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Aperture On Sight

["Fundamentals of the Curriculum:
The curriculum combines art, visual and media literacy, and technology lessons.
Masterworks are shown side-by-side with student work during reviews and discussions.
Teachers lead hands-on activities in every class.

Visual literacy depends upon people feeling comfortable talking about visual images. In every lesson, students are encouraged to talk about photographs through an open inquiry process, which in turn encourages open dialogue among students while the teacher guides the discussion. Aperture’s teaching artists use Visual Thinking Strategies as a resource for engaging students. To read more about VTS, please visit the Visual Thinking Strategies website.

The twenty-week curriculum aligns with the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts, and can be adapted to fit after-school, summer, and museum programs."]

Lesson 1: Hello Photography!
Lesson 2: Form: This Equals That
Lesson 3: Form: Framing and Point of View
Lesson 4: Form: Composing the Photograph
Lesson 5: Content: Signs and Symbols
Lesson 6: Content: Metaphors
Lesson 7: Content: Photography and Truth
Lesson 8: Content: The Whole Picture
Lesson 9: Content: Collaborative Portraiture
Lesson 10: Content: Picturing the Street
Lesson 11: Context: Introduction
Lesson 12: Context: So Many Books!
Lesson 13: Context: Mind Mapping
Lesson 14: Context: Engaging the Subject
Lesson 15: Content: Extending the Project
Lesson 16: Context Case Study: Gordon Parks and The Making of an Argument
Lesson 17: Context: Book Dummies and Meeting an Editor
Lesson 18: Context: Words and Pictures
Lesson 19: Context: Digitizing Books
Lesson 20: Context: Finalizing Digital Versions of Books

[via: "A Range of Vision"
"Aperture’s free On Sight curriculum brings together students of different backgrounds in Los Angeles." ]
photography  education  aperturemagazine  classideas  lessons  edg  srg  curriculum  aliceproujansky 
august 2018 by robertogreco
Plans vs. Planning | Hapgood
"By making a plan, you get an understanding. And it’s the understanding, not the plan, that is the prime asset, as it allows you to respond fluidly to rapidly evolving situations.

While Nixon’s parallel to battle planning is a bit overblown, it’s instructive. Imagine if Eisenhower was given a plan by his best strategist and then Eisenhower implemented it, without having been involved with its development, and without having developed all the background understanding and knowledge that one gets in making a plan. How well would that go?

Lesson Plans and Other OER

And here’s where we get to lesson plans and to issues around OER in general. The question Dan and others have been grappling with is why lesson plan reuse is low. Why, in a world full of digital resources, do teachers still construct their own material from scratch?

My guess is the answer to this depends on the teacher, the subject, and the type of material being used. There are materials, for example, where the main barrier to reuse is technological. Materials where the main barriers are legal. Or where the problem is the ever over-hyped findability gap.

But for at least a certain class of materials — lesson plans for secondary teachers — Dan seems to be coming to the conclusion that we have a bit of an Ike problem. If we get the plans without carefully thinking about what we want to achieve, what our students already know, and what problems we’re likely to encounter, we’ve lost the most important part of the process.

This is not to say that there is no place for sharing of lesson plans. Or for the sharing of other OER. But it is to say we have to approach the construction and sharing of OER understanding that there may be certain processes in course construction that we just can’t short-circuit. To the extent we develop materials and sharing architectures for faculty they need to make that planning process more effective, not simply bypass it."
dwightdeisenhower  plans  planning  mikecaulfiled  richardnixon  lessonplans  understanding  216  oer  openeducationalresources  education  teaching  howweteach  lessons  knowledge  thinking 
july 2016 by robertogreco
Learn 40 Languages for Free with Free Audio Lessons | Open Culture
"How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 40 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go."
languages  language  learning  arabic  spanish  bulgarian  catalan  chinese  mandarin  danish  dutch  english  esperanto  finnish  french  free  gaelic  german  greek  hebrew  hindi  hungarian  indonesian  irish  italian  japanese  korean  latin  lithuanian  luxembourgish  maori  norwegian  polish  portuguese  romanian  russian  swedish  tagalog  thai  ukranian  urdu  vietnamese  yiddish  lessons  māori  catalán 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Vimeo Video School Featured Lessons
"Vimeo Lessons provide bite-sized information and great examples on a particular video-making topic. Lessons are created by the Staff at Vimeo and structured to give you more details about the stuff you want to learn about. Check out our Featured Lessons to get started."
video  howto  vimeo  lessons  classideas  filmmaking  tutorials 
december 2010 by robertogreco
The Economics of Seinfeld
"Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they move through their daily lives, often encountering interesting people or dealing with special circumstances. It is the simplicity of Seinfeld that makes it so appropriate for use in economics courses. Using these clips (as well as clips from other television shows or movies) makes economic concepts come alive, making them more real for students. Ultimately, students will start seeing economics everywhere – in other TV shows, in popular music, and most importantly, in their own lives."
economics  humor  seinfeld  business  education  teaching  reference  lessons  television  tv  classideas  via:lukeneff 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Google: Exploring Computational Thinking
"Easily incorporate computational thinking into your curriculum with these classroom-ready lessons, examples, and programs. For more resources, including discussion forums and news, visit our ECT Discussion Forums."

[See also: ]
computerscience  computationalthinking  via:lukeneff  algebra  biology  calculus  compsci  geometry  python  programming  math  lessons  teaching  thinking  edtech  education  elearning  danmeyer  google  science  learning  glvo  edg  srg 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Princeton University - 2010 Baccalaureate remarks [Jeff Bezos]
"What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy -- they're given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices."
2010  jeffbezos  kindness  choices  cleverness  commencement  entrepreneurship  motivation  life  advice  via:kottke  wisdom  amazon  business  choice  lessons  philosophy  education  commencementspeeches  commencementaddresses 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
"Welcome to Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms. This resource for K-12 teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library is designed to bring historically significant map documents into your classroom. Inside are high quality images of historic map documents that illustrate the geographical dimensions of American history.
maps  history  geography  lessonplans  socialstudies  worldhistory  us  lessons  education  k-12  teaching  reference 
april 2010 by robertogreco
A Place in Time (gctgone)
"Explore with your students the power of images and their impact on history as they research, select and evaluate photographs in an interactive and collaborative lesson."
maps  mapping  googlemaps  history  images  photography  tcsnmy  classideas  lessons  via:morgansully 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Livemocha: Learn Languages Online - English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, 学会英语
"ivemocha is an exciting e-learning Web 2.0 startup founded by a group of experienced and successful entrepreneurs based in the Seattle area. Livemocha addresses a $20 billion worldwide language learning market fueled by rapid globalization, immigration and travel. Livemocha is a first of its kind web based language learning solution integrating online instructional content with a global community of language learners. Livemocha is a venture funded company backed by Maveron, a leading Seattle based venture firm with tremendous consumer and e-learning expertise."
languages  learning  online  elearning  spanish  italian  french  mandarin  english  lessons  tutorials  language  socialnetworking  collaboration  e-learning  chinese  education 
december 2008 by robertogreco -- Calculators, Lessons, and Worksheets
" is a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students and teachers of algebra. "
algebra  math  tcsnmy  tutorials  lessons 
september 2008 by robertogreco
dy/dan » Geometry: The Supplement
"This supplement comprises 2,144 slides and 1.94 GB — a lot of a/v content, in other words, some of which I did not author and do not have explicit permission to republish. Sorry about that. Every respect has been paid to Fair Use. Every effort has been made at attribution.

Textbook assignments and certain diagrams, for example, reference Discovering Geometry, a very good Geometry text. The opener miscellany, for another example, is lifted from both Snapple® caps and Vital Statistics, a reference text which is just as good as Snapple® but in a different way. If you are a copyright holder (or know one) and I missed your attribution, please let me know via dan at mrmeyer dot com and we will make that right.

The rest is yours to use under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial-sharealike license. This supplement is provided as is. Your suggestions are welcome and appreciated but, due to time constraints, this is not a wiki."
geometry  education  curriculum  math  powerpoint  lessons  lectures  danmeyer  howto 
september 2008 by robertogreco
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming on the Web
"The goal of this guide is to be the funnest and easiest way for a beginner to get started programming. To this end, we have made 3 innovations that set this guide apart from all others: 1. Program right now in your browser: You can edit and run any of the examples directly in your browser. No downloads or software installs, ever. 2. Learn JavaScript: It's the most useful language to know, and this guide lets you write entire web apps using it. 3. Build and share your own apps: This guide will teach you how to publish web apps at your own domain name for others to use."
beginner  learning  programming  coding  browser  tutorials  howto  classideas  tcsnmy  education  webdesign  webdev  tutorial  lessons  html  browsers 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Annenberg Media - A Biography of America
"A Biography of America is a telecourse and video series that presents American history as a living narrative. This series web site lets you delve further into the topics of the 26 video programs."
us  education  history  biography  socialstudies  ushistory  humanities  curriculum  lessons  video  tcsnmy  via:cburell 
june 2008 by robertogreco
TeachStreet | Find Local Teachers, Learn New Things
"Our goal is to encourage life-long learning by connecting inquiring minds with quality instructors. We built TeachStreet to be a headache-free place for insatiable learners to quickly find great local instructors—whether they want to learn photography

[via: ]
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june 2008 by robertogreco
Self Made Scholar
"This blog is going to be all about self-education - people learning what they want to know
education  free  reference  books  learning  autodidacts  autodidactism  audiobooks  tutorials  opencourseware  howto  deschooling  unschooling  lessons  homeschool  autodidacticism 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Teaching ARG Design to teenagers | Mssv
"Three exhausting hours later, and what might be the world’s first ARG Design Workshop for teenagers was over. I was pretty happy - but even happier that there had been four other people there to help."
arg  learning  teens  classideas  workshops  teaching  make  lessons  via:foe  games  play  gaming  gamedesign  creativity  pedagogy 
april 2008 by robertogreco
No Student Left Indoors: Creating a Field Guide to Your Schoolyard
"Helping K-12 Teachers and students to discover, explore, observe, and record the nature in their schoolyard. For urban, suburban, and rural schools"
education  learning  outdoors  naturedeficitdisorder  lessons  nature  weather  schools  curriculum  teaching  students  children 
april 2008 by robertogreco
HotChalk - Connecting Teachers, Student and Parents - Featuring NBC News Global Studies Collection Videos
"learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a learning management system (LMS), a rich library of teacher-contributed lesson plans, premium digital content like NBC News video, and professional development for teachers in a
education  lms  content  nbc  video  archives  teaching  online  internet  web  lessons  curriculum  reference 
april 2008 by robertogreco
You Suck at Photoshop, Hilarious Tutorials by Donnie Hoyle | Laughing Squid
"Donnie Hoyle has created a hilarious series of “You Suck at Photoshop” tutorials: 1: Distort, Warp, & Layer Effects...2: Covering Your Mistakes...3: Clone Stamp and Manual Cloning...4: Paths and Masks...5: Select Color Range"
photography  howto  tutorials  humor  lessons  graphics  video 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Boys, brains and toxic lessons - Times Online
"The gender gap in schools is all about the different ways children see and hear – and it’s no wonder that boys are unmotivated and uninterested, the psychologist and doctor Leonard Sax tells our correspondent"
behavior  boys  education  learning  schools  teaching  lessons  pedagogy  gender 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: Things You Really Need to Learn
[also here: ]

"How to predict consequences; read; distinguish truth from fiction; empathize; be creative; communicate clearly; learn; stay healthy; value yourself; live meaningfully" - resonse to Guy Kawasaki's 'ten things you should learn this school year'
stephendownes  advice  learning  lessons  life  philosophy  perspective  skills  pedagogy  teaching  education  psychology  creativity  happiness  lifehacks  self  schools  survival  success  strategy  howto  productivity  management  gtd  self-improvement  homeschool  unschooling  deschooling 
january 2008 by robertogreco - What I Learned in Art School (Is it Design Thinking?)
"This is meant to be a dialogue. If you went to art school, did you learn these kind of things? More importantly, if you didn’t go to art school, did you not learn these things?"
design  education  learning  lessons  schools  thinking  process  creativity  art  chistopherfahey 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Main Page - Free-reading
"Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing experiment. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1."
reading  instruction  activities  curriculum  books  free  kids  literacy  children  teaching  wiki  schools  opensource  phonics  elearning  ebooks  audio  lessons  spelling  education  preschool  elementary  english  writing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Learning 2.0 - The Things
"Welcome to the original Learning 2.0 Program. This site was created to support PLCMC's Learning 2.0 Program; a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies and reward them for doing 23 Things."
activities  business  flickr  collaboration  howto  gamechanging  community  learning  lessons  librarians  libraries  management  workshops  web2.0  web  technology  tools  resources  training  reference  networkedlearning  online  pedagogy  professionaldevelopment  courses  progress  tagging  tags  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  wikis  work  education  elearning  folksonomy  free  media  blogs  autodidacts  lcproject  homeschool  unschooling  schools  podcasts  webdesign  myspace  recording  programming  rss  onlinetoolkit  internet  content  user  webdev 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Things You Really Need to Learn ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
predict consequences - read - distinguish truth from fiction - empathize - be creative - communicate clearly - learn - stay healthy - value yourself - live meaningfully
learning  life  meaning  education  stephendownes  lessons  philosophy 
october 2007 by robertogreco
27 Skills Your Child Needs to Know That She’s Not Getting In School | zen habits
"What follows is a basic curriculum in life that a child should know before reaching adulthood. There will probably be other skills you can add to this list, but at least it’s a starting point."
adolescence  awareness  childcare  children  parenting  childhood  education  learning  lessons  life  lifehacks  lifestyle  skills  social  success  schools  money 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Understanding by Design Exchange by ASCD
"Understanding by Design Exchange, is a Web site dedicated to the design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction that leads students to deep understanding of content."
curriculum  design  education  methods  planning  resources  teaching  schools  collaborative  work  ubd  lessons 
may 2007 by robertogreco

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