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MSU psychology study takes unique look at visual learning

MSU psychology study takes unique look at visual learning

6:36 p.m. CDT October 26, 2014

You’re driving on the interstate with traffic all around you. In tiny increments of time, you are aware of the types of cars on either side. Because you’re familiar with them, your conscious attention is directed elsewhere.…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on October 27, 2014 at 9:05am

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

 

By Jacque Wilson, CNN

updated 7:40 AM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014

The PhotoMath app solves equations for you using your phone's camera.

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on October 22, 2014 at 8:52am

International Visual Literacy Association Conference to Open Eight Innovators’ Keynotes to the Public

Innovators from fields as varied as medicine, film and education will convene at the Toledo Museum of Art for a series of keynote lectures about the rise of visual language.

Free and open to the public, the presentations are part of The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, the 47th annual conference of the…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on October 21, 2014 at 4:57pm

Why visual literacy is important

Why visual literacy is important

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:35 pm, Wed Oct 15, 2014.

Bailey Freestone bailey.freestone@iowastatedaily.com

Visual literacy is the ability to look at…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on October 16, 2014 at 9:13am

The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet'

The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet'

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By Jake Wallis Simons, for CNN

updated 7:50 AM EDT, Thu October 9, 2014

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on October 10, 2014 at 10:04am

 

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MSU psychology study takes unique look at visual learning

MSU psychology study takes unique look at visual learning6:36 p.m. CDT October 26, 2014You’re driving on the interstate with traffic all around you. In tiny increments of time, you are aware of the types of cars on either side. Because you’re familiar with them, your conscious attention is directed elsewhere.Psychologist Wayne Mitchell, coordinator of the experimental psychology graduate program at Missouri State University, is fascinated by the response to the unfamiliar, especially in…See More
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In My Shoes

© 2014, Timothy Gangwer"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." - Henry David Thoreau
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Why visual literacy is important

Why visual literacy is importantPosted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:35 pm, Wed Oct 15, 2014.Bailey Freestone bailey.freestone@iowastatedaily.comVisual literacy is the ability to look at the world around you and analyze what is being seen to give it a deeper meaning. While students look at their surroundings, they rarely take it in and understand the true meaning behind what they are seeing.“Most people spend about…See More
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A Thousand Horses

© 2014, Timothy Gangwer"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."- Maya Angelou
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The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet'

The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet'endclickprintincludestartclickprintexclude no partnerBy Jake Wallis Simons, for CNNupdated 7:50 AM EDT, Thu October 9, 2014(CNN) -- At first glance, they could almost pass for masterpieces by Monet or Renoir.But these impressionist-style paintings -- which are changing hands for thousands of dollars -- were painted by a five-year-old girl who is unable to speak.Meet Iris Halmshaw, an autistic…See More
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The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education

April 18-19, 2015, University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis, MN
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Visualization and Big Data: new technology trends

This article provided by IBA GroupVisualization and Big Data: new technology trendsTHOUGHTLEADERS  | 07.05.2014 | …See More
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Biochemistry Instructors’ Views toward Developing and Assessing Visual Literacy in Their Courses

Biochemistry Instructors’ Views toward Developing and Assessing Visual Literacy in Their CoursesKimberly J. Linenberger and Thomas A. Holme *Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, United StatesJ. Chem. Educ., Article ASAPDOI: 10.1021/ed500420rPublication Date (Web): September 18, 2014Copyright © 2014 The…See More
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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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In My Shoes

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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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