Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 rundown of the best posts #2





Looking back at 2014 I've come up with a my roundup of what's been most-read on the G-Souto's Blog.

Below you’ll see the top posts along the second semester 2014 containing edtech,historical, linguistic, scientific, artistic, and social themes or resources I have relied for teaching and learning.

The selection is based on page views but also based on pedagogical relevance of the most read posts.

I kept the order of the most viewed, but eliminated the posts that seemed less relevant. The main reason is that sometimes certain posts acquire too much visibility, not for their value but for the keywords that the search engines "like" indexing.




Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le Top des posts les plus lus du 2eme semestre 2014. Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me suivre au quotidien.

Je vous remercie, chers enseignants, chers lecteurs, de votre intérêt et m’efforce d’être toujours au plus proche des événements concernant des idées pédagogiques pour vous offrir les dernières actualités en éducation et numérique. Bien sûr le numérique est essentiel.  Les technologies donnent aux jeunes des possibilités que les générations précédentes ne pouvaient pas avoir au même âge." 

Mais aussi aux grandes thématiques historiques, linguistiques, culturelles et sociales, des ressources en ligne, et de nombreuses observations personnelles sur la pédagogie de façon à faciliter à tous les élèves des chances égales de réussite.

Here are the 2nd semester's most popular posts of 2014 :

Le Top des posts du 2e semestre 2014 :





















My crush of the #2nd semester? Monsieur LazharAbsolutely! Avec une belle légéreté, Monsieur Lazhar dépeint un tableau très actuel et réaliste de ce qu’est l’école de maintenant. 

A powerful and delicate human portrait of a techer and his students. A movie by Philippe Falardeau based on the play Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne De la Chenelière

I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.  If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of the icons to share it with others. And why noit to leave a comment?

May the coming year be a successful one for all those educators who love teach and see children as creative individuals. Preparing learners for the future should therefore be a prime function of all schools.

G-Souto

30.12.2014
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Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 rundown of the best posts #1



#Santa's selfie
credits : Kainulainen/Lehtikuva Oy/SIPA
Looking back at 2014 I've come up with a my roundup of what's been most-read on the G-Souto's Blog.

Below you’ll see the top posts along the first semester 2014 containing edtech, historical, linguistic, scientific, artistic, and social themes or resources I have relied for teaching and learning.

The selection is based on page views but also based on pedagogical relevance of the most read posts.

I kept the order of the most viewed, but eliminated the posts that seemed less relevant. The main reason is that sometimes certain posts acquire too much visibility, not for their value but for the keywords that the search engines "like" indexing.



Je suis ravie de partager avec vous le Top des posts les plus lus du 1er semestre 2014. Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à me suivre au quotidien.

Je vous remercie, chers enseignants, chers lecteurs, de votre intérêt et m’efforce d’être toujours au plus proche des événements concernant des idées pédagogiques pour vous offrir les dernières actualités en éducation et numérique. Bien sûr le numérique est essentiel.  Les technologies donnent aux jeunes des possibilités que les générations précédentes ne pouvaient pas avoir au même âge." 

Mais aussi aux grandes thématiques historiques, linguistiques, culturelles et sociales, des ressources en ligne, et de nombreuses observations personnelles sur la pédagogie de façon à faciliter à tous les élèves des chances égales de réussite.

Here are the 1st semester's most popular posts of 2014 :

Le Top 17 des posts du 1er semestre 2014 :





















My crush of the #1st semester? The Tale of Princess KaguyaAbsolutely! A lovely Japanese folk tailer by  Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli).


I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.  If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of the icons to share it with others. And why noit to leave a comment?

May the coming year be a successful one for all those educators who love teach and see children as creative individuals. Preparing learners for the future should therefore be a prime function of all schools.

G-Souto

29.12.2014
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

'Tis the Season : Educational animated resources




Google Doodle Holiday Spirit
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As we end the trimester, moving through winter solstice toward the returning light, may the Holiday Spirit of the educational community help ease December’s chill.
Here some cute digital resources that will cheer kids around the world now that they are enjoying the holiday season.

Google has begun the countdown to Christmas with the first in a series of its popular festive Google Doodles. Today you will find a new one. Let's see the third on 24 December.

The festive ’Tis the season! doodle, which gets a new incarnation each year, is the search giant’s way of celebrating the start of the Christmas holiday season for its users across the globe.




Ho ho ho ! Santa fans this Christmas have a choice between two Santa trackers: Google's Santa Tracker and Norad Santa Tracker (Microsoft). 

Children and fan tech can explore some of the very best holiday light displays from around the world on +Google Maps.

This year Google's Santa Tracker has an interesting feature about Christmas traditions around the world. The Christmas Traditions map features the traditions of seventeen locations spread across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. 

Click the placemark on the map to read a short summary of a tradition in each location.

Google, meanwhile, has built an interactive Santa Village, which also offers games, videos and a scrolling sled-ride.




NORAD Santa

Norad’s Santa website includes games, music and movies, and caters for eight different languages. 



NORAD starts tracking Santa at 7am GMT on Christmas Eve, when he begins his journey around the world. He traditionally begins by delivering presents to the inhabitants of the Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean.
Both sites feature a countdown to all-important Christmas Eve and features which will become unlocked nearer to the day. 
Education:
There is so much fun! Both are so creative! However there is some learning too. Traditions, geography, languages (it will depend of the language kids decide to interact). And coding. Google hopes to teach kids to code as part of a short Christmas project written in basic Javascript.




And now the last beautiful surprise. Le Petit Prince, do you remember the lovely book by the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? The new animated video by Mark Osborne.


Le Petit Prince, 2015
Adapté pour la première fois en long métrage d’animation, le film sortira au cinéma le 7 octobre 2015, en France.

Le Petit Prince a completé 70 ans en 2013. Et 2010 Google a célébré le 110e anniversaire de Antoine de Saint- Exupery avec un beau doodle.









Le Petit Prince, 2015

Mark Osborne, le même réalisateur de Kung Fu Panda promet devenir un des plus beaux films 2015.

Il y aura les voix de Florence Foresti, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Guillaume Gallienne et Vincent Lindon.




Le Petit Prince, 2015

Synopsis : 
  • C’est l’histoire d’une histoire.
  • C’est l’histoire d’une petite fille, intrépide et curieuse, qui vit dans un monde d’adultes.
  • C’est l’histoire d’un aviateur, excentrique et facétieux, qui n’a jamais vraiment grandi.
  • C’est l’histoire du Petit Prince qui va les réunir dans une aventure extraordinaire.






Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time (about 140 million), which puts it somewhere between the first Harry Potter novel (107 million) and A Tale of Two Cities (200 million). 

The book has been adapted numerous times- including an opera and a ballet - but next year's animated film might be the most beautiful interpretation, my opinion based on the new trailer.
"The trailer itself is a gorgeous blend of papercraft animation (for the story of the Little Prince himself) and Pixar-esque CG (for the framed story around it)."
There's no English-language version of the trailer yet, but we're expecting one soon enough. The voice cast for this English version is fantastic (Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Ricky Gervais, and Benicio del Toro, among others). Wow !

Le Petit Prince, 2015

Education:


As my usual readers know I love animated movies ! They are so poetic, imaginative, the stories, the artistic design. 

I love to introduce animated movies into school curriculum. I can already envision so many ways to use these movies to teach literacy, grammar, morals, music, civics, sciences, drawing, for reinforcing the skills, reading, writing, drawing, composingfor reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference.




Le Petit Prince, 2015

It is the most magical night of the year, but for children waiting for their presents, Christmas Eve can seem interminable. 

Wishing everyone a Bright Holiday Season! And  a special hug to all the children in the world.


I'm off to continue celebrating Christmas at home with my family.


G-Souto

24.12.2014
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Arts Education : Museums & Apps




Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris (iPhone, tablet)



screenshot app Musée Arts et Métiers, Paris

Speaking on Arts in Education, here a new tool ! An app for students of Arts.

The Musée des Arts et Métiers has a new app for students of Arts. And for teachers of course.

We can enter at the Museum of Arts et Métiers, in Paris, and one of the first things on view is a strange looking plane perched over a historic staircase. Wonder what it is? Let's see !




Aeroplane 3
screenshot Musée des Arts et Métiers app

Since the 10th December, we can click on a mobile app based on Google Cultural Institute platform and learn about the French inventor and engineer Clement Adler’s 120-year old rival to the Wright Brothers.




Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris (iPhone, tablet)

Some information:

L’application (appli) du Musée des arts et métiers disponible gratuitement sur la plateforme Google Play, permet de suivre en français et en anglais les 8 visites guidées thématiques suivantes :


• Collection Communication
• Collection Énergie
• Collection Instruments scientifiques
• Collection Transports
• Collection Construction
• Collection Matériaux
• Les objets phares

Plus de de 200 objets commentés accompagnés de photos en haute définition et une visite "Les objets phares" audioguidée pour découvrir les collections du musée en toute autonomie.


Education:

The Musée of Arts et Métiers is a new app for teachers and students of Arts. We can enjoy an artwork or love the story behind an object. 

Teachers and students can discover all the beautiful artworks at Musée des Arts et Métiers and  follow in "the footsteps of inventors and pioneers of progress and explore a one-of-a-kind repository of scientific and technical knowledge".


App:

More than 250 objects presented with 8 thematic tours : 

  • Highlights of the collection, 
  • Scientific instruments, 
  • Materials, 
  • Energy, 
  • Mechanics, 
  • Construction,
  • Communication and Transport.
Languages :
  • Français
  • English
Prize:

It's a Free app

Let's watch the video below:






credits video : Google Culture Institute

Other apps of Museums :

There are other interesting and motivating apps from different MuseumsEleven museums and cultural institutions in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Nigeria, have worked with Google engenineers on this pilot project. Their apps are available for free on thGoogle Play store.



Golden
screenshot Museo d'Arte Orientale MAO


Portrait of a Man
screenshot Fondazioni Torino Musei GAM
https://lh3.ggpht.com/

Palazzo Madama (iphone, iPad apps)



Palazzo Madama
screenshot Palazzo Madama


Museo MaGa
screenshot Museo Ma.Ga

In Turin, teachers and students can discover the riches of the near and far East at MAOwonder at the surprising artworks at GAM, and go from the Middle Ages to contemporary photography at Palazzo Madama

But they can discover as well the international street artworks and their authors,brought together by the Emergence Festival


Finally, strolling through MAGA to find out more about the Italian contemporary art scene.



Rijksmuseum Museum (iPhone, tablet apps)
In the Netherlands, learners and educators cavisit the Rijksmuseum van OudhedenIts app explores archaeological treasures from Egypt, Rome, and the Netherlands. 

And what about the history of Nigeria?  We can discover the story of the Amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorate 100 years ago thanks to the Pan-Atlantic University app.



Digital Museum of Nigerian History

This is a chance to follow in the footsteps of artists, inventors and pioneers of art and progress and explore a one-of-a-kind repository of artistic, scientific and technical knowledge.

These mobile apps allow easy sharing with friends. Because Internet access can be a challenge when traveling abroad, we made sure these apps will work when you're offline.

The Internet no longer plays just a minor role in diffusing museum knowledge. It has become a major force, allowing museums to expand and strengthen their reach. 


Museums see digital media as core to their mission of education and inspiring people about art and culture.




screenshot app Musée Arts et Métiers, Paris

Some thoughts :

“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples”.

Unesco


In recent years  museums have begun to re-examine what education means for them and there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of all kinds of learning within museums

The world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of art and museums shared by social media. 

Increasing numbers of museums are experimenting with digital learning. This issue of Museum Practice looks at how museums are exploring the potential of digital technology to offers visitors personalised learning experiences with a focus on collaboration an participation

Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.

Museums in a changing world is recognition that institutions are faced with interpreting, and existing in, a field that is becoming increasingly fluid. Each may face a unique set of goals, interests and audiences."

Museums  have an a attractive impact in the curriculum. Students love school visits to museums. Students can appreciate there is history all around them.

There is nothing to stop any school enjoying trips to educational historic sites if their pupils will benefit.

G-Souto

19.12.2014