A picture is worth a thousand words

Juan Osborne is a graphic artist who has captured a picture entirely through words…. See for yourself!

Juan Osborne Word Art

Check out Juan Osborne’s astonishing word art here:

http://www.dtail.com/2011/02/astonishing-word-art-of-juan-osborne/

Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory

Are we really just one type of learner? Can we be many? And can we change from one type of learner to another?

Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences expanded the traditional notion of what is ‘intelligence’ to include this range of possibilities:

  • Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”)
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”)
  • Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”)
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”)
  • Musical intelligence (“music smart”)
  • Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”)
  • Intrapersonal intelligence (“self smart”)
  • Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”)

At the time of it’s publication (1983), the theory gave other types of learners a chance to ‘shine.’ For example, those who excelled in visual arts might have been  considered ‘talented’ but not necessarily ‘intelligent’. Gardner’s theory made room for this distinction.

However, are these categories useful? Or do they simply box people into one type of learner or another?

For me, the individual and the context in which the learner receives and shares information and ideas –is what matters most. Each of us unique. But it takes time and effort and intelligence to get to know what works for each of us.

Are YOU intelligent? … Take the test. ;)

http://literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html

To learn more about Gardner’s theory on MI, and how he relates it to the use of multimedia and technology, visit his site: http://www.howardgardner.com/MI/mi.html

 

 

So what is the oldest page on the Web?

Ever wondered what the oldest page is on the wwweb?…. Not surprizingly, Tim Berners Lee is the author with an interesting perspective on it. This blog sheds some light on the subject:

http://eightface.com/2005/12/oldest-page-on-the-internet/

 

 

An innovative way of displaying information … by Corning.

One of my students pointed me to a video clip showing the future of information design, so thought I would share it with you all. Here is a link to  …. The future of Information Design

Enjoy!

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity in Education….

This is definitely something worth thinking about!

a creative idea for a website … boone oakley

Where does creativity come from?

a documentary on web 3.0 : the semantic web

Check out this smart documentary on the semantic web (web 3.0) by kateray.net. It features a few of the biggest, brightest thinkers and pioneers of the Web, including Tim Berners Lee, Google scientist, Alon Halevy and MIT prof, David Kargy –all discussing the structure of the web (or the need for one).

In it, NYU New Media prof, Clay Shirky asks the DEEP PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION: … “Does the world make sense? Or do we make sense of the world?”

I think the answer is clear: We need to make sense of the world (wide web) for it to be useful!

Here, web 3.0 is a semantic web. It’s about creating meaningful relationships between and among data. <!–Insert social networking plug here!–> It’s a world where indexes and meta-data matter most. It’s like one ginormous database!

It is however, an interesting exercise to imagine what the World Wide Web looks like, or might look like.

Check it out and see for yourself!

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