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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

Katrina Schwartz | September 17, 2014 | 5 Comments

Participatory games let students see archival footage of events that happened in…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on September 23, 2014 at 1:13pm

Biochemistry Instructors’ Views toward Developing and Assessing Visual Literacy in Their Courses



Biochemistry Instructors’ Views toward Developing and Assessing Visual Literacy in Their Courses

Kimberly J. Linenberger and Thomas A. Holme *

Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011,…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on September 22, 2014 at 1:16pm

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Katrina Schwartz | September 10, 2014 | 11 Comments

“They don’t live in Saskatoon!” a seventh-grade girl says…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on September 17, 2014 at 8:51am

ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools

Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West | August 28, 2014 7:30am

ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools

In June 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative intended to equip schools with the best technology available to improve the nation's education system. The administration secured pledges of over $2 billion from…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on September 10, 2014 at 10:52am

8th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

8th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

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vl8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference: Visual Literacies

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015

Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

In a…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 29, 2014 at 4:30pm

 

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look ForKatrina Schwartz | September 10, 2014 | 11 Comments“They don’t live in Saskatoon!” a seventh-grade girl says vehemently. She’s working with her class to figure out where another mystery class is located somewhere else in…See More
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ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools

Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West | August 28, 2014 7:30amConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in SchoolsIn June 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative intended to equip schools with the best technology available to improve the nation's education system. The administration secured pledges of over $2 billion from leading technology companies. Despite that headline grabbing figure, a lack of…See More
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8th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

8th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Netcontact email: vl8@inter-disciplinary.net8th Global Conference: Visual LiteraciesWednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015 Lisbon, PortugalCall for Presentations: In a relatively short space of time, the concept of visual literacy has grown from seedbeds of ideas in a small subset of disciplines into a movement of thinking and practice that touches nearly all fields of research. The…See More
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Informal education: What students are learning outside the classroom

AUGUST 20, 2014Informal education: What students are learning outside the classroomBy Annie Murphy PaulTECH SMART  By Annie Murphy PaulThis story also appeared at:One thousand hours: That’s approximately the number of instructional hours…See More
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Toledo Museum of Art Hosts International Visual Literacy Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014 Home » General News » Toledo Museum of Art Hosts International Visual Literacy Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014 The Chines…

Toledo Museum of Art Hosts International Visual Literacy Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014Home » General News » Toledo Museum of Art Hosts International Visual Literacy Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014The Chinese proverb about pictures being worth a thousand words is truer today than ever. Control dials are being replaced by screens with icons on automobile dashboards; the printed page, by video. As…See More
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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearningPosted by Karla Gutierrez on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 11:23 AMWe are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. Moving and still images have been included in learning materials for decades, but only now has faster…See More
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Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.MELANIE PLENDAJUL 11 2014, 8:00 AM ETIt was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go down like this. There wasn't supposed to be a lost manuscript; the travelers weren't supposed to turn on each other. The only good, if any, to be found in this…See More
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© 2014, Timothy GangwerSunset Cliff, Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
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Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lame

Why schools’ efforts to block the Internet are so laughably lameBy Annie Murphy PaulAs schools around the country have rolled out one-to-one computer initiatives, handing out tablets and laptops to their students, a sour note has often intruded on the triumphant fanfare heralding these programs. Within days, even hours, of the devices’ distribution, their young users have figured out how to circumvent the filters meant…See More
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Innovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"

PROJECT-BASED LEARNINGSubscribe to RSSInnovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"JUNE 6, 2014<img class=" field-cover-media" src="/sites/default/files/styles/feature_image_breakpoints_theme_edutopia_desktop_1x/public/slates/boss-make-room-whatifs-authorimage.jpg?itok=hA_okIgg" alt="" /> Brookwood teacher Rich Lehrer, high school student Arjun Bhatnagar, and…See More
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Optometrist helps train eyes to process information

Optometrist helps train eyes to process informationBrenda Wade Schmidt, bschmidt@argusleader.com 11:07 p.m. CDT May 27, 2014In the past year, Stacy Haber has watched her daughter score her first soccer goal, catch a ball with her hands instead of her body and ride a bike without training wheels.Sabrina Haber, 9, also switched from reluctant to eager reader, so much so that she takes a stack of books and goes to bed early just to have some reading time before falling asleep.The Habers have…See More
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Tips for Parents: Nurturing Creativity at Home

Tips for Parents: Nurturing Creativity at HomeRivero, L. Davidson Institute for Talent Development 2014 This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Lisa Rivero. Ms. Rivero summarizes the key points in which parents can encourage and facilitate creativity in their children. I am passionate about creativity, and here is why: Having greater skills of and practice in creativity and creative thinking can help us to live more fulfilling and even happier lives, even if we never paint a…See More
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Edwin Land

Portrait of American scientist, inventor, and businessman Edwin Land (1909 - 1991), co-founder of Polaroid, demonstrating the '60-second film,' in 1963. Photograph by Fritz Goro/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.23 years later the Polaroid…
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Art of Dance

The Art of Dance, © 2014, Timothy Gangwer
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Creating tech-savvier teachers

Creating tech-savvier teachers46 percent of teachers say they lack the training needed to use technology effectively with studentsBy:Alison DeNiscoDistrict Administration, May 2014Some 93 percent of teachers believe that technology has…See More
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