world wide education program manager at adobe systems
Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Jan 17, 2014
What's your favorite meme? How might you teach with it?
An Internet meme is an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet, as with imitating the concept.Some notable examples include: posting a photo of people in public places lying down planking, or uploading a short video of people dancing to the Harlem Shake.
An interesting compendium of all internet memes ever is available here: http://knowyourmeme.com/
Many internet memes are nothing more than an interesting or funny digital image that has been edited in Photoshop using layers. There are plenty of examples of digital image memes all over the internet, many of which make great classroom projects.
If you’re interested in exploring how other educators are using memes in the classroom, check out this great introduction, which includes a number of links to other sites with more information: ERMAHGERD Memes in the Classroom!
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Posted on Aug 18, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 19, 2013
In a chat with some folks from the Kennedy Center Education Department and a few other folks last week, we surfaced the need for an international network of innovative professional development providers. Most pd is terrible, we all agree on that, but there are some bright pockets of innovation out there with some organizations doing some really, really cool stuff. Why don't more "cool" professional development providers talk to one another? Why don't we share best practices? And why don't existing networks for professional development providers truly foster innovation, creativity and impact instead of just regurgitating the same old tired adult learning models? What would should a network look like, and who would be its members? Its leaders?
In an effort to get started thinking more deeply about this idea, I started doing some research into professional development providers and networks. I'm calling this project #ArrestedProfessionalDevelopment for the moment; it's a working title but I kind of like it!
Can you help out?
Who's changing the face of teacher education by changing the definition of professional development? Who, in your mind, are the most innovative, creative and impactful professional development providers out there? What do you love about them? Post your list in the comments.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Feb 7, 2014
What do you think about infographics? Are they a valid form of art or a flash-in-the-pan trend?
How might you use infographics in your teaching practice to help students develop their visual literacy skills? Share your ideas and thoughts below.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 9, 2013
We're always looking for great, inspiring infographics to use in our classrooms. Have you or your students created an infographic you would like to share? Or do you have a great source to find cool, interesting or thought-provoking infographics? Share your links here.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 6, 2013
What are your impressions of the trend to "gamify" teaching and learning? How do you see games and game mechanics driving student engagement in your classroom?
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Posted on Feb 28, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 28, 2013
How can we, as educational leaders, leverage resources in the community to drive positive change on our campuses? How do we overcome reluctance or resistance to change among the staff? Students? Community? And on the flip side, how can we engage allies within the community in our work? Share your strategy and tactics for engaging stakeholders in your work.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 18, 2013
This is a space to share and collaborate on leadership stories and "public narratives."
- What is the work that you identify with, and why are you called to serve as a leader within that movement?
- Who are the stakeholders in this movement, and why should they act?
- What action is needed today?
Respond to this thread with your public narrative. Give feedback on the work of other leaders.
Here is a toolkit you can download to create your own story.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2012 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 31, 2013
Do you train teachers or students to use Photoshop? Have you use Tutorial Builder and/or Tutorial Player in your work? If so, post your feedback here.
Tell us about bugs, suggest fixes, or help us brainstorm the future of these teaching and learning technologies!
Visit the Adobe Labs site to get started if you haven't already! http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/tutorialbuilder/
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