Monday, April 23, 2012

Study Points to Learning Benefits of Stop Motion Animation

This brief summary of the study “Animation as an Aid to Multimedia Learning”  published in the "Educational Psychology Review", shows the importance of stop motion animation in successful learning and brain recognition.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Media Literacy: Now Part of New P21 Math Curriculum Documents

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has just released its latest curriculum skills map, this time for math, and like all previous ICT maps, this one also includes media literacy. See pages 21-23 in the new document.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Role of The Visual Image In The Civil Rights Movement

"For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” is the title of a traveling exhibit opening soon in Kansas City. The exhibit takes on a new approach: “It’s looking .. at how visual culture — TV, movies, mass merchandise, magazine covers — how visual images really provided a catalyst that moved the civil rights movement forward.”  Details in this news story and in the book of the same name. The New York Times reviewed the exhibit when it was in the city. Previously, I produced a workshop for teachers on this topic.