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Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

By Sargy Letuchy Jul 18, 2016

When I first saw the long list of my classes’ ELA Common Core Standards, I remember feeling overwhelmed and worrying about how I was going to cover all of…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on July 18, 2016 at 9:36am

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

PRODUCTIVITY WORKBY JULIE ELLIS

When education is combined with technology, wonderful…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on July 8, 2016 at 7:33am

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on June 28, 2016 at 8:28am

 

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15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016PRODUCTIVITY WORKBY JULIE ELLISWhen education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support that they need.…See More
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Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.By David Raths06/15/16In the…See More
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Gifted English Language Learners

Author - Timothy Gangwer, M.A.CEO & Professional Development Specialist,Visual Teaching AllianceApril 14, 2016Gifted English Language LearnersWho are English Language Learners and are we fulfilling their educational needs?There is often a stereotypical definition of gifted students, but does this viewinclude gifted…See More
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Theo Jansen's Strandbeest wind sculptures

Theo Jansen's "Strandbeest" sculptures are more like a species of artificial animals than a work of art. Their movements are incredibly life-like. Meaning "b...
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Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacherby Timothy GangwerChanging perspectives changes lives. As one of the many pioneers in the field of visual literacy, I have travelled throughout the world observing the universal visual expression that crosses all cultural boundaries. Humans are hard-wired for learning and what we learn is not nearly as important as how we learn. By opening our eyes and ears, we open our minds. When our perceptions begin to change, so too does our ability to change the…See More
May 31
Debbie Abilock commented on Timothy Gangwer's blog post Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
"Hi Timothy, Think about what goal you have for the Eckford/Brian photo analysis.  If it's to understand how people reconcile themselves with the past, then the contemporary photo makes a nice juxtaposition.  What other ways are there…"
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and think with pictures.Standards Support Visual Literacy InstructionVisual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the …See More
May 28
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STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovationEven Sesame Street is acknowledging how the both go hand-in-handWednesday 25 May 2016There has been much talk and reportage of the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at further and higher education level - and beyond - recently.Exam results season in the Autumn of last year had business leaders expressing their hope that the number of young students seeking an…See More
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36 EDTECH TOOLS I’M USING RIGHT NOW IN MY CLASSROOM AND LIFE

 by Vicki Davis So many of these tools are essential to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom (and life) right now. Some even hum along and do their job and I didn’t do a thing but set them up.36 Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and LifeToday I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s…See More
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What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectively

What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectivelyBy Mieke Vlok on May 17, 2016 “If your child normally wants to study and do homework with friends, and talks to you about what he has to learn, he is probably an active learner,” says Sunette Bishop, and educational psychologist from Cape Town.Many parents struggle with exams and homework right…See More
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FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016May 4, 2016The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces new 2016 initiatives as part of its education program, Film in Education, partnering with cultural and educational organizations citywide to provide teacher training in visual storytelling through film.The Film Society launched Film Society Kids in 2014, a residency program that brings film into neighborhood elementary schools to support students' visual literacy.…See More
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The Meaningless Buzzword That’s Destroying American Education

Brian Stone 4/26/2016 LGBT advocate, U.S. Navy Veteran and Dearborn, Mich. resident From speeches on Capitol Hill to the lowliest school board meeting, there’s a word buzzing around the ears of educators all across America. This word has become a sort of ink blot test, where legislators, citizens and educators can put whatever meaning they want onto it while its destroying our educational system.Rigor. The…See More
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Should I Download That App? A Ten-Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time

By Kerry Gallagher and Ross Cooper Apr 21, 2016Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool.Let’s be honest—flashy,…See More
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Workshops artfully joined words and pictures

Workshops artfully joined words and pictures By L.L. Angell, The NewsweeklyEveryone loves the comics. But today, they range far beyond "Family Circus" in the morning paper and perennial favorites like Marvel's Iron Man, the Hulk and The Avengers.The new world of comics is intelligent, provocative and comes in many forms. From one-panel cartoons to serialized comic strips to long graphic novels that combine text with illustrations, the comics are alive and well — and full of surprises.That's…See More
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Famous Failures

http://this-video-recommends.info/on/famous-failures ((( Get The Inspiring Book On Famous Failures))) Inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times...
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Meeting challenges of teaching adolescents

Meeting challenges of teaching adolescentsBY RACHEL NOBEL | APRIL 7, 2016 NEW YORK TEACHER ISSUE “We are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the school system,” joked Richard Mantell, the UFT’s vice president for middle schools, as he opened the UFT’s third annual Middle School Conference on Saturday, March 19. “We get absolutely no respect.”UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell (left) presents Senator Chuck Schumer with a UFT Middle Schools jacket.But that was not the case for the…See More
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