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Started by Timothy Gangwer Jun 17, 2013.

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Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

President and CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.

The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 29, 2016 at 7:57am

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

By Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016

Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 23, 2016 at 8:50am

Technology Changes Quickly

PEOPLE NEED TIME

05/18/2016
TECHNOLOGY
By Art Willer

Today we are all experiencing the technology…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:15am

How Do We Teach 21st Century Students?

05/18/2016
BETTER TEACHING
By TJ Scholl

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:10am

Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?

by Donnie Ray Jones

July 22, 2016

The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While many of us may not have…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on August 16, 2016 at 10:58am

 

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Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

Matthew LynchPresident and CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear of a school board or administrators discussing the way cutting math programs could help the school’s bottom line. There is a hierarchy of…See More
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How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School YearBy Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every…See More
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Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?

by Donnie Ray JonesJuly 22, 2016The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.While many of us may not have been directly affected by these events, we watched the news as it unfolded on broadcast and social media. Witnessing such violence on media can take a…See More
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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
May 26
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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
May 24
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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
May 17
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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
May 5
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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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