is an amazing example for why I believe things like JARVIS (the AI that Tony Stark works with in the movie Iron Man) will be real one day.

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    Part 1: My experience with this assignment was very good. I enjoyed making the article a lot more interactive and informative for the reader through links and images. I looked […]

  • Thumbnail1. “Teacher Beliefs and Technology Integration” by ChanMin Kim

    Kim, C., Kim, M., & Lee, C. Teacher beliefs and technology                           integration. Teaching and Teacher Education, 29, […]

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    Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment

    By William Hughes
    Jun 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by […]